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19.9.2019 at 09:00 - 9.10.2019 at 23:59



Available to master’s degree students of the Study Track in Economic and Social History and, within the boundaries set by the teaching programme, to other students of the Master’s Programme in Society and Change.

After completing the course, students will be proficient in the most central connections between population history and economic development, and familiar with their key historical stages. In addition, they will understand the central theories and concepts of the field, as well as be proficient in its fundamental methods.

Period 4

The course examines links between population development and economic growth, studies the causes and consequences of population movements, familiarises students with the basic tenets of population history and the central theories and concepts used in population studies, as well as trains them in the fundamental research methods of population history.

· Kertzer, David I. & Barbagli, Marzio: Family Life in the Twentieth Century. The History of the European Family, Vol. 3.

· Dyson, Tim: Population and Development: The Demographic Transition (2010)

· Kathrin Levitan: A Cultural History of the British Census: Envisioning the Multitude in the Nineteenth Century

· Spellman, W.M.: The Global Community. Migration and the Making of the Modern World (2002)

On a scale of 0 to 5. All completed studies will be taken into consideration, while self-assessment is promoted.

Instructions for examinations

  • Faculty examinations are held in Porthania (Yliopistonkatu 3).
  • Faculty examinations begin at 9.00. Students must arrive by 9.30 and may leave no earlier than 9.30.
  • Students may take only writing utensils with them to their seats (no bags etc.). No programmable calculators or dictionaries are allowed.
  • Mobile phones must be switched off.
  • Examination answers must be returned to the invigilator in the examination envelope.
  • Students must provide proof of identity when submitting their answers.

a) Course implemented as contact and/or online teaching, including literature and assignments

b) Supervised independent written assignments

Completion methods will be annually specified in the teaching programme.