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Undergraduate Demography Minor
The CPC offers a cross-college, interdepartmental minor in Demography for all Cornell undergraduates. The minor is a rigorous undergraduate course of study on population-related topics and approaches, providing students a broad understanding of global population dynamics and tools for analyzing demographic data.
Why Minor in Demography?
In today's rapidly changing society, a strong understanding of population is a valuable tool for making sense of the social and economic phenomena that affect our lives and our societies.
A at least two courses must be outside the student's major department. Students will complete five courses, each of which requires a grade of B- or better to count toward the minor.
Opportunities for Demography Minors
Stockholm University Exchange Program in Demography and Social Policy. Undergraduate students interested in demography and social policy may spend one semester, and in some cases up to two semesters, studying at Stockholm University. If you have questions about the program or would like additional information about applying, contact Dr. Pauline Morin, Director of Exchange Programs Human Ecology. Note: For Spring 2017, application deadline is September 30, 2016.
Summer Program in Turin, PAM 3620 Population Dynamics and Policy Debates in Comparative Perspective (3 credits). This course explores the causes and consequences of population change, paying particular attention to how population processes interact with the social, economic, and political context in which they play out.
DIS Copenhagen and Cornell University, Child Development Summer Course (4 credits). Gain a Nordic perspective on education and "the good childhood." Combine classroom and experiential learning through learning lab immersion at summer camps and community organizations. For more information, contact Kim Kopko.
Undergraduate students interested in signing up for the minor should contact CPC Program Administrator Meg Cole. Sharon Sassler is the minor field's director. For more information see Intent to Minor in Demography or Demography Minor application.