• Offered by School of Demography
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Demography
  • Areas of interest Geography, Health, Medicine and the Body, Sociology, Demography
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Heather Evans
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course DEMO2001
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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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 Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Explain demographic changes in the world and their major determinants.
  2. Apply demographic concepts and population theories to explain past and present population characteristics.
  3. Evaluate the use of demographic concepts and population theories to understand contemporary socio-economic issues and current affairs.
  4. Assess the relationship between demographic change and policy.
 

Indicative Assessment

Reflective blogs, 5 x 300 words (4% each for a total of 20%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Constructive blog replies, 5 x 300 words (4% each for a total of 20%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Case study report, 1500 words (20%) Learning Outcome 4
Major essay, 3000 words (40%) Learning Outcomes 1-4 
 

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Workload

In Person: 130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 18 hours of tutorials and 18 hours of directed online learning activities.
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
  
Online: 130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact: 18 hours of online discussion group and 18 hours of directed online learning activities.
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed DEMO2001.

Prescribed Texts

Weeks, J. R. (2015). Population: An Introduction to Concepts and issues (12th edition). Boston: Cengage Learning.
 

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3360
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9428 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person

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