- Code DEMO8008
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Demography
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Demography
- Areas of interest Geography, Population Studies, Demography, Public Health, Sustainable Development
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof Heather Booth
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2018
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The course covers the theoretical models and tools to examine the growth, age-sex structure and spatial distribution of populations. Also covered are the concepts and measures used to describe and compare levels and age patterns in demographic processes, including marriage, fertility, mortality and migration. Topics may include the sources of demographic data, the assessment of data quality, standardisation methods, demographic accounting, population pyramids, the Lexis diagram, cohort measures, life tables, and decomposition methods. The course focuses on understanding demographic concepts and measures, their application to data, and demographic interpretation.
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:
- locate demographic data appropriate to their needs and assess their quality
- calculate measures to describe and compare population growth and structure
- calculate measures to describe and compare the demographic processes of marriage, fertility, mortality and migration
- produce, interpret and evaluate descriptive demographic reports
In-class and online quizzes (10%) (Learning Outcomes 2,3)
Assignment: analytical case study report, 700 words (20%) (Learning Outcomes 1,2,4)
Assignment: analytical, 1000 words (20%) (Learning Outcomes 1,3,4)
Assignment: analytical, 1000 words (30%) (Learning Outcomes 1,3,4)
Final exam, take-home: (20%) (Learning Outcomes 2,3)
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of directed learning
b) 94 hours of independent student research, problem solving, reading and writing
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsRowland, D. T. (2003) Demographic Methods and Concepts. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Assumed KnowledgeBasic skills in Microsoft Excel.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2410||19 Feb 2018||27 Feb 2018||31 Mar 2018||25 May 2018||In Person||N/A|