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Population and Society

Enrolment code: HGE204/304

Offered: Hobart: semester 1, Launceston: semester 1 [by video-link]

Special note: offered in Ltn in alternate years, subject to demand

Unit description:

Examines relationships between population and society. The contribution of social, economic, cultural and political factors to the growth and composition of modern populations is discussed, and the economic, cultural and political consequences of changes to population size and composition are reviewed. Special consideration is given to the changing nature of the Australian and Tasmanian populations and to current debates concerning population policies.

Staff Dr N Jackson For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2 lectures weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly (Hbt students receive face-to-face lectures. Lectures are repeated by video-link to Ltn students only) (13 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites 25% at level 100 in Social Ecology or equiv  
Mutual exclusions HGA214/314, HSP204/304  
Assessment mode 1,500-word assignment (15%), 2,000-word assignment (25%), 2-hr exam (60%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Course Reader Library Catalogue
Co-Op Bookshop
Recommended texts etc Wallace P, Agequake, Nicholas Brearley, Lond, 1999
Weeks JR, Population. An Introduction to Concepts and Issues, 8th edn, Wadsworth, Belmont CA, 2001
Lucan D & Meyer P (eds), Beginning Population Studies, 2nd edn, ANU, 1994
Library Catalogue
Co-Op Bookshop
Majors: [Discipline and school information] Social Ecology
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Social Science
Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies)
Bachelor of Natural Environment and Wilderness Studies
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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