- Code DEMO2001
- 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, Sociology, Economics, Demography, Epidemiology
This course introduces key population issues in Australia, other developed countries and less developed countries. It covers a range of topics including the relationships between population size and available resources; social, biological and economic influences on population growth rates; fertility decline and population ageing; and, population distribution and migration. Students are introduced to the main theories used to understand population and societal change.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of demographic changes in the world and their major determinants;
- Use demographic concepts and population theories to explain past and present population characteristics;
- Use demographic concepts and theories to understand contemporary socio-economic issues and current affairs; and,
- Apply demographic concepts and population theories into relevant policy settings.
- World Café, 800 words and facilitated discussion (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Case study, 1500 words (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Take home exam, 120 minutes (35) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Tutorial participation (5) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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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.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Weeks, J. R. (2015). Population: An Introduction to Concepts and issues (12th edition). Boston: Cengage Learning.
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