ANU undergraduate and postgraduate students are warmly invited to learn more about demography at this presentation by A/Prof Vladimir Canudas-Romo during Orientation Week 2020.
Demography is the study of people and population. How long will we live? Why do some societies have five children per family, while others have just one child? How will this impact our growing world population? What is the optimum population the earth can support?
The ANU School of Demography is a world-class demographic centre for research and training. Our research experts and students examine some of the most important issues facing the world today.
Undergraduate students may choose demography as a Major or Minor within the Bachelor of Arts program or as part of a Flexible Double Degree. Other students will find that elective coursework in demography provides important perspective to a wide variety of disciplines, including policy studies, international relations, law, environmental studies, anthropology and/or applied data analytics.
Coursework in demography is an essential component of postgraduate programs including, but not limited to, the Master of Social Research, Master of Public Policy, Master of Public Health, Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development, and Master of Climate Change.
Students with a particular interest in policy studies may consider undertaking the Population Change Specialisation in the Master of Public Policy offered through the Crawford School of Public Policy.
Studying the Demographic Analysis discipline in the Master of Social Research provides students the opportunity to extend their skills in advanced research methods and apply these skills to real-word policy and societal issues.
Future cohorts of population analysts will not only improve the capacity for population policy research, but also provide better trained specialists for the health and social care professions, market research, government departments, and international agencies. Graduates from our study programs will take their skills and knowledge into businesses and organisations desperate for their inputs and energies in an ever more competitive workplace and changing world.
This presentation is offered as part of the CASS CAP Orientation and Induction Program and is open to students from across the University.