- Code DEMO2002
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
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This course provides the basic analytical foundation for understanding societal change. It focuses on the key measures and techniques used to study the diversity of demographic change occurring in Australia and throughout the world. This includes methods for analysing fertility, mortality, migration and population compositions. The construction of life tables and populations projections are also introduced.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand the processes that cause demographic change,
- Apply various methods and concepts to study population
- Interpret various demographic measures,
- Analyse demographic data, and
- Access various demographic data sources and understand their relative strengths and weaknesses.
Three short assignments (500 word equivalent each)30% [LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
A group presentation (10 Minutes) 10% [LO 1, 2, 3, 5]
Two hour final examination 60% [LO 1, 2, 3, 5].
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2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of computer lab/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
Prescribed TextsRowland DT (2003) Demographic Methods and Concepts. Oxford University Press.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4339||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|