DEM3000EN - Intro to Demographic Analysis

Course description

An introductory course to demographic data which will explore source of data, collection of data , and subsequent evaluation. It will utilize publically available data to examine population characteristics and common health status measures (crude birth rate, infant mortality rates, fertility rate, mortality rate etc.)

How this course benefits students

As missional leaders working in mission efforts, student need to know how to assess or collect demographic data and use this information to understand how static and dynamic population characteristics influence behaviors (health, and social) and outcomes.

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

Missional demographers need to utilize this knowledge to assess population on the mission field and provide spiritual assistance as needed.

Missionally driven

Students will be encouraged to collect simple demographic data of the people being served in an effort to provide recommendations that would benefit them physically and spiritually.

Contextually informed

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

Interculturally focused

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

Practically minded

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

Experientially transformed

The course will introduce student to the diversity of the human population and they will be encouraged to complete a simple survey to characterize the demography of their community