- Code DEMO8090
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Demography
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Demography
- Areas of interest Development Studies, Population Studies, Demography, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof Zhongwei Zhao
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2019
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Asia has the world's largest population where great demographic variations can be found. Asian population changes have had, and will continue to have, significant implications for world development. This course will explore main population issues and demographic trends in Asia, examine their major characteristics, variations and significant implications, explain major causes and determinants of Asian past and future demographic changes, and discuss related population theories and policy issues.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- apply knowledge of major demographic patterns and trends in Asia;
- demonstrate critical understanding of how relevant data is compiled, processed and analysed;
- explain the competing theories (demographic, economic, political, social and cultural) of the causes and consequences of population change in Asia; and
- identify and evaluate the relevance of population change for on-going debates about the "the rise of Asia" ? and its implications for international relations, environmental sustainability, and security.
- Tutorial participation and performance (Students are required to be actively involved in reading and discussing the course materials and presenting their study results) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Essay 1, 3000 words (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Essay 2, 3000 words (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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130 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 tutorial-like activities; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Routledge Handbook of Asian Demography (Zhao and Hayes 2018); Population (Weeks 2012)
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