The course aims to provide students with the knowledge essential to a correct understanding of the main demographic problems, making them able to use the methodological tools necessary to face the analysis and measurement of the structural characteristics of populations and of the demographic movement (natural and migratory).
At the end of the course the student will have:
(1) Knowledge and understanding skills
The student will be able to: -understand the main demographic behaviours of the different populations - insert demographic behaviours in the vast sphere of social and economic development; analyse, in a comparative perspective, the problems related to the dynamics of mortality, fertility, migration and to foresee evolutionary scenarios for the future. The hours spent in the computer lab make the student able to know how to produce summary indicators and analysis for the study of demographic phenomena with a good level of autonomy.
(2) Ability to apply knowledge and understanding
The student will be able to apply the most appropriate analysis techniques and methodologies for the analysis of the main demographic phenomena, realizing convincing comparisons over time and space
(3) Autonomy of judgment
Ability to interpret demographic phenomena, analysed through the use of appropriate indicators and methodologies, framing them in the appropriate reference context and conducting correct comparisons over time and space.
(4) Communication skills: although the course does not provide specific activities aimed at developing communication skills, the student will be able to operate within diverse working groups, using the appropriate demographic analysis perspective. The student will also be able to produce summary reports on the main demographic phenomena.
5) Learning skills:
At the end of the course, the student will be able to use the demographic analysis techniques and methodologies to deepen the related themes in the context of advanced specialized courses.
5) Learning skills
At the end of the course, the student will be able to use the main demographic analysis methodologies and techniques to deepen the related topics in advanced specialized courses.