Courses Catalogue

Demography And Population Studies

COURSE CODE: DVS 2101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 0
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Social Work And Social Administration, Bachelor
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

Demography concerns itself with the formal (quantitative) analysis of population size, distribution, structure, and change, whereas population studies deals with the sociological determinants (broadly speaking) and consequences of demographic phenomena. Students in this course will learn the basic concepts, methods and theories of these two interrelated aspects of the study of population. Some topics include: Population History, Population Age-Sex Structure, Fertility, Mortality, Population Health, and Migration. The course is intended to expose the studies to the nature of population changed and the theories of demography. The first major focus is on the development of demography and its research methods; the second major focus focuses on how to enable students to develop insight into population problems and the future growth of the human population and its possible consequences.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To teach students basic concepts in Demography and Population studies.
  • To describe and illustrate demographic components and population composition.
  • To demonstrate knowledge of social institutions, social processes, social relations, and various dimensions of social experience, and assess them from a critical sociological perspective.
  • To facilitate students to understand the implications of theory and sociological research for interpreting demographic events and practices.
  • Apply sociological phenomena to their own thinking, behavior, and relationships

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the course unit students should be able to;

  • Understand the definitions and basic concepts in Demography and Population studies.
  • Describe and illustrate demographic components and population composition.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of social institutions, social processes, social relations, and various dimensions of social experience, and assess them from a critical sociological perspective.
  • Understand the implications of theory and sociological research for interpreting demographic events and practices.
  • Apply sociological phenomena to their own thinking, behavior, and relationships.