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Program Details

Faculty : Faculty of Social Sciences

Program Name : Bachelor of Arts

BGCSE Points(or similar) : 40


Type : Under Graduate

No. of Semesters : 8

Description : BGCSE/equivalent with a minimum grade C in English Language. A grade of C or better in Mathematics is required for Accounting, Economics, Population Studies, Psychology, and Statistics. A grade of E or above in Mathematics is required for Political Science, Public Administration and Sociology. Applicants possessing a Diploma in Statistics, Diploma in Population Studies, and Diploma in Criminal Justice will be considered. Entry Requirements

The normal requirement for entrance into the Bachelor’s Degree in Population Studies Programme shall be:

a) A minimum of 5 credits (one of which is Mathematics) in the Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) or its equivalent. Or: b) A GPA of at least 2.0 in the Diploma in Population Studies of this University or its equivalent; Other qualifications for entrance to the Bachelor’s Degree in Population Studies may be accepted on their own merit as alternatives as shown by the General Regulation 00.052. Award of Diploma

In order to be awarded the Diploma, a student must have completed a minimum of 60 credits and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.

Assessment

Each course shall be evaluated by a combination of continuous assessment and final examination or semester paper in the ratio of 2:3.

Duration of the Programme

The normal duration for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Population Studies Programme shall be 8 to 10 semesters of full-time study.

Progression

a student must obtain a Cumulative GPA that is in accordance with General Regulation 00.9

General Education Courses offered by the Department. Semester 1 & 2 GEC372 Migration and Globalisation (2) GEC278 Population and Society (2)

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

  INTRODUCTION TO SUBSTANTIVE DEMOGRAPHY Credits : 3
  MATHEMATICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES I Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS Credits : 4

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Elective Courses

  MIGRATION AND GLOBALIZATION Credits : 3

Semester 2

Core Courses

  INTRO TO EPIDEMOLOGY & TECHNICAL DEMOGRAPHY Credits : 3
  MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS & SOCIAL SCIENCES II Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Elective Courses

  POPULATION AND SOCIETY Credits : 3
  MIGRATION AND GLOBALIZATION Credits : 3

Semester 3

Core Courses

  THEORIES OF FERTILITY, MORTALITY AND MIGRATION Credits : 3
  THEORIES OF FERTILITY,MORTALITY& MIGRATION Credits : 3
  MATHEMATICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES I Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Semester 4

Core Courses

  DEMOGRAPHY OF BOTSWANA Credits : 3
  DEMOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES Credits : 3
  MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS & SOCIAL SCIENCES II Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  DEMOGRAPHIC ASPECTS OF THE LABOUR FORCE Credits : 3
  DEMOGRAPHIC ASPECTS OF THE HIV/AIDS EPIDEMIC Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Semester 5

Core Courses

  SOURCES,EVALUATION,ADJUSTMENT&ANALYSIS OF DEM Credits : 3
  RESEARCH METHODS Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  INTERRELATIONSHIPS OF FERTILITY,MORTALITY&MIG Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Semester 6

Core Courses

  COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN POPULATION ANALYSIS Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  URBANISATION, MIGRATION &DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3
  POPULATION POLICIES&PROGRAMMES Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Semester 7

Core Courses

  INTERGRATING POP VARIABLES INTO DEV PLANNING Credits : 3
  RESEARCH PAPER Credits : 3
  INDIRECT ESTIMATION TECHNIQUES Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Semester 8

Core Courses

    No Core courses present in this Program for Semester 8.

Optional Courses

  POPULATION, DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT Credits : 3
  GENDER, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH & DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3
  DEMOGRAPHIC DIMENSIONS OF POVERTY Credits : 3
  DEMOGRAPHIC ASPECTS OF AGEING Credits : 3
  DEMOGRAPHICS Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 8.
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