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Department of Demography

Spring 2011 Courses

The following courses will be offered during the spring semester. This schedule will be updated if any other courses are added to the schedule. Refer to the campus schedule of classes for last minute time and location updates and to verify number of spaces remaining in the class.


Demography 145AC
Cross listed with History 139B sect.
4 units
The American Immigrant Experience. Satisfies the American Cultures requirement. This course covers the history of the United States focusing on the causes and effects of immigration, from the colonial period to the present. Students will use very cool thematic mapping software and census data to complete two fascinating labs. Carl Mason, MWF 10-11 am, 101 LSA.
Demography/Econ C175
spring 2009 webcast
3 units
Introduction to Economic Demography. How do economic changes affect marriage, divorce, and child-bearing decisions? How does immigration to the US affect the ethnic composition of the population, the earnings of native workers, taxes on natives, and the macro-economy? What causes the aging of populations, and how will population aging affect the economies of industrial nations, and in particular, pension programs like Social Security? What accounts for the rise in women's participation in the wage labor force over the past century? How are family composition and poverty interrelated? Does rapid population growth slow economic development in Third World countries? Ronald Lee, T-Th 2-3:30pm in F295 Haas.
Demography 230
4 units
Human Mortality. Measurement of mortality by age and cause. Traditional, transitional, and modern mortality patterns in European and non-European areas. Current trends and differentials by age, sex, race, occupation and marital status. Consequences of mortality declines for fertility change and development. John Wilmoth, T-Th 11-12:30 p.m., 2232 Piedmont Avenue, room 100.
Demography 240
course description
2 units
Human Migration Human populations analyzed from the stand point of their spatial distribution and movement. Special attention to rural-urban migration, metropolitan structure, inter-regional movement, and demographic aspects of land-use, the collection and analysis of emigration and immigration data and statistics, migration policies.. Leora Lawton, Friday 9 - 12 noon, 2232 Piedmont Avenue, room 100.
Demography 260
course description
2 units
Special Topics: Advances: Decompositions; Hazard Functions; Genome Demography; Population Renewal; Stochastic Forecasting. Runs for first 8 weeks of the semester. Ken Wachter, Tues 1:30-4 p.m., 2232 Piedmont Avenue, room 100.
Demography C275A/Econ C275A
3 units
Economic Demography. Economic Demography teaches economic consequences of demographic change in developed and developing countries, for savings and capital formation, labor markets and intergenerational transfers. It also considers economic influences on family, fertility, migration, health and mortality. Ronald Lee, W 4-6pm, Rm. 100 (seminar room), 2232 Piedmont Avenue.
Demography 296
(last year's syllabus)
4 units

Advanced Research Techniques. Problems in data acquisition, analysis, and presentation of technical demographic research. Special research topics in advanced areas, by lecture or seminar conferences on foci to be announced. Required of graduate students in the Ph.D. program in Demography. John Wilmoth, Tuesday 8-11am, room 100 (seminar room), 2232 Piedmont Avenue.