SOC 2030

SOC 2030

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

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.

When Offered Spring.

Forbidden Overlaps Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will receive credit for only one course in the following group: DSOC 2010, PAM 2030, SOC 2030, SOC 2202.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS, SSC-AS)

  • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PAM 2030

  • 1 Credit Graded

  •  1601 SOC 2030   FLD 801

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Field study in Copenhagen Denmark. Course fee for housing and instructional costs: $2400-2600 depending on room size selected. Airfare and food costs separate. Students must be on track to receive a B average or better in the spring lecture.