The main objective of the minor is to train students enrolled in a bachelor programme to acquire a basic training in population and development studies, enabling them to understand and, to some extent, analyze the challenges of poverty, demographic transitions, ageing populations, North-South inequalities, and the interactions between population, environment and development.
The minor combines into a single block six courses (of 5 credits each) organized by the Department of population and development studies. . These six courses provide an overview of the population-development issues and train students to acquire knowledge in:
- demographic analysis and development theories
- population and development policies
- issues and challenges of the 21st century, both demographic as well as political, social and economic
- relationships between gender and social, economic and political inequalities
- analyses of the interaction between population, environment and development.