Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

The Graduate School limits the number of elective credits that may be applied to both a Graduate Certificate and a degree program. Overlap is not permitted with required courses or between two or more Graduate Certificates.

Restrictions on Applying the Same Credits to Two or More Programs

Core Curriculum

The following is a list of the required core courses:

  1. SOC/CSDE 513: Demography & Ecology (3 credits, 1 quarter)
  2. SOC/CSDE 533: Demographic Methods (3 credits, 1 quarter)
  3. CSDE 501: CSDE Seminar Series ( 1 credit for 6 quarters, total of 6 credits)
  4. CSDE 502, Population Studies Proseminar (1 credit in Autumn quarter & 2 credits in Winter and Spring quarter, for a total of 5 credits

The Proseminar

The Proseminar is a series of three short courses where students learn about the practice of population research and become aware of issues relevant to demographers. The fall, winter and spring quarters may be taken out of sequence. However, trainees are strongly encouraged to enroll in the fall quarter proseminar as soon as possible, because it is oriented to new trainees and introduces them to CSDE’s resources and research. In the fall, the Proseminar introduces students to CSDE faculty and their research specializations as well as to CSDE staff and their varied support services. It also emphasizes professional development and academic planning. The winter Proseminar covers research methods, data management, reproducibility, and good research practices. This short course in research methods and practices is oriented to pre-master’s students with some research experience. Ethics in population research and human subjects review are covered in the spring.

Elective Courses (min. 9 credits)

Students are required to complete three electives. At least one of these electives must be offered outside the trainee’s degree-granting department, and not cross-listed in the degree-granting department, because exposure to multiple disciplinary perspectives is a foundation of the training program.

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 529/CS&SS 529/STAT 529: Sample Survey Techniques
  • BIOST 555/EPI 555: Statistical Methods for Spatial Epidemiology

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/PBAF 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 539/G H 531: Research and Evaluation Methods in Global Health
  • 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: 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

  • G H 531/EPI 539: Research and Evaluation Methods in Global Health
  • G H 533/CS&SS 527/HSERV 527: Survey Research Methods
  • G H 538/ANTHRO 519/HSERV 521: Advanced Qualitative Methods in Anthropology and Public Health
  • G H 544/HSERV 544: Maternal and Child Health in Developing Countries

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

Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

  • PBAF 569: Race and Public Policy
  • PBAF 570: Social Policy Analysis and Management
  • PBAF 571/EDLPS 563: Education, the Workforce and Public Policy
  • PBAF 572: Higher Education and Public Policy
  • PBAF 573: U.S. Poverty and Anti-Poverty Policy

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 536/CS&SS 536/STAT 536: Analysis of Categorical and Count Data
  • SOC 539: The Social Causes of Spatial Mobility
  • SOC 551: Family and Gender Relations
  • SOC 560/CS&SS 560/STAT 560: Hierarchical Modeling
  • SOC 565/CS&SS 565: Inequality: Trends & Explanations
  • SOC 583: Special Topics in Demography & Ecology
  • SOC 590: Data Science and Population Processes
  • SOC 590: Oppression and Opportunity: The African American Experience from Jim Crow through the Great Migration

Department of Statistics

  • STAT 519: Time Series Analysis
  • STAT 529/BIOST 529/CS&SS 529: Sample Survey Techniques
  • STAT 536/CS&SS 536/SOC 536: Analysis of Categorical and Count Data
  • STAT 560/CS&SS 560/SOC 560: Hierarchical Modeling
  • STAT 564/CS&SS 564: Bayesian Statistics
  • STAT 566/CS&SS 566: Causal Modeling
  • STAT 567/CS&SS 567: Statistical Analysis of Social Networks
  • 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 560/SOC 560/STAT 560: Hierarchical Modeling
  • CS&SS 564/STAT 564: Bayesian Statistics
  • 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