- Code DEMO8024
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Demography
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Demography
- Areas of interest Anthropology, Development Studies, Population Studies, Demography, Public Health
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2017
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This course provides an introduction to the field of population studies and its major theoretical considerations. An emphasis is placed on population theories and current population issues in both developed and less developed countries. The course is intended primarily for students taking the Graduate Certificate of Arts (Social Research) or Master of Social Research, but is open to students in other graduate programs of the University.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand demographic changes in the world and their
- Use major demographic concepts and population theories to
explain past and present population changes; and
- Select and analyze demographic data and other materials on relevant demographic topics and present them in a coherent and convincing fashion to specialist audiences.
Participation and performance in tutorials (Students are required to be actively involved in reading and discussing the course materials and presenting their study results). (10%) - LO 1-3
Essay 1: (2000-2500 words) Examining recent demographic changes in a selected population. (45%) - LO 1-3
Essay 2: (2000-2500 words) Conducting a study of a specific population issue. (45%) - LO 1-3
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials; and b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Prescribed TextsSelected articles on related topics from major demographic journals
Preliminary Reading3-4 readings will be selected for each lecture topic
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|Class start date
|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|20 Feb 2017
|27 Feb 2017
|31 Mar 2017
|26 May 2017