|Course code module||1MSOC_220|
|Study load (hours)||420|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 1st semester|
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- Knowledge of and insight in sociological theories of social change
- Knowledge of and insight in the architecture of welfare states
- Knowledge of and insight in the three basic processes of social demography (fertility, mortality and migration)
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
- Developing a problem definition in the life course paradigm
- Testing empirically the problem definition with longitudinal data
- Drawing the correct conclusions from ones analysis
3. Course content
Developing a certain theme in the life course paradigm.
Gaining insight in some longitudinal methods and in international comparative research.
Students are given lessons in some longitudinal analysis techniques and topics (Event History Analysis, Latent Growth Analysis and International Comparative Analysis) and base their own analyses on one of these techniques in SAS. Based on the results a paper is written which is discussed in the student group as a whole.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: LecturesTutorials
Personal work: ExercisesAssignments - individual
5. Assessment method
Continuous assessment: Assignments(Interim) tests
Written assignment: With oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
A reader will be available.
Slides available on Blackboard
7. Recommended reading - study material
Available on Blackboard.
The professor can be reached by e-mail. Questions can be asked on the Blackboard forum.