• Offered by School of Demography
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Demography
  • Areas of interest Policy Studies, Population Studies, Demography, Public Health, Sustainable Development
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Vladimir Canudas Romo
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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The course begins by contrasting the theoretical models of stable and stationary populations with the reality of population change. The processes of birth, death and migration shape the size and structure of a population in ever-changing ways. This course covers the cohort-component method of population projection and its application,  including how to provide input about the future of these demographic processes. Population dynamics involves the understanding and interpretation of the changing population structure due to the interplay of demographic processes, themselves dependent on socio-economic and other factors. As population dynamics  transform many aspects of social and economic life, the process is one of constant renewal. Population ageing, demographic dividends and other specific aspects of population dynamics are examined.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Generate, interpret and evaluate stable and stationary population models
  2. Generate justifiable future series of demographic processes
  3. Generate, interpret and evaluate alternative population projections
  4. Demonstrate and interpret how fertility, mortality and migration affect population change
  5. Evaluate the role of population dynamics in socio-economic change
  6. Review and critique research on population projections and population dynamics
 

Indicative Assessment

In-class quizzes (10%) - LO 1-5
Assignment 1 - Stable population exercises (10%) -- LO1
Assignment 2 - Population projects and report (1,500 words) (30%) - LO 2,3
Presentation - Population Dynamics (20 mins, 10 minutes question time, with recording for assessment monitoring) (50%) (LO 3-6)
 

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Workload

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

 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed DEMO8008, or with permission of the convenor.

Prescribed Texts

Readings will be provided via the course Wattle site.

Preliminary Reading

Rowland, DT. 2003 Demographic Methods and Concepts. OUP

Indicative Reading List

Samuel Preston, Patrick Heuveline, Michel Guillot. 2000. Demography: Measuring and Modeling Population Processes. Wiley.

Assumed Knowledge

Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.

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

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
8843 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person

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