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Population Studies (PPST)

College of Social Sciences

PPST 101 Introduction to Population Studies (3) Introduces the study of population (demography), human fertility, mortality, and migration. Focus on the U.S., Hawai‘i, and the Asia-Pacific region.

PPST 301 Populations of Hawai‘i (3) Demographic characteristics of Hawai‘i’s populations: origins, distribution, growth, and behaviors. Open to nonmajors. A-F only. Pre: an introductory social science course (ECON 120, 130, 131; GEOG 151; POLS 110; or SOC 100) or consent. DS

PPST 302 Population in the Pacific Islands (3) Survey of the characteristics of human populations of the Pacific Islands region. Working of population forces from early settlement to the demographic transitions of the present day. Pre: consent. DS

PPST 401 Forced Migration (3) Global view of refugee and other forced migration; emphasis on humanitarian assistance. Pre: 101 or any PPST 300-level course; or consent. Graduate students taking the course for graduate credit should have taken 650 or 691; or consent. DS

PPST 412 Analysis in Population and Society (3) Global and U.S. patterns of population growth; composition and distribution, elementary demographic techniques; development issues and population policy. (Cross-listed as SOC 412) DS

PPST 432 Economics of Population (3) Determinants and consequences of growth and structure of human populations. Relationships between economic factors and fertility, population growth and economic growth. Pre: ECON 301 (or concurrent). (Cross-listed as ECON 432) DS

PPST 649 Faculty Seminar Series (1) Seminar required of all graduate certificate students. Single credit course in which program faculty present ongoing research in their fields of specialization. Pre: consent. Co-requisite: 650.

PPST 650 Introduction to Human Population (3) Comparative analysis of quantitative and qualitative aspects of population; factors affecting size, distribution, and composition; impact of population size and composition on society.

PPST 661 Demography of Human Fertility (3) Causes of variation in human fertility between and within societies and over time; role of economic and social factors. Implications for population policy. Pre: 650 and 691. (Cross-listed as SOC 661)

PPST 662 Migration and Population Distribution (3) Analysis of the nature, causes, and consequences of human migration and population distribution, especially in relation to economic development, urbanization, and demographic change. Pre: 650 and 691, or consent.

PPST 672 Demographic History of Southeast Asia (3) Seminar in Southeast Asian population histories. Contrasts with East and South Asian population histories. Links among demography, subsistence activities and social institutions. Evolution of indigenous and colonial population records. Practical applications of historical demographic methodology. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing or consent. (Cross-listed as ASAN 672)

PPST 691 Methods of Demographic Analysis (3) Statistical evaluation and analysis of population data; data sources; population growth; composition; standardization of rates; mortality and the life table; nuptiality and fertility; distribution, migration, urbanization; projections and stable population theory. Pre: basic statistics or consent. (Cross-listed as PH 659)

PPST 692 Estimation from Limited Data (4) Analysis of limited and defective data on populations with particular reference to Asia and the Pacific. Pre: 691.

PPST 695 Demographic Surveys (3) Design, field execution, and analysis. Sampling techniques, field operations, sampling error, analysis. Pre: 691.

PPST 699 Directed Reading and Research (V) Pre: consent of program director or instructor.

PPST 705 Multivariate Analysis (3) Application to population data. Multiple classification analysis, path analysis, logit and multinominal logit regression, and hazard models. Pre: one graduate-level course in social or biomedical sciences. (Cross-listed as SOC 705)

PPST 750 Interdisciplinary Seminar in Population Studies (3) Major theoretical developments and research problems in population studies as seen by various behavioral sciences and related applied disciplines. Pre: 650 and 691.