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380.600.01 Principles of Population Change


Population, Family and Reproductive Health
2nd term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
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.

Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on exercises, a midterm assessment, and a final exam.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required