Course: Principles of Population Change

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Principles of Population Change

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Course

Instructor:

Nan Astone

Originally Offered:

Fall 2009

Offered By:

Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Course Number:

380.600



Description:

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.