Course code Demo2001

Credit points 2


Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation29.11.2011

Responsible UnitInstitute of Social Sciences and Humanities

Course developer

author Sociālo un humanitāro zinātņu institūts

Ženija Krūzmētra

Dr. geogr.

Course abstract

Demography provide basic information about different societies, their development trends. The course task is to introduce students to demographic trends, the analysis of demographic processes, population information sources and research methods, process dynamics and differences in global, regional and local scale.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge of demographic trends and analysis of demographic indicators, demographic regularities; source of information on population, demographic process indicators at different scales. Skills to analyze and explain the process of demographic changes, their impact on society. Competence - the knowledge and skills of the societies demographic structure and changes, manage to use in different levels of governmental and other organisations, in planning, policy development, territory management, etc.

Compulsory reading

1. Zvidriņš P. Demogrāfija. Rīga: Latvijas Universitāte, 2003. 280 lpp.
2. Demogrāfisko terminu skaidrojošā vārdnīca. Rīga: Latvijas Universitāte, 2001. 130 lpp.
3. Weeks J.R. Population. Belmont: Thomson Learning Academic Resource Center, 2005. 675 p.
4. Demogrāfija: 2010. LR CSP Rīga, 2010. 124 lpp.

Further reading

1. Медков В.М. Демография. Москва: ИНФРА-М, 2004. 576 с.
2. Daugherty H.G., Kammeyer K.C.W. An Introduction to Population. New York: The Guilford Press, 1995. 343 p.
3. World Population Data Sheet 2010. [Tiešsaiste]. [Skatīts 15.11.2011]. Pieejams:

Periodicals and other sources

1. Journal of population research, 2010-2011. - ISSN: 1835-9469 (electronic version)
2. Population Research and Policy Review, 2010-2011. - ISSN: 1573-7829 (electronic version)
3. Демоскоп Weekly. 2010-2011. - ISSN 1726-2887 [Tiešsaiste]. [Skatīts 15.11.2011]. Pieejams: