• Offered by School of Demography
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Demography
  • Areas of interest Geography, Population Studies, Demography, Public Health, Sustainable Development
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Michael Roettger
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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The field of population studies is concerned with how populations change, and how population change impacts society. This course introduces the field of population studies and theories on population change, and considers past, current and future population issues. The topics include the relationship between population size and resources; population transition theories; mortality and fertility decline; population ageing; and population distribution and migration. Students will investigate the effects of population size, growth, and distribution on sustainable development, and consider the role of policy.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. demonstrate an understanding of demographic changes in the world and their major determinants;
  2. use major demographic concepts and population theories to explain and evaluate past and present population changes; and
  3. interpret demographic materials, such as research literature and demographic data, to assess a current demographic situation.

Indicative Assessment

Topic notes for student-led discussion (co-convened groups), 500 words (20%) Learning Outcomes 1, 2
Assignment: analytical, 2500 words (40%) Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3
Final exam, 3 hours (40%) Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3 
 

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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 discussion-based groups (tutorials), 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 POPS2002, DEMO2001, or DEMO6001.

Prescribed Texts

Weeks, J. R. (2016). Population: An Introduction to Concepts and issues (12th edition). Boston: Cengage Learning.

Preliminary Reading

3-4 readings will be selected for each lecture topic

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 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

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2311 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person

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