- Code DEMO2002
- 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, Population Studies, Sociology, Demography, Epidemiology
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Brian Houle
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2018
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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 have the knowledge and skills 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.
Indicative AssessmentTwo problem sets (20% each, for a total of 40%) [LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
A group presentation (10 minutes) 10% [LO 1, 2, 3, 5]
Take-home examination (3 hours) 30% [LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
In-class group exercises 20% [LO 1, 2, 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 labs and 12 hours of directed online learning activities.
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsPreston SH, Heuveline P, Guillot M (2001) Demography: Measuring and Modeling Population Processes
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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|
|3886||19 Feb 2018||27 Feb 2018||31 Mar 2018||25 May 2018||In Person||N/A|