Demography Courses Spring 2015

Methods of Demographic Analysis - 27073 - DCP 70200 - GC
GC: R, 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m., 3 credits, Professor Frank Heiland

This course gives students an overview of some of the major demographic methods used in the study of population, and includes the standard procedures for the measurement of fertility, mortality, natural increase, migration, and nuptiality. Students will learn how to construct demographic rates, life tables, and population projections, and how to carry out standardization, decomposition of differences, analysis of fertility and nuptiality patterns, analysis invoking model life tables and stable population theory, and analysis of nonstable populations.

Spatial Demography - 27325 - SOC 81900 - GC2/DCP 80300/EES 79903
GC: W, 4:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., 3 credits, Professor Deborah Balk

This course provides an overview of spatial themes and techniques in demography. Examples will be drawn from many substantive areas (e.g., mortality, fertility, urbanization, migration, poverty). Students will learn about the spatial construction of place, basic mapping skills and spatial data creation as well as statistical methods to explore and model spatially-referenced data to answer demographic (and allied) questions. In the most advanced topics, students examine the special difficulties that spatial data may create for standard regression approaches, and learn models and approaches for undertaking multivariate regression analysis in the presence of spatial heterogeneity and/or spatial dependence. Emphasis in the course is evenly split between learning how to make maps and spatial analysis. Pre-requisite: Introductory statistics including multiple linear regression; DCP 701 or permission of instructor.

Upcoming in Fall 2015

DCP 70100 Introduction to Demography

DCP 80300 Advanced Methods of Demographic Analysis

Upcoming in Spring 2016

DCP 70200 Methods of Demographic Analysis

DCP 80300 Social Demography and Geographies of the Disadvantaged

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