• Offered by Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Demography
  • Areas of interest Social Research

This course examines the bi-directional linkages between population and the physical environment, and the way the human management and regulation of these linkages impact on, positively or negatively, human well-being, climate change and other aspects of sustainable development.


Learning Outcomes

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

Students will learn how to apply material presented in the course in finding solutions to contemporary practical problems concerning the interactions among population, climate change and sustainable development.

Indicative Assessment

Two short written exercises (40%) and one longer research essay (60%). One short exercise will involve solving a conceptual problem, while the second short exercise will involve a class presentation (to be written up and no more than 1500 words). Both will be stepping stones to the research essay.


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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

Preliminary reading will be optional and will include:

O'Neill, B., MacKellar, F.L., Wexler, L. and W. Lutz eds. (2001) Population and Climate Change, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Goodin, R. ed. (1994) The Politics of the Environment, London: E. Elgar.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report (AR4).

Amin, S. and M. Goldstein (eds) (2008) Data against Natural Disasters: Establishing Effective Systems for Relief, Recovery and Reconstruction, (Washington, D.C.: World Bank).



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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
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.

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.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9360 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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