Year of entry: 2018
Course unit details:
Theory & Method in Demography
|Unit level||Level 3|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Offered by||Social Statistics|
|Available as a free choice unit?||Yes|
The course will cover the following core topics:
Population Structure; demographic transition; fertility; mortality; migration and population projection.
The course aims to:
- Introduce students to the way demographic pattern and process is central to our understanding of many important social and policy issues
- Provide a basic grounding in the theory and principles underlying demographic processes and their measurement
- Introduce students to the range of data used in demographic analysis
- Equip students with the basic techniques of demographic analysis
- Enable students to critically interpret demographic data and analysis
At the end of the course students will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of demographic pattern and process
- Demonstrate a basic knowledge of data sources and methods used in demographic analysis
- Demonstrate ability to apply method and data appropriately to answer demographic questions and problems
- Interpret the output of demographic analysis appropriately
Teaching and learning methods
Weekly 2 hour lecture and 1 hour workshop (also weekly).
2 short coursework assignments based on workshop exercises (15% each, totalling 30% of course unit assessment).
Rowland D T (2003) Demographic Concepts and Methods, (OUP) Newell, C.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Assessment written exam||2|
|Practical classes & workshops||10|
|Independent study hours|
|Mark Brown||Unit coordinator|