- 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.
Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this course, 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.
Major essay (2,000 words) 40% [LO 1, 2, 3, 4].
Tutorial work (short-written 500 word assignment and presentation) 10% [LO 3, 4].
Tutorial participation 5% [LO 1, 2, 3, 4].
Final examination 45% [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
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 1
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|8447||22 Jul 2019||29 Jul 2019||31 Aug 2019||25 Oct 2019||In Person|