PAM 2030

PAM 2030

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Population and Public Policy exposes students to the logic and skills of demographic research and policy analysis. The course emphasizes the nature, collection, and interpretation of demographic data, the application of demographic techniques, the major components (i.e., fertility, mortality, and migration) of national and global population change, and contemporary population problems (e.g., population aging, teen childbearing, the rise in non-marital childbearing, immigrant adaptation). The course also emphasizes public policies that can influence demographic change. The format primarily involves lectures and class discussion.  Students are expected to attend each class and be prepared to discuss assigned materials. There is an additional (optional) one-credit faculty led program that gives students an opportunity to explore population issues from an international perspective.  Students travel to Copenhagen, Denmark to explore several of the issues covered in class. This 10-day trip requires permission from the instructor, and generally runs from late May through the first week of June. This one-credit class has an additional course fee; students are required to cover the costs of flight and food.

When Offered Spring.

Fees Course fee: optional trip approximately $1,800-$2,300.

Distribution Category (SBA-HE)
Course Attribute (CU-ITL)

  • To gain a broader understanding of the demographic forces that shape our daily lives.
  • To apply basic tools of demographic analysis to population data.
  • To develop skills for assessing and synthesizing evidence in social demography.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture. Field studies optional.

  • 3-4 Credits Graded

  • 13464 PAM 2030   LEC 001

  • 13843 PAM 2030   FLD 801

  • Taught in Copenhagen, Denmark. This field section is an optional additional one credit in PAM 2030. A program fee of $2,000 or $2200 will be billed to the student’s bursar account, depending on housing requested by student. Students will be in travel from May 20th through June 1st, 2019. Must maintain a B average to attend trip.