Course Information
SchoolSchool of Spatial Planning and Development
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorPanagiotis-Arion Hatziprokopiou
Course ID20002316

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mīchanikṓn CΗōrotaxías kai Anáptyxīs (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 123
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course214

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
To understand the importance and role of population in development processes. To familiarise with key concepts, theories, methods and applications of Population Geography. To deepen into specific issues through theoretical, empirical and methodological grounding. To highlight the interdisciplinar character of Population Geography.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Population Geography and the Social Sciences.
Data sources, measurement and estimation.
Demographic characteristics and population composition.
Demographic phenomena: fertility and mortality.
Population change.
Geographic distribution.
Internal migration and urbanisation. Theories of international migration. Population theories and models. Global population: trends and prospects. Case studies from the Greek and international experience.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Laboratory Work4
Reading Assigment42
Interactive Teaching in Information Center6
presentation of short research project4
Student Assessment
- Exercises and short presentations (2+1 = 20%+) - Written exam (80%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Τσίμπος, Κ., Βεροπούλου, Γ., Μπαγκαβός, Χ., Τραγάκη, Α., Ψημένος, Ι., (2009), «Εισαγωγή στην Πληθυσμιακή Γεωγραφία», Εκδόσεις Σταμούλη (ISBN: 9789603517825). 2. Ιστοσελίδα του μαθήματος στο E-learning 3. Επιπλέον κείμενα, σημειώσεις και υλικό αναφορικά με συγκεκριμένα θέματα διανέμονται στη διάρκεια του εξαμήνου
Additional bibliography for study
Ταπεινός, Γ. Φ. (1993), «Στοιχεία Δημογραφίας: ανάλυση, κοινωνικο-οικονομικοί παράγοντες και ιστορία των πληθυσμών», Εκδόσεις Παπαζήση. Κοτζαμάνης, Β. & Παππάς, Β. (2001) «Οι χωρικές διαστάσεις των δημογραφικών φαινομένων», Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλίας. Newbold, B. N. (2009) “Population Geography: tools and issues”, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Μαλούτας, Θ. (2002) «Κοινωνικός και Οικονομικός Άτλας της Ελλάδας. Τόμος 1ος: Οι Πόλεις», ΕΚΚΕ & Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλίας. Gould W.T.S. & A.M. Findley (eds) (1994), “Population Migration and the Changing World Order”, John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York. Hornby W. & M. Jones (1993), “An Introduction to Population Geography”, second edition, Cambridge University Press, New York. Τζιαφέτας Γ. (1990), «Πληθυσμιακή Ανάλυση», ΕΛΚΕΠΑ, Αθήνα. Peters, Gary L.Larkin, Robert P (2005) Population geography: problems, concepts, and prospects
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