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Required Courses and Electives

Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Required Courses

Enrollment in each of the required courses does not need to occur sequentially or contiguously.

Two Core Courses in the Substance and Methods of Demography

CSDE/SOC 513: Demography & Ecology (3 credits, 1 quarter)
SOC/CS&SS 533: Research Methods in Demography (3 credits, 1 quarter)

Interdisciplinary Seminar Series

CSDE 501: (1 credit for 6 quarters, total of 6 credits, CR/NC)*.

  • Meets Fridays when classes are in session from 12:30-1:30 PM and may extend to 2:15 PM for group meetings with visiting scholars.
  • The entire CSDE community attends the weekly seminars. The seminars provides an opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and students interested in population research and to learn more about projects at UW and internationally.
  • Participation in the group meetings with visiting scholars after the seminar Q&A is required.
  • More than two unexcused absences in a quarter will result in no credit for that quarter.
*Trainees enrolled in two-year terminal degree programs and not a doctoral program may complete 3 quarters of the weekly seminar, CSDE 501, instead of 6.

Population Studies Proseminar

CSDE 502: (1 credit in Fall quarter & 2 credits in Winter and Spring quarters,  a total of 5 credits, CR/NC)

  • Fall Quarter is an introduction to the field of demography, the profession, and CSDE’s resources and staff, and a workshop to map out academic and career pathways. It is intended  to be taken before or soon after students enroll in the Certificate Program. CSDE documents that all trainees complete an Individualized Development Plan in this class.
  • Winter Quarter fills a perceived curriculum gap between methods courses that emphasize study design and statistics courses that teach statistical analysis. It focuses on applied methods for data preparation and reproducibility.
  • Spring Quarter addresses the responsible conduct of research, the protection of human subjects, and practical advice on ethical issues pertaining to research. The NIH requires trainees to receive at least EIGHT contact hours of training in biomedical research ethics. CSDE documents that all trainees receive this training and complete an online course, specified in the syllabus.

Electives

Students are required to complete three electives that add up to a minimum of nine credits. No more than two electives may be offered by the trainee’s degree-granting department or cross-listed in the degree-granting department.

The courses that qualify as eligible electives may vary over time as the content of courses and course offerings change based on developments in the field and the expertise of the faculty. Courses not on the list below may be considered for inclusion upon request. Formal requests to the Training Program Coordinator must include course materials (i.e., syllabus, reading lists, and assignments).

List of Eligible Electives

Department of Anthropology

Biocultural

  • BIOA 423: Social Networks & Health
  • BIOA 450: Biodemography Seminar
  • BIOA 455: Reproductive Ecology Laboratory Seminar
  • BIOA 473: Biological Adaptability of Human Populations
  • BIOA 482: Human Population Genetics
  • BIOA 483: Human Genetics, Disease, and Culture
  • BIOA 520: Human Behavioral Ecology
  • BIOA 526: Quantitative Methods and Modeling for Biocultural Anthropology
  • BIOA 568: Human Reproductive Ecology
  • BIOA 569: Behavioral Ecology & Demography
  • BIOA 590/CSDE 595: Biomarker Methods in the Social Sciences

Sociocultural

  • ANTHRO 519/G H 538/ HSERV 521: Advanced Qualitative Methods in Anthropology and Public Health
  • ANTHRO 535: Research in Demography & Population Studies

Department of Biostatistics

  • BIOST 526/EPI 540/PHARM 526 Bayesian Biostatistics
  • BIOST 527/STAT 527: Nonparametric Regression and Classification
  • BIOST 529/CS&SS 529/STAT 529: Sample Survey Techniques
  • BIOST 531 /EPI 531: Statistical Methods for Analysis with Missing Data
  • BIOST 536/EPI 536: Categorical Data Analysis in Epidemiology
  • BIOST 537 /EPI 537: Survival Data Analysis in Epidemiology
  • BIOST 540: Longitudinal and Multilevel Data Analysis
  • BIOST 546: Machine Learning for Biomedical and Public Health Big Data
  • BIOST 555/EPI 555/GH 534: Statistical Methods for Spatial Epidemiology
  • BIOST 576/STAT 576: Statistical Methods for Survival Data

Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

  • CSDE 555: Population Metrics in Global Health
  • CSDE 595/BIOA 590: Biomarker Methods in the Social Sciences

Department of Economics

  • ECON 541: Labor Economics
  • ECON 542: Labor Economics II
  • ECON 543: Population Economics
  • ECON 585: Adv. Applied Econometrics
  • ECON 587: Applied Microeconometrics
  • ECON 591: Microecon. of Development
  • ECON 592: Macroecon of Development

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

  • EDLPS 563/PUBPOL 571: Education, the Workforce and Public Policy

Department of Epidemiology

  • EPI 521/HSERV 542: Epidemiology of Maternal and Child Health Problems
  • EPI 529/HSERV 536: Emerging Infections of International Public Health Importance
  • EPI 531 /BIOST 531: Statistical Methods for Analysis with Missing Data
  • EPI 536/BIOST 536: Categorical Data Analysis in Epidemiology
  • EPI 537 /BIOST 537 Survival Data Analysis in Epidemiology
  • EPI 539/G H 531: Research and Evaluation Methods in Global Health
  • EPI 540/BIOST 526/PHARM 526 Bayesian Biostatistics
  • EPI 547/HSERV 514: Social Determinants of Population Health and Health Disparities
  • EPI 548/HSERV 548: Social Determinants of Health: Research Methods
  • EPI 554: Introduction to Epidemic Modeling for Infectious Diseases
  • EPI 555/BIOST 555/GH 534: Statistical Methods for Spatial Epidemiology
  • EPI 590A: Cancer Health Disparities

Department of Geography

  • GEOG 430: Contemporary Dev’t Issues in Latin America
  • GEOG 431: Geography & Gender
  • GEOG 435: Industrialization and Urbanization in China
  • GEOG 438: Cities of East Asia: Geography and Development
  • GEOG 505: Spatial Dimensions of Chinese Development
  • GEOG 542: Research Seminar: Social and Population Geography
  • GEOG 543: Immigration, Ethnicity, and Race
  • GEOG 578: Internal Spatial Structure of Cities
  • GEOG 580: Medical Geography

Department of Global Health

  • GH 511 Problems in Global Health
  • GH 514 Global Societal Determinants of Health
  • GH 531/EPI 539: Research and Evaluation Methods in Global Health
  • GH 533/CS&SS 527/HSERV 527: Survey Research Methods
  • GH 534/BIOST 555/EPI 555: Statistical Methods for Spatial Epidemiology
  • GH 538/ANTHRO 519/HSERV 521: Advanced Qualitative Methods in Anthropology and Public Health
  • GH 544/HSERV 544: Maternal and Child Health in Developing Countries
  • GH 545 Child Health in Low and Middle Income Countries
  • GH 546 Global Perspectives on Reproductive Health

Department of Health Services

  • HSERV 510: Society and Health
  • HSERV 514/EPI 547: Social Determinants of Population Health and Health Disparities
  • HSERV 521/ ANTHRO 519/G H 538: Advanced Qualitative Methods in Anthropology and Public Health
  • HSERV 523: Advanced Health Services Research Methods I: Large Public Databases; Big Data
  • HSERV 524: Advanced Health Services Research Methods II: Hierarchical and Incomplete Data
  • HSERV 525: Advanced Health Services Research Methods III: Casual Inference Using Observational Data
  • HSERV 527/CS&SS 527/G H 533: Survey Research Methods
  • HSERV 536/EPI 529: Emerging Infections of International Public Health Importance
  • HSERV 542/EPI 521: Epidemiology of Maternal and Child Health Problems
  • HSERV 544/G H 544: Maternal and Child Health in Developing Countries
  • HSERV 548/EPI 548: Social Determinants of Health: Research Methods
  • HSERV 576/NURS 557A: Health, Culture and Community

UW School of Pharmacy

  • PHARM 526/BIOST 526/EPI 540 Bayesian Biostatistics

Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

  • PUBPOL 533 Economics of International Development
  • PUBPOL 569: Race and Public Policy
  • PUBPOL 570: Foundations of Social Policy
  • PUBPOL 571/EDLPS 563 Education, The Workforce, and Public Policy
  • PBAF 572: Higher Education and Public Policy
  • PUBPOL 576: U.S. Poverty and Anti-Poverty Policy
  • PUBPOL 577 Economics of Health Policy
  • PUBPOL 579 Child Well-being and Public Policy
  • PUBPOL 589 Risk Assessment for Environmental Health Hazards

School of Social Work

  • SOC W 501: Poverty & Inequality
  • SOC W 521: Child & Family Inequalities
  • SOC W 528: Healthcare Inequalities
  • SOC W 529: Mental Health Inequalities
  • SOC W 558: Gender, Gender Identity, and Sexuality
  • SOC W 559: Child Development
  • SOC W 577: Promoting Well-Being Among At-Risk Groups
  • SOC W 578: Evidence Based Practice in Child Mental Health
  • SOC W 579: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Prevention Science
  • SOC W 591: Embodiment of Risk, Health Disparities, and Stress Mechanisms
  • SOC W 600: Tutorial in Population Research
  • SOC WL 577: Promoting Well-Being Among At-Risk Groups
  • SOC WL 579: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Prevention Science
  • SOC WL 591A: Research to Policy
  • SOC WL 591C: The Embodiment of Risk, Health Disparities and Stress Mech.

Department of Sociology

  • SOC 430/530: Urbanization and Urbanism
  • SOC 431/531: Fertility and Mortality
  • SOC 529/CS&SS 526: Structural Equation Models for the Social Sciences
  • SOC 534/CS&SS 554/STAT 554: Statistical Methods for Spatial Data
  • SOC 535: Foundations of Population Health and Health Disparities
  • SOC 536/CS&SS 536/STAT 536: Analysis of Categorical and Count Data
  • SOC 538 (Previously 590): Data Science and Population Processes
  • SOC 539: The Social Causes of Spatial Mobility
  • SOC 551: Family and Gender Relations
  • SOC 560/CS&SS 560/STAT 560: Hierarchical Modeling
  • SOC 563/CS&SS 563/STAT 563: Statistical Demography
  • SOC 565/CS&SS 565: Inequality: Trends & Explanations
  • SOC 569: Demographic Studies of Stratification
  • SOC 583: Special Topics in Demography & Ecology
  • SOC 590: Oppression and Opportunity: The African American Experience from Jim Crow through the Great Migration
  • SOC 590(Now 538): Data Science and Population Processes

Department of Statistics

  • STAT 519: Time Series Analysis
  • STAT 527/BIOST 527 Nonparametric Regression and Classification
  • STAT 529/BIOST 529/CS&SS 529: Sample Survey Techniques
  • STAT 536/CS&SS 536/SOC 536: Analysis of Categorical and Count Data
  • STAT 554/CS&SS 554/SOC 534: Statistical Methods for Spatial Data
  • STAT 560/CS&SS 560/SOC 560: Hierarchical Modeling
  • STAT 563/CS&SS 563/SOC 563: Statistical Demography
  • STAT 564/CS&SS 564: Bayesian Statistics for the Social Sciences
  • STAT 566/CS&SS 566: Causal Modeling
  • STAT 567/CS&SS 567: Statistical Analysis of Social Networks
  • STAT 576/BIOST 576: Statistical Methods for Survival Data
  • STAT 593: Statistical Demography

Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences

  • CS&SS 510: Maximum Likelihood Methods for the Social Sciences
  • CS&SS 526/SOC 529: Structural Equation Models for the Social Sciences
  • CS&SS 527/G H 533/HSERV 527: Survey Research Methods
  • CS&SS 529/BIOST 529/STAT 529: Sample Survey Techniques
  • CS&SS 536/SOC 536/STAT 536: Analysis of Categorical and Count Data
  • CS&SS 544: Event History Analysis for the Social Sciences
  • CS&SS 554/SOC 534/STAT 554: Statistical Methods for Spatial Data
  • CS&SS 560/SOC 560/STAT 560: Hierarchical Modeling
  • CS&SS 563/SOC 563/STAT 563: Statistical Demography
  • CS&SS 564/STAT 564: Bayesian Statistics for the Social Sciences
  • CS&SS 565/SOC 565: Inequality: Trends & Explanations
  • CS&SS 566/STAT 566: Causal Modeling
  • CS&SS 567/STAT 567: Statistical Analysis of Social Networks
  • CS&SS 569: Visualizing Data
  • CS&SS 594: Special Topics in Social Science and Statistics

Department of Urban Design and Planning

  • URBDP 510: Theories and Methodologies of Planning