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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: junior standing and 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. Pre: SOC 300 or consent. (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 Interdisciplinary Seminar (1) Topics such as contemporary issues in global health and population studies, international health programs, demographic methods, global economy and health, human right and humanitarian assistance, social justice, global environmental changes and health. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as PH 652)

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. (Cross-listed as PH 651 and SOC 650)

PPST 690 Introduction to Global Health (3) Current global health issues such as: global health workforce distribution/shortages, maternal and child health, emerging infectious diseases, population aging, chronic diseases, nutrition, global environmental change, health and human rights of special population groups. A-F only. (Once a year) (Cross-listed as PH 690)

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. (Cross-listed as PH 659 and SOC 691)

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

PPST 719 Comparative Family and Gender (3) Discusses the major perspectives on family and gender relations and examines related empirical research. Emphasis is on the cross-cultural comparisons across the U.S. and Asia in the context of globalizing economies and cultures. A-F only. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as SOC 719)