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: 185
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course214

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
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
Upon successful completion of this courses, studenst will have: - understood the importance and role of population in spatial development - got familiar with key concepts, theories, methods and applications of Population Geography - acquired skills related to the cumptuting and interpreting of masic measures of population composition, change and distribution - delved into specific issues through theoretical, empirical and methodological grounding.
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)
• Tsimbos, Κ., Veropoulou, G., Bagavos, Ch., Tragaki, Α., Psimenos, Ι., (2009), An Introduction to Population Geography, Stamoulis (ISBN: 978-960-351-782-5). 
 • Kotzamanis, V. and Pappas, V. (2005) Space and Population. Thessaly University Press (ISBN 690-8029-36-8) • Tragaki, Α. (2016) On Demography and Population Trends. "Kallipos (e-book) (ISBN 978-960-603-198-4), url: https://repository.kallipos.gr/handle/11419/4670 • Additional texts, lecture notes, and material on specific topics is distributed during lectures and uploaded online. 

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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