Fall 2014 : Core Courses

Please note:

  • Degree requirements indicated in parentheses; see the MS program description for more information.
  • A regular full-time load is four 3-credit hour courses
  • Do not register for more than five 3-credit hour courses
  • All students must register for the zero-credit hour professional development seminar
  • Elective courses may have prerequisites or require instructor permission

I. Demographic Methods (Required)

SYD 5133 Population Data
Instructor: Dr. Woody Carlson
Course reference number: 1762
Section: 01
Classroom: 519 BEL
Class meets: T 1:30 - 4:30 pm

II. Geographic Information Systems (degree requirement: one GIS course)

URP 5272 Urban and Regional Information Systems
Instructor: Dr. John Felkner
Course reference number: 2708
Section: 01
Classroom: 208 BEL
Class meets: F 10:00 - 11:15 AM
Lab meets: F 11:30 - 12:45 in 035 BEL

OR

GIS 5101 Geographic Information Processing and Systems
Course reference number: 6766
Section: 02
Instructor: Dr. Mark Horner
Classroom: 2401 HWC
Class meets: W 2:30 - 5:00 PM (overlaps with elective option SYO 6407)

Plus

GIS 5101L GIS Lab (chooe one)

Course reference number: 7340   7342
Section: 02   03
Classroom: 035 BEL   035 BEL
Meets: R 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM   F 1:00 - 3:00 PM
  (overlaps with elective option SYA 5407)

III. Demographic Seminars (degree requirement: two seminars)

SYD 5045 Intro to Demography
Course reference number: 13851
Section: 01
Instructor: Dr. Karin Brewster
Classroom: BEL 519
Class meets: R 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

IV. Research Methods and Statistics (degree requirement: two methods/stats courses)

CHOOSE ONE:

SYA 5305 Introduction to Research Methods (Fall Only)
Course reference number: 1758
Section: 01
Instructor: Dr. Kathi Tillman
Classroom: HCB 219
Class meets: TR 9:30 - 10:45 AM

OR

SYA 5458 Data Analysis & Social Statistics - Public Health
Course reference number: 1763
Section: 02
Instructor: Dr. Michael McFarland
Classroom: BEL 635
Class meets: M 12:30 - 3:15 PM

OR

URP 5211 Planning Statistics
Course reference number: 27071
Section: 01
Instructor: Dr. Jeffrey Brown
Classroom: BEL 033, Lab: BEL 0035
Class meets: MW 8:00 - 9:15 AM
Lab meets: F 8:00 - 8:50 AM or F 9:00 - 9:50 AM

V. Professional Development Seminar (Required; Fall semester only)

DEM 5935 Professional Development for Demographers
Course reference number: 12902
Credit Hours: 0
Section: 01
Instructor: Dr. Karin Brewster
Classroom: BEL 632
Class meets: W 12:30 - 1:30 PM

VI. Electives (degree requirement: one elective in Fall, Spring, or Summer)

STA 5066 Data Management and Analysis with SAS
Course reference number: 6469
Section: 01
Instructor: Dr. Dan McGee
Classroom: HCB 314
Class meets: M W 9:30 - 10:45 AM

URP 5526 Healthy Cities, Healthy Communities
Course reference number: 2718
Section: 01
Instructor: Dr. Rebecca Miles
Classroom: BEL 0328
Class meets: MW 11:00 - 12:15 PM

SY0 6407 Race, Ethnicity, and Health
Course reference number: 1770
Section: 01
Instructor: Dr. John Taylor
Classroom: BEL 0519
Class meets: W 1:30 - 4:00 PM

SYA 5407 Advanced Quantitative Methods (instructor permission; assumes competence with OLS assumptions, diagnostics)
Course reference number: 1759
Section: 01
Instructor: Dr. Miles Taylor
Classroom: BEL 635
Class meets: TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (overlaps with GIS 5101L Option 1)