For each student there will be 3 hours teaching per week, consisting of two-hours of lecture material and a one-hour tutorial. Each student should watch and listen to the scheduled lecture and participate in one of the scheduled tutorials each week.
The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/
Students who wish to change tutorial classes must request permission from the Unit Convener. Attendance in all the tutorials and online use of lecture material will be monitored. When tutorial attendance is not possible, it is student's responsibility to inform the tutor and to ensure that they listen to the recording.
Please bring a calculator, lecture notes and the textbook to all tutorials. Please note that the tutorial classes will start in the first week of the session.
Students are expected to arrive on time and not leave until the class ends. Students with commitments that regularly prevent them from attending the entire tutorial are requested to discuss the situation with the lecturer or tutor.
In addition to the time spent listening to lectures and attending tutorials and doing assignments, each student is expected to spend a significant amount of time preparing for tutorials, updating lecture notes, reading the recommended demographic literature, learning the key definition and formulae, attempting tutorial exercises and past exam papers, and revising for the final exam (7 hours per week is recommended). Students are also encouraged to follow recent development and public debates in relation to population and society in Australia and elsewhere in the media.
Recommended Texts and/or Materials
Rowland, Donald (2003). Demographic Methods and Concepts, Oxford University Press.
Other recommended readings may be accessed via the unit iLearn page or Leganto.
Technology Used and Required
Unit Web Page: Students can access BUSA1027 unit materials online through Macquarie University's online learning environment, iLearn. Log into iLearn at ilearn.mq.edu.au using student ID number and MQ Student Portal password.
Students are expected to be familiar with the use of basic office software, including word processing, spreadsheets and PowerPoint.
Lecture recordings (iLectures): Lectures will be recorded using the Echo360 Active Learning Platform and made available on iLearn.