DEM4210EN - Demographic Analysis: applications and extensions

Course description

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.

How this course benefits students

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.

Why this course is important

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.

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 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.

Missionally driven

Investigating the influences of food and other shortages on population dynamics will enable students to assess how to approach people with the Gospel message.

Contextually informed

Assessing how demogrpahic analysis differs between populations and how methods and models can be used to assess population dynamics.

Interculturally focused

Cultual influences on population dynamics will be assessed and compare to determine key impacts on society

Practically minded

Extending on prior knowledge students will assess local influences on population dynamics and how these affect resources.

Experientially transformed

Students will determine how factors such as food provision are affected by demographics in a region of their choice.