Courses of Study 2021-2022 
    May 24, 2024  
Courses of Study 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PAM 2030 - Population and Public Policy

(crosslisted) SOC 2030  
Spring. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

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 .
S. Sassler.

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.

Outcome 1: To gain a broader understanding of the demographic forces that shape our daily lives.

Outcome 2: To apply basic tools of demographic analysis to population data.

Outcome 3: To develop skills for assessing and synthesizing evidence in social demography.

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