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Robert Crosnoe, Chair CLA 3.306, Mailcode A1700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6300

Spring 2008

SOC 319 • Intro to Social Demography

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
46470 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
UTC 4.134

Course Description

This course will provide a basic introduction to demography, which is the study of human population change and composition. The academic area of "Social Demography" attempts to understand the causes and consequences of the key components of population change--fertility, mortality, and migration--as well as of population composition, including patterns of age and sex structure, family, education, and race and ethnicity. In this course we will learn some basic tools for studying demography, as well as think critically about contemporary demographic issues.

Grading Policy

Grades will be based on several assignments, exams, and classroom participation


Weeks, J.R., Population: An Introduction to Concepts and Issues, 10th Edition, Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning


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