• Offered by School of Demography
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Demography
  • Areas of interest Geography, Population Studies, Demography, Public Health, Sustainable Development
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Collin Payne
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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The course covers the theoretical models and tools to examine the growth, age-sex structure and spatial distribution of populations. Also covered are the concepts and measures used to describe and compare levels and age patterns in demographic processes, including marriage, fertility, mortality and migration. Topics may include the sources of demographic data, the assessment of data quality, standardisation methods, demographic accounting, population pyramids, the Lexis diagram, cohort measures, life tables, and decomposition methods. The course focuses on understanding demographic concepts and measures, their application to data, and demographic interpretation.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. calculate measures to analyse population growth and structure;
  2. calculate measures to analyse the demographic processes of marriage, fertility, mortality, and migration;
  3. locate appropriate demographic data, and judge their quality; and
  4. produce, interpret, and evaluate demographic reports.

Indicative Assessment

10 x In-class and online quizzes (2% each for a total of 20%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 2)
Assignment: analytical, 1000 words (20%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4)
Assignment: analytical, 1000 words (20%) (Learning Outcomes 2, 3, 4)
Final exam, 3 hours (40%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4)  
 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and computer lab activities, and 12 hours of directed online learning activities; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, problem solving, reading, and writing.

 

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed DEMO2002 or POPS2002.

Prescribed Texts

Preston, SH, Heuveline, P, and Guillot, M. (2001). Demography: Measuring and Modeling Population Processes. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers Ltd.

Specialisations

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 2
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 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2310 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person

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