380.850.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 1st Term | 2 Credit(s)
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives
    By the end of this course, the student will be able to: a) critique analytic methods in selected papers b) present arguments about appropriate and inappropriate research methods for a given research problem c) feel more at ease in interactions with faculty about research methods d) recall the relevant (required) literature in the field of population
  • Course Description

    Provides a forum for doctoral students and faculty in population studies to engage in critical review and discussion of both recent research and selected research classics in demography and population. The seminar uses a journal-club format in which one or more papers are distributed in advance. Participants are expected to read and discuss the assigned material. The seminar meets once every two weeks in the first, third, and fourth terms. Attendance is required of all first- and second-year PFRH doctoral students and encouraged for third-year students and above.

  • Intended Audience

    PFRH Doctoral students

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Class participation.

    Grading Restrictions: Pass and Fail

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services:, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.