DEM4200EN - 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.

How this course benefits students

Students will need to have completed basic demography, computing and statistical analysis courses. This course will extend previous demographic teaching to analyse and assess demographic data.

Why this course is important

This course will emphasize the importance of investigating population demographics and how to interpret and report on readily available demographic information.

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 explore factors affecting population demographics and how these can be modelled and interpretated.

Missionally driven

This course will provide students with the ability to analyse and assess publically available demographic data. 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 the impact of major events and how this can impact on fertility, mortality and migration rates.

Interculturally focused

This course will enable students to appreciate the need to live missionally in different cultural interfaces.

Practically minded

Students will build upon their demographic knowledge to explore historical trends and their impact on society. They will learn how to apply demographic methods to understanding health and demographic issues.

Experientially transformed

Students will utilise population based data resources to interpret population trends and to assess the impact of major events. 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.