Demographic Fundamentals

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Demographic Fundamentals

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit will introduce students to the study of demography and provide a platform of knowledge and skills for further studies in this field. The objective is to introduce students to the analysis of changes in population size and composition. The general patterns of fertility, mortality and migration in Australia and other countries will be described, and their implications for population size and composition will also be outlined. The main source of demographic data and the main techniques for analysing population change will be introduced. Practical applications of demography in the public sector and the private sector will be discussed.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.