- Code DEMO8091
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Demography
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Demography
- Areas of interest Policy Studies, Population Studies, Demography, Public Health, Sustainable Development
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Heather Booth
- Mode of delivery Blended
Winter Session 2016
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The processes of birth, death and migration shape the structure of a population in ever-changing ways. This process of population dynamics is both rooted in history and shapes the future. This course first examines population dynamics from a technical perspective, including methods of population projection. Population dynamics transform many aspects of social and economic life, and the course also focuses on the process of ageing and societal change.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Prepare and interpret alternative population projections.
- Demonstrate how fertility, mortality and migration affect population change.
- Evaluate how population dynamics, particularly population ageing, affect society and its development over time.
- Review and critique research on population dynamics and population ageing.
Indicative AssessmentQuizzes (regular) (10%) – LO 1-2
Presentation (20 mins, 10 minutes question time, with recording for assessment monitoring) (20%) - LO 1-2
Assignment - Population projections and report (3000 words) (40%) - LO 1-3
Essay (3000 words) (30%) – LO 3-4
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Workload2 x 3-hour sessions of workshop-like activities per week for 7 weeks. Students are expected to undertake a further 12-13 hours per week of independent study (total 130 hours).
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsReadings will be provided via the course Wattle site.
Preliminary ReadingRowland, DT. 2003 Demographic Methods and Concepts. OUP
Samuel Preston, Patrick Heuveline, Michel Guillot. 2000. Demography: Measuring and Modeling Population Processes. Wiley.
Assumed KnowledgeProficiency in Microsoft Excel.
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6782||19 Sep 2016||30 Sep 2016||30 Sep 2016||28 Oct 2016||In Person||N/A|