DEM6200EN - Demographic Analysis: further methods and models

Course description

Building on prior demographic courses this course will focus on demographic models using life tables, mathematical approaches and fertility. It will describe methods to analyse and interprete the output from demographic models and provide students with the skills to undertake this type of research.

How this course benefits students

Students will need to have complete prior demography, computing and statistical analysis courses. Students will be required to analyse complex data and critically appraise it in order to draw conclusions about populations.

Why this course is important

This course will emphasize the importance of investigating population demographics and how to interpret and appraise readily available demographic information. This will equip students with the ability to critically evaluate demographic data.

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

Looking at biblical demographic events, such as the Flood, and major historical events, such as war, one will evaluate how factors affecting population demographics influence society and how data can be modelled and interpretated.

Missionally driven

This course will enable students to analyse, critique and assess publically available demographic data using mnore complex demographic models and methods. This will be useful for all missional students enabling them to determine the demographic profile in which they will be working and accordingly adapation of their missional approach.

Contextually informed

This course will contextualize Biblical demographics enabling students to evaluate and critically appraise the impact of major events and how this can impact on fertility, mortality and migration rates.

Interculturally focused

This course will enable students to determine how to live missionally taking into consideration different cultural interfaces, societal and political viewpoints.

Practically minded

Students will extend their demographic knowledge to explore how historical trends have impacted on their society and how these may influence future demographic changes.

Experientially transformed

Students will utilise population based data resources to interpret population trends and to evaluate the impact of major events and how this may influence societal norms and practices. This will equip students with the knowledge to understand the impact of major events and how this can affect the society in which they are working.