PRINCIPLES OF POPULATION CHANGE Syllabus

380.600.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 4 Credit(s)
MWF 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives
    At the end of the course, students should 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
  • Course 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.

  • Methods of Assessment

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

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • 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.

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