Sociology 226A Introduction to Social Demography (UCLA Spring 2012) Announcement

I will teach Sociology 226A again in Spring 2013.  This is the first half of our department’s two-quarter graduate seminar on social demography.  The goal of the seminar is to introduce students to major issues and debates in demography, broadly defined.  I am still working on the syllabus.

The course will be similar in format and organization to the last offering in fall 2010: do expect to update the readings.  Broadly speaking, the emphasis will be on interactions between 1) population and the economy, 2) population composition with an emphasis on techniques for measurement and projection, 3) demographic transition, and 4) mortality.  There will be an initial discussion of fertility, which will be dealt with in more detail in 226B.