Skip Navigation

Course Catalog

380.600.01 Principles of Population Change

Population, Family and Reproductive Health
2nd term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W F,  1:30 - 2:50pm
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
  • Nan Astone

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 Objectives:

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

  1. Delineate the substantive scope of demography and identify its various disciplinary underpinnings
  2. Describe the major trends in birth rates, death rates, population growth, population age structure and population distribution throughout history
  3. 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 evaluation based on exercises, a midterm assessment, and a final exam.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required