• Offered by Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Demography
  • Areas of interest Geography, Sociology, Economics, Demography, Epidemiology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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This course introduces key population issues in  Australia, other developed countries and less developed countries. It covers a range of topics including the relationships between population size and available resources; social, biological and economic influences on population growth rates, fertility decline and population ageing, and population distribution and migration. Students are introduced to the main theories used to understand population and societal change.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of demographic changes in the world and their major determinants.
  2. Use demographic concepts and population theories to explain past and present population characteristics.
  3. Use demographic concepts and theories to understand contemporary socio-economic issues and current affairs.
  4. Apply demographic concepts and population theories into relevant policy settings.

Indicative Assessment

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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Workload

2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of tutorial per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to undertake a further 7 hours of independent study per week over the semester (total 130 hours).

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 units of 1000 level ANU courses.

Prescribed Texts

To be announced.



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Fees

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

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Student Contribution Band:
1
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 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3687 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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