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Term: 2nd term
Credits: 4 credits
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

Provides students with a basic understanding of the science of demography and health implications of major population issues in the contemporary world. Students explore population changes over time; elements of demography; child survival and mortality; family and households and demographic change; the demography of social and economic inequality, role of women, urbanization, migration and fertility. Finally, students examine world demographic patterns, synthesizing the data and issues surrounding the importance of population to public health.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Delineate the substantive scope of demography and identify its various disciplinary underpinnings
Describe the major trends in birth rates, death rates, population growth, population age structure and population distribution throughout history
Describe how the various components of the social structure interact with individual demographic behavior to produce changes in the growth rates, composition and distribution of populations

Methods of Assessment: Student exercises; Mid-term Exam; and Final Exam
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail