DSOC 4380

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

This course examines major historical trends in human health and mortality, family formation, and migration.  It explores the relationships between these processes and the social, economic, and cultural changes being experienced by diverse societies prior to, during, and following the onset of the demographic shifts.  It considers public policy initiatives aimed at managing population size and distribution.  Case studies from selected historical periods and geographic locations are presented.

When Offered Fall.

Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

Outcomes
  • Discuss current patterns and historical trends in human health and mortality, family formation, and migration.
  • Analyze the assumptions and conceptual frameworks that shape and motivate research on these topics.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the methods used to conduct research on these topics.
  • Identify a research question, conduct a thorough review of the literature, analyze data where appropriate, and synthesize the knowledge accumulated through that process and throughout the course in a final paper.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: DSOC 6380

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17221DSOC 4380  LEC 001