Teaching Programmes

University of Latvia (earlier Latvian State University) was one of the first universities in the former Soviet Union where since 1968 a course on demography is taught for students of different specialities (for economists, geographers, sociologists). Since 1997/98 academic year demography is a core subject for all undergraduate students of economic and sociological studies.

At the University the students acquire demographic themes also in general statistics, social statistics, population geography courses and in various courses of sociology.

In addition, the following graduate courses in population studies are offered through the Department of Statistics and Demography and Department of Human geography (analytic demography, population statistics, fertility and family planning, population policy and programmes, population projections, population and settlements in Baltic States (Latvia), research methods in population geography, cartography of population and settlements, etc.)

A number of population study courses are included in study programmes of Academy of Social Work and Social Pedagogics "Attistiba" ("Development") and Medical Academy of Latvia (see Table) as well as in some other institutions of higher education (such as Latvian University of Agriculture, etc).

The School of Public Health of Medical Academy of Latvia has a post graduate education and training in public health. Some themes are devoted to demography.
Courses on population envisaged in study programmes
of bachelors and specialists
Name of higher educational establishment Name of the course Programme of bachelor Volume
Credits



University of Latvia
Demography economics
sociology
social work
4
4
4
Urban sociology sociology
social work
4
4
Family sociology sociology
social work
4
4
Social statistics
Statistics
sociology
social work
economics
4
4
4
Geography of Population geography 4
Migration of Population geography
2


Academy of Social Work and Social Pedagogics "Attistiba" ("Development")
Demography
Social statistics
Analysis and management of social processes
Individuals in social environment
Labour market in Latvia
Social work
Social work
Social work

Social work

Social work
2
2
2

6

2

Medical Academy of Latvia
Health and epidemiology of society
Public health
medicine 4