- 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 Vladimir Canudas Romo
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2021
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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:
- understand the processes that cause demographic change;
- apply various methods and concepts to study population change;
- interpret various demographic measures;
- analyse demographic data; and
- access various demographic data sources and understand their relative strengths and weaknesses.
- Group exercises x 3 (15% each for a total of 45%) (45) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Examinations x 2 (of 2 hours, held during the formal examination period, 25% each for a total of 50%) (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Take-home re-examination x 2 (2.5% each for a total of 5%) (5) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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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; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Preston SH, Heuveline P, Guillot M (2001) Demography: Measuring and Modeling Population Processes
Additionally we will be using the online material available for free at the IUSSP webpage: Population Analysis for Policies & Programmes (http://papp.iussp.org/index.html)
Students are strongly encouraged to use a personal computing device (i.e., laptop, tablet, etc.) with MS Excel (or equivalent spreadsheet program) and R free software as
well as R Studio for in-class activities. Previous knowledge on R software is not a prerequisite, but students are encouraged to familiarise themselves with it.
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