GETh 204: Population Geography

Course IDCourse NameInstructorRoom NumberTime
GETh 204Population GeographyDr. Rejuan Hossain Bhuiyan20311:00-11:50 A.M. (Sunday), 12:00-12:50 P.M. (Wednesday)

1. Definition, Scope and Development of Population Geography.
 
2. Data Sources : Primary and Secondary
      2.1 Errors in Data
 
3. Approaches to Population Geography
      3.1 Trewartha
      3.2 Hagerstrand
      3.3 Zelinsky
 
4. Special Aspects of Population Geography
      4.1 Determinants
      4.2 Redistribution
 
5. Patterns of Population Distribution
      5.1 Biological : Age, Sex, Race
      5.2 Social : Marital Status, Language, Religion, Education
      5.3 Occupation : Income
      5.4 Rural-Urban Residence
 
6. World Population Growth : Pattern in the Western and Eastern World
 
7. Population Growth Theories
      7.1 Malthus
      7.2 Optimum Population
      7.3 Demographic Transition Theory
      7.4 Boserup’s Hypothesis
 
8. Population Dynamics
      8.1 Fertility and Proximate Determinants of Fertility
      8.2 Mortality
      8.3 Migration and its Determinants, Processes and Patterns of Migration
            8.3.1 Elements at the Micro, Meso and Macro Level
            8.3.2 Global and Regional
 
9. Population Projection
 
10. Life Table Analysis
 
11. Population and Resources
 
12. Population Policy
 
13. Population of Bangladesh : A Geographical Perspective
 
 
Suggested Readings:
Clark, J.J. (2005) Population Geography
Jones, H. (2004) Population Geography, Second edition.
Zilensky, Wilber (2001) A Prologue to Population Geography
Shryock, Henry S. & Jacob S. Siegel (2002) The Methods and Materials of Demography, Academic Press INC, New York.
Lucas, David & et.al (1999) Beginning Population Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra.
G.J. Demko, H.M. Rose, A.A. Schnell (2000) Population Geography : A Reader
Bogue, D.J. (2000) Principles of Demography
Ehrlich, P.R. & A.H. Ehrlich (2000) Population Resources and Environment.

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