DEM5000EN - Advanced Intro to Demographic Analysis

Course description

An advanced course to demographic analysis using various techniques (rates, ratio, proportion, life tables etc.) The course will utilize different demographic measures (fertility rate, mortality rate, birth rate) and will utilize publically available data to analyze and describe demographic data

How this course benefits students

Missional leaders need to be able to analyze, and interpret demographic characteristics of the population using various analytic methods such as rates, ratio and proportion, and should also be able to interpret results in the context of their analysis.

Why this course is important

Missional leaders need to have a good understanding of their population being served in order to provide essential spiritual needs

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Demographic Studies
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. Nicholas Cofie, Professor of Global Health

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

The course will enable students to relate the knowledge gained in this class to describe population characteristics of followers of Christ.

Missionally driven

Students will analyze more complex data and interpret results of analysis and will be asked to use this information to write a report of recommendations for both spiritual, economic, and social advancement of their population.

Contextually informed

An in-depth knowledge of population characteristics /demography is essential in any organization

Interculturally focused

An in depth understanding of demographic data will help missional leaders serve diverse cultures and races better.

Practically minded

Students will be able to identify and utilize data sources, calculate simple health measures, and will be introduced to data collection process.

Experientially transformed

The course will reinforce the basic information that the students have already learned in learning about the diversity of the human population and they will be encouraged to complete a simple survey to characterize the demography of their community