GEOG 459-Population Studies


The course will examine the concept of organization of space from the point of view of population (i.e. recognition of spatial patterns and dynamics, with population as the focus) and the relevance of the study of population dynamics with special reference to their spatial implications for development.  Examples from both the developed and the developing world will be used to treat an Introduction to population geography, data, spatial measures and mapping, population characteristics (Age, sex, nuptiality, households, urban-rural patterns, socio-economic etc), components of population change, Population distribution, world population growth and distribution