- Code DEMO8090
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Demography
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Demography
- Areas of interest Development Studies, Population Studies, Demography, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof Zhongwei Zhao
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2017
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Asia has the world's largest population where great demographic variations can be found. Asian population changes have had, and will continue to have, significant implications for world development. This course will explore main population issues and demographic trends in Asia, examine their major characteristics, variations and significant implications, explain major causes and determinants of Asian past and future demographic changes, and discuss related population theories and policy issues.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Apply knowledge of major demographic patterns and trends
- Demonstrate critical understanding of how relevant data
is compiled, processed and analysed;
- Explain the competing theories (demographic, economic,
political, social and cultural) of the causes and consequences of population
change in Asia; and
- Identify and evaluate the relevance of population change for on-going debates about the “the rise of Asia” and its implications for international relations, environmental sustainability, and security.
Participation and performance in tutorials (Students are required to be actively involved in reading and discussing the course materials and presenting their study results) (20%) - LO 1-4
Essay 1: 3000 words (40%) - LO 1-4
Essay 2: 3000 words (40%) - LO 1-4
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 42 hours of contact over 12 weeks: lectures and tutorials; and b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Routledge Handbook of Asian Demography (Zhao and Hayes 2015); Population (Weeks 2012)
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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|
|9506||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||In Person||N/A|