Population, migrations and development

This course provides a broad overview of population and migration analysis in the context of human development. It is both globally and comparatively oriented and will give students the opportunity to become versed in migration processes and population problems that are being discussed on the national and international scale. The course is also designed to make students self-sufficient in understanding and taking part in the population and migration policies debate.

The course will provide students with the fundamental knowledge and methodological tools in the demographical and socio-political analysis of population and migration processes. At the end of the course students will be able to describe and explain basic demographic concepts and measures, to discuss demographic processes (mortality, fertility, migration) and their recent trends. To know and critically discuss the 21st century main population challenges and related policies. Students will also have improved skills in presenting and discussing population topics.