- Code DEMO8048
- 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, Gender Studies, Policy Studies, Population Studies, Sociology
- Academic career PGRD
- Natalie Nitsche
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2024
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This course will examine how sex and gender are conceptualized, empirically researched, and interpreted in population studies. An empirical dichotomisation of “sex” into male and female is often central to population research, and demographic indicators of fertility, family dynamics, migration, population health, and mortality tend to differ between men and women. But what do demographers mean when they talk about sex difference? How do their concepts of sex and gender overlap with those from other disciplines, such as sociology? How do they deal with non-binary gender identities? Which sex differences exist in population processes and how are they being explained? And how are sex differences in demographic processes linked with gender inequalities in other areas of society? We will explore answers to these questions and develop a ‘gendered’ understanding of a variety of issues in population studies.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- identify and understand key concepts on sex and gender in population studies;
- analyse population problems using a gender perspective;
- critically assess empirical studies; and
- review existing research in population studies using a gender perspective, identifying its limitations and potential ways to enhance these prior studies.
- Topic notes on readings or for student-led discussions (30) [LO 1,2,3]
- Research essay proposal (500-1000 words) (15) [LO 2,3,4]
- Presentation (10 minutes, video recording or in class) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Final research essay (approximately 3000 words) (35) [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: 18 hours of lectures and 18 hours of workshop and workshop-like activities.
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4267||19 Feb 2024||26 Feb 2024||31 Mar 2024||24 May 2024||In Person||N/A|