Program Director: Michael Rendall, Ph.D.
Coursework will explore the ways in which changes in human behavior and access to resources (including health, education and economic well-being), are shaped by social and demographic forces. By examining demographic behaviors within broader historical and cultural contexts, students will gain both micro and macro perspectives on social change. Students will also be trained in a range of demographic techniques used to study these processes.
The minor in Demography requires that students complete 18 credits of coursework, including three required courses and three electives to be selected from the list below. The three required courses lay the foundation of demographic knowledge and tools that will then be applied in the substantive elective courses where students will focus on issues relevant to their specific interests.
|Required Courses 1|
|SOCY201||Introductory Statistics for Sociology (or an equivalent course from another department)||4|
|3 courses selected from the courses below. Up to two electives may be taken from outside of the Sociology Department.|
|Sociology of Health and Illness|
|Sociology of Aging|
|Research in Family & Demography|
|Research in Inequality|
|Social Stratification and Inequality|
|Sex and Love in Modern Society|
|Non-SOCY courses (maximum of 2)|
|Immigration and Ethnicity in America|
|Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies (AAST498B-Urban Demography and Community)|
|Anthropology of Global Health|
|World Hunger, Population, and Food Supplies|
|Economic Development of Underdeveloped Areas|
|Epidemiology for Public Health Practice|
Required courses are offered every semester.
The list of electives may be updated over time to reflect changing course offerings. Most elective Sociology courses are offered at least once a year. Up to two electives may be taken from outside of the Sociology Department.