Demography Courses Spring 2016

Meth Demographic Analysis - 30279 - DCP 70200 - 0
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.


Social Demography and Geographies of the Disadvantaged - 30280 - DCP 80300 - 0
GC: W, 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., 3 credits, Professor Jeremy Porter

In this course we will examine the role of “place” as social geographies which relates to containers of populations. In particular, we are interested in the social geographies of disadvantage. We will explore theoretical treatments and popular sources of data in the analysis of disadvantaged populations. We will also be introduced to ways that public policies, institutional practices and spatial perceptions become institutionalized and influence local contexts to maintain disadvantage. Students in the course will work with data from the US Census Bureau, Centers for Disease Control, and other administrative population level data sources. In addition, students will be introduced to a series of open source software packages commonly used in the application of methods associated with the examination of disadvantaged populations/individuals in localized contexts. Methodological applications include Multilevel modeling (could be listed as HLM), Geographically Weighted Regression (GWR), Spatial Regression, and an introduction to Spatio-Temporal Analyses. Pre-requisite: Introductory statistics including multiple linear regression


Planned in Fall 2016

DCP 70100 Introduction to Demography

DCP 80100 Advanced Methods of Demographic Analysis



Planned in Spring 2017

DCP 70200 Methods of Demographic Analysis

DCP 80300 Spatial Demography


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