This course aims at giving to students a basic knowledge of concepts and approaches of population geography. It deals with population distribution, composition and structure, movement, growth, theories and policies. The content of this course comprises the following aspects: Basic concepts of population and sources of population data. Spatial variations in distribution and the factors on the basic of such distribution. Human diversities like race, religion, languages, and states. Structure and composition of population and their socioeconomic consequences. Population movement: fertility, mortality and migration. Interaction between population and resources-development. Population theories: demographic transition, Malthus theories, Zelinsky’s mobility transition, epidemiologic transition. Population Policies and finally case studies of population in developing and developed countries.
- Teacher: Ngendahimana Samuel