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Course Guide SOC – 4.

14 Sociology of Population
01. Introduction: This Course Introduce to final year students reading Sociology special degree program. This Course Unit Particularly allocated in the first semester of the academic year 2007/2008. Course duration will be 45 hours, including tutorials and discussion classes. 02. Objective: This Course unit has been designed to provide understanding about Society and Population. Societies are part and partial of Population. Population growth has various impacts on Social behavior, Culture and Socio Economic condition of this Society. This Study will attempt to give clear understanding about Social Issues that related with Population. 03. Learning Outcomes: At the end of the semester students are able to understand • • • • The concepts and theories of population studies The contemporary issues of population growth The trend, distribution, density and the structure of population The population management in Sri Lanka

04. Syllabus Contents: 1. Introduction to Sociology of Population 2. Population Theories 3. Mortality and Fertility 4. Population growth and Social Issues 5. Ethnicity and Religion and Population 6. Child Dependency and Social Problems 7. Aging and Social Issues 8. Population Structure 9. Population Management and Social Behavior 10. Sri Lankan Population 05. Lecture Schedule: Week Topics Hours 01 Introduction: 02 I. Introduction, Issuing course guide & discussion on semester program II. Introduction to Sociology of population 02 Population theories: I. Population theory: Pre Malthusians Population theory: Malthus 03 References

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Population Theories: I. Population theory: Karl Marx II. population Transition theory III. Population theory: Lenskey IV. Tutorial work Modern Theories on Population: I. Post war theories II. Ehlrch’s theory of population III. Michel Hardin’s theory of population Conception in Population Studies: I. Birth rate, death rate & Growth rate II. Fertility and related concepts III. Tutorial discussion Ethnicity, Religion and Population Distribution: I. World ethnic and religious distribution II. Anthropological distribution III. Factors deciding population distribution Impact of Population growth: I. Economical impact II. Social impact III. Mid semester examination Population growth and Urbanization: I. World urban population II. Migration – national & international III. Mega cities and Socio-economical issues IV. Tutorial work Population growth and child dependency: I. Status of child dependency II. Issues of child dependency Guest Lecture program Aging: I. Status of Aged population II. Issues of Aged dependency III. Tutorial discussion Population Composition / Structure: I. Male-female, Urban-rural II. Age composition III. Population Pyramids Sri Lankan Population: I. Trent, Structure II. Distribution III. Population Issues Population Management: I. Conceptual Explanation II. Status of Population Management – world


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06. Evaluation: Tutorial - 01 (Week - 04) • Mid Semester Examination (Week - 07) • Tutorial - 02 (Week - 10) • Group Assignment with Presentation : Group - A (Week - 13) Group - B (Week - 14) Group - C (Week - 15) • End of Semester Examination: 05 Marks 10 Marks 05 Marks 10 Marks

70 Marks Total: 100 Marks

08. Field Visit: • A field trip will be organized to visit selected population density areas (Week - 12)

09. Recommended Reading: 1. David M. Heer and Jill S. Grigsby (1994), Society and Population, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi. 2. Asoka Bandarage, (1998), Women Population and Global crisis, Zed Books, London, Chapt- 01 3. George L. Meddox, (1995), Ageing: The Universal Human Experiences, Peacock Publication, New York 4. Ffghyd;> fh.> (2005)> Fbj;njhifapay;: Nfhl;ghLfSk; gpuNahfq;fSk;> aho;g;ghzg; gy;fiyf;fofk;> aho;g;ghzk; 5. gsPy; `f;> Nf.vk;>vk;.> (2005)> rdj;njhifg; ngUf;fKk; efuhf;fKk;: r%f> nghUshjhu> #oy; gpur;rpidfs; njhlu;ghd xU eilKiw Ma;T> r%f tpQ;Qhdj;Jiw> njd;fpof;Fg; gy;fiyf;fofk;> xYtpy;