Students evaluate methods of modelling age-specific mortality using life tables, varying interpretation of data for users of population demographic data and evaluate stable population concepts and applications.
Students will need to have completed prior demography courses, particualryl DEM 4200. Students will also be required to be able to be able to utilise statistical software.
The course will enable students to determine why and how changes in population dynamics impacts on resources. This will help students to evaluate the society in which they are based and how this may influence lifestyle chocies and decisions.
The course will cover advanced evaluations of fertility and reproducability and the impact of family size on availability of resources such as food. This will be disucssed in the context of biblical teaching and the impact on population dynamics and momentum.
Investigating the influences of food and other shortages on population dynamics will enable students to assess how to approach people with the Gospel message.
Assessing how demogrpahic analysis differs between populations and how methods and models can be used to assess population dynamics.
Cultual influences on population dynamics will be assessed and compare to determine key impacts on society
Extending on prior knowledge students will assess local influences on population dynamics and how these affect resources.
Students will determine how factors such as food provision are affected by demographics in a region of their choice.