Module Details

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Title CONTEMPORARY POPULATION DYNAMICS
Code ENVS311
Coordinator Dr FM Darlington Pollock
Geography and Planning
F.Darlington-Pollock@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2020-21 Level 6 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Aims

This course focuses on long-term European population trends.  The fertility, mortality and migration dynamics of a representative cross-section of European countries are examined and competing explanations for demographic changes are discussed. The specific challenges that current population changes pose to public policy are also discussed.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Compare and contrast trends in fertility, migration and mortality across selected European countries;

(LO2) Critically evaluate competing explanations for population change;

(LO3) Critically discuss the implications of different political; economic and social contexts for population dynamics;

(LO4) Propose and evaluate policy-responses addressing challenges associated with population change.

(S1) Global perspectives demonstrate international perspectives as professionals/citizens; locate, discuss, analyse, evaluate information from international sources; consider issues from a variety of cultural perspectives, consider ethical and social responsibility issues in international settings; value diversity of language and culture

(S2) Problem solving/ critical thinking/ creativity analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions.

(S3) Communication, listening and questioning respecting others, contributing to discussions, communicating in a foreign language, influencing, presentations

(S4) Literacy application of literacy, ability to produce clear, structured written work and oral literacy - including listening and questioning


Syllabus

 

Part I: Key Theories, Concepts and Measures

Part II: European Populations in Context

Part III: The Local Perspective

Part IV: Planning for Change?


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Fully delivered online, using asynchronous e-lectures, supported by live online discussion sessions and a virtual field walk.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours           1

12

13
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 137
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
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Resit/resubmission
opportunity
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CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 1. Statistics practical workbook assessed. Materials and support provided during computer practical. There is a re-sit opportunity. Anonymous marking.  Workbook contains 6     15       
Assessment 1: Poster There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Second semester  A1 Poster    35       
Assessment 2: Policy Brief There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Second semester  2500 words    50       

Recommended Texts

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