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Term: Summer term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Stan Becker
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013

Provides an overview of population dynamics in US and the world and their implications for health trends at the individual, family, community and global levels.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the major trends and patterns of domestic and international population dynamics (mortality, fertility and migration) and the basic components of population size, distribution and composition
Identify selected sources of population data and their strengths and limitations, and apply population methods to public health program planning
Identify some key health policy interventions which affect population change

Methods of Assessment: two lab assignments and a final exam
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 1:30 - 2:20
Lab Times:
  • Tuesday 2:30 - 4:20
  • Tuesday 2:30 - 4:20
  • Tuesday 2:30 - 4:20
  • Thursday 1:30 - 3:20
  • Thursday 1:30 - 3:20
  • Thursday 1:30 - 3:20
Enrollment Minimum: 50
Enrollment Maximum: 275
Enrollment Restriction: None
Instructor Consent: No consent required


Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail