Syllabus query

Academic Year/course: 2017/18

419 - Degree in Geography and Land Management

28311 - Population Geography

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
28311 - Population Geography
Faculty / School:
103 - Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
419 - Degree in Geography and Land Management
First semester
Subject Type:

5.1. Methodological overview

The learning and teaching methodology developed in the course is aimed to promote the attainment of its objectives. A range of teaching and learning activities is implemented, such as interactive lessons, practical exercises, group activities, and private study.

A high level of student participation will be required from all students throughout the course.

Extensive material will be available via the Moodle site of the course. This offers a variety of resources including a repository of the lecture notes used in class, a course syllabus as well as other forms of course-specific materials.

5.2. Learning tasks

Lecture sessions 37 hours

Practical activities: Interactive, individual or group activities 15 hours

Directed activities 20 hours

Field work 4 hours

Private study 75 hours

Assessment 3 hours

5.3. Syllabus

I: Introduction to Population Geography

II:  Geographic Distribution of Population

III: Population Composition

IV: Fertility and Mortality

V: Population mobility

VI: Population Growth and policies

5.4. Course planning and calendar

The course is divided into 6 thematic blocks and 30 sessions. The first block includes the followig lessons: Data source and Population thories; it runs during the first 3 weeks of the term. The second thematic block includes Urbanization process and distribution patterns and runs during the following 4 weeks. The third thematic block includes geodemography of Aging and sex composition; it runs during the following 5 weeks. The fourth block includes Fertility Trends and implications, Mortality Patterns and Demographic Transitions and it is developed during the following 6 weeks. The fifth thematic block includes the Migration and mobility process and runs during the following 7 weeks. The final block covers the Population Change, Projections, world Population trends and Population Policies, it runs at the final weeks of the semester.


For further details concernig the timetable, classroom and other information of the course please refer to the

“Facultad de Filosofía y Letras”  web site (

5.5. Bibliography and recommended resources

Reques Velasco, Pedro. Geodemografía : fundamentos conceptuales y metodológicos : Universidad de Cantabria, D.L. 2006

Population geography : progress and prospect / edited by Michael Pacione London : Croom Helm, cop. 2011