• Offered by School of Demography
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Demography
  • Areas of interest Geography, Population Studies, Demography, Public Health, Sustainable Development
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Heather Booth
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in 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.

Learning Outcomes

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:

  1. locate demographic data appropriate to their needs and assess their quality
  2. calculate measures to describe and compare population growth and structure
  3. calculate measures to describe and compare the demographic processes of marriage, fertility, mortality and migration
  4. produce, interpret and evaluate descriptive demographic reports
 

Indicative Assessment

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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Workload

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

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed DEMO2002 or POPS2002.

Prescribed Texts

Rowland, D. T. (2003) Demographic Methods and Concepts. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Assumed Knowledge

Basic skills in Microsoft Excel.

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

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

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