- Code POPS2001
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Population Studies
- Areas of interest Population Studies, Sociology
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course introduces the main concepts in population studies, showing how they relate to issues in research, planning and policy development. Topics include contemporary thought on population growth, mortality control, changes in fertility, population mobility and the population dimension of environmental change and social issues. The coverage is global but emphasis will be placed on understanding the effect of population concepts on Indigenous Australians.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of demographic changes in the world and their major determinants.
Use demographic concepts and population theories to explain past and present population changes.
Use demographic concepts and theories to analyze contemporary socio-economic issues and current affairs.
Apply demographic concepts and population theories into relevant policy settings.
Major essay (2,000 words) 40% [LO 1, 2, 3, 4].
Tutorial work (short-written 500 word assignment and presentation) 10% [LO 3, 4].
Tutorial participation 5% [LO 1, 2, 3, 4].
Final examination 45% [LO 1, 2, 3, 4].
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Normally offered in odd years.
24 hours of lectures and 10 one-hour tutorials, plus 7 hours of private study per week.
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