GEOG19029 - Applied Demography

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The basic aims of this unit are to develop an ability to acquire and analyse demographic information and to communicate this in clear and concise forms. Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to: acquire demographic data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and other providers, or from small-area sample surveys; carry out basic methods of demographic analysis, including the projection of populations (forecasting); describe major characteristics and trends in the demography of Australia's population; and communicate the data and analyses in cartographic, graphic, and written forms.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: Minimum of 18 credit points

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 30%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Online Quiz(zes) 30%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Feedback from unit survey.
Feedback
Some quiz questions involved use of the CD-ROM of the textbook. Students reported that the CD-ROM sometime did not work properly.
Recommendation
All quizzes will be checked and those quiz questions that involve use of the CD-ROM will be minimized.
Action Taken
Quiz questions that involved use of the CD-ROM have been replaced.
Source: Self reflection
Feedback
Some quiz questions involved use of workbook modules in the CD-ROM.
Recommendation
The quiz questions will be reviewed and updated.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Acquire demographic data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and other providers, or from small-area sample surveys.
  2. Explain some key demographic concepts and discuss their practical applications.
  3. Carry out basic methods of demographic analysis, including the projection of populations (forecasting).
  4. Describe major characteristics and trends in the demography of Australia's population (and/or that of the population of another defined area).
  5. Communicate the data and analyses in cartographic, graphic, and written forms.
  6. Skills in learning how to find particular information that is contained in the online material, textbook or other study resources.
  7. Information literacy skills concerning the acquisition of demographic data from the ABS and other sources of population statistics.
  8. Skills in analysis of demographic information, and in the projection of trend.
  9. Skills in communicating demographic information in graphic, cartographic and written forms through oral presentations, slide show or web-based material, or written reports.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Online Quiz(zes)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Online Quiz(zes)