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EV2360 - Cradle to Grave: Population Economy and Environment

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences (pre 2015)

This subject provides a geographical perspective on population change at a variety of scales from the global to local, using evidence from Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Topics studied include contemporary population growth, fertility and mortality patterns, population-physical environment relationships, recent socio-economic change, migration, population policies and population projections for Australia and the implications for such growth. Computer-based workshops will be used to develop practical skills in demographic and regional analysis.

Learning Outcomes

  • connect demographic trends to other issues such as planning, economic development, women's rights or environmental change;
  • to demonstrate an understanding of the basic measures used in demography (eg growth, birth and mortality rates; dependency rations; arithmetic density);
  • demonstrate an understanding of the basic theories used in demography (eg demographic transition theory; epidemiological transition model;push-pull theory);
  • discuss the current status of Australia's population growth and distribution, and future demographic trends to 2030;
  • identify the major sources of data on Australian population characteristics, after becoming familiar with the operation of the ABS website.
Prerequisites: AT LEAST 12 CREDIT POINTS OF LEVEL 1 SUBJECTS INCLUDING EV1005 OR EV1001 AND EV1006 OR EV1008
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
GE2350 GE3350 TG2095 TG2500 TG3096 GE2360 EV2304

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: other exams (50%); essays (20%); practicals (10%); workbooks (20%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: other exams (50%); essays (20%); practicals (10%); workbooks (20%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.