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SOCI305 Family Demography

Changing family forms in New Zealand and around the world.

Families are at the core of changing populations. This paper helps understand how we have reached 7 billion people on Earth and what comes next. The key lies in understanding fertility, child well-being, gender equality, family structure and the changing meanings of family. To do this, the paper introduces key demographic concepts, which you will use to understand and present national reports and data. The paper is entirely internally assessed, with assessments focusing on a more developed and less developed country of your choice.

Paper title Family Demography
Paper code SOCI305
Subject Sociology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
18 200-level SOCI, GEND, CRIM or ANTH points or 54 200-level Arts points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
This paper is suitable for all students with some university experience; no prior knowledge of sociology or demography is required.
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Bryndl Hohmann-Marriott
Paper Structure
The paper covers these key themes:
  • Family and population patterns and trends
  • Population issues facing more and less developed countries
  • Using and understanding information sources
Teaching Arrangements
The paper is taught using lecturers and tutorials with three assessment pieces:
  • Essay 50%
  • Presentation 35%
  • Project 15%
Textbooks
Readings for this paper include scholarly articles and government publications, all of which are online.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Be able to understand and critically evaluate family patterns and trends; compare patterns and trends cross-nationally
  • Comprehend primary-source material on family demographics
  • Apply demographic theory and methods to current family issues

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 10:00-11:50 10-15, 18-22

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 12:00-13:50 9-15, 17-22

Changing family forms in New Zealand and around the world.

Families are at the core of changing populations. This paper helps understand how we have reached 7 billion people on Earth and what comes next. The key lies in understanding fertility, child well-being, gender equality, family structure and the changing meanings of family. To do this, the paper introduces key demographic concepts, which you will use to understand and present national reports and data. The paper is entirely internally assessed, with assessments focusing on a more developed and less developed country of your choice.

Paper title Family Demography
Paper code SOCI305
Subject Sociology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
18 200-level SOCI, GEND, CRIM or ANTH points or 54 200-level Arts points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
This paper is suitable for all students with some university experience; no prior knowledge of sociology or demography is required.
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Bryndl Hohmann-Marriott
Paper Structure
The paper covers these key themes:
  • Family and population patterns and trends
  • Population issues facing more and less developed countries
  • Using and understanding information sources
Teaching Arrangements
The paper is taught using lectures and tutorials with three assessment pieces:
  • Essay 50%
  • Presentation 35%
  • Project 15%
Textbooks
Readings for this paper include scholarly articles and government publications, all of which are online.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will:
  • Be able to understand and critically evaluate family patterns and trends; compare patterns and trends cross-nationally
  • Comprehend primary-source material on family demographics
  • Apply demographic theory and methods to current family issues

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard