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380.850.01 Research Seminar in Population and Health

Population, Family and Reproductive Health
1st term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
East Baltimore
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Amy Tsui
Course Instructors:

Provides a forum for doctoral students and faculty in population studies to engage in critical review and discussion of both recent research and selected research classics in demography and population. The seminar uses a journal-club format in which one or more papers are distributed in advance. Participants are expected to read and discuss the assigned material. The seminar meets once every two weeks in the first, third, and fourth terms. Attendance is required of all first- and second-year PFRH doctoral students and encouraged for third-year students and above.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Critique analytic methods in selected papers
  2. Present arguments about appropriate and inappropriate research methods for a given research problem
  3. Feel more at ease in interactions with faculty about research methods
  4. Recall the relevant (required) literature in the field of population
Methods of Assessment:

Class participation.

Enrollment Restriction:

PFRH Department Students Only

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Consent required for non-PFRH students

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