Academic Catalog

SOC363 DEMOGRAPHY-POPULATION DYNAMICS

Course Code: 2320363
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 4(4-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Sociology
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. HELGA DA RTTERSBERGER
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

The study of the measurement of the size, composition and changes in the numbers of people and the related functions of fertility, mortality and migration. Firstly, the basic sources and measures of demography (i.e.: rates and ratios of fertility, mortality, migration; population estimation/projections, life table etc.) are introduced. A special focus is given to the theories and policies of population control (i.e. fertility control family planning and migration policies) and the role of social sciences in demographic analyses.