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|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$886.35|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,766.35|
- 18 200-level SOCI, GEND, CRIM or ANTH points or 54 200-level Arts points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- This paper is suitable for all students with some university experience; no prior knowledge of sociology or demography is required.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work's website
- 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%
- Readings for this paper include scholarly articles and government publications, all of which are online.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Research.
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- 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