• Offered by Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Demography
  • Areas of interest Health, Medicine and the Body, Population Studies, Statistics, Demography
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Heather Booth
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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The course is designed to introduce students to basic concepts of demographic measurement and modelling used to study changes in population size and composition. The course covers basic measures of mortality, fertility and migration; life table construction; multiple decrement life tables; stable populations; and population projections. Students will learn to apply demographic methods through a series of weekly problem sets.

Learning Outcomes

Students will leave the course with a solid grounding in the sources of demographic data, and the construction and interpretation of basic demographic indicators such as life expectancy and total fertility rate.

Indicative Assessment

Problem sets (20%), mid-term exam (30%), final exam (50%).

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Workload

1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour tutorial, per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Graduate Certificate in Social Research or Master of Social Research. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Required: SH Preston, P Heuveline and M Guillot. 2001. Demography: Measuring and Modeling Population Processes, Blackwell Publishers: Oxford.

Supplementary: G Carmichael. 2001. An Introduction to Demographic Analysis, The Australian National University: Canberra.  (provided in class as pdf file)

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1526 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person

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