Trainees must complete their department-specific courses offered through their home department and as outlined by the PSTC.  Additionally, they must choose one course from outside their home department using the approved list below.  Students can petition the Associate Director to have appropriate courses added to the list. For details on all Brown course offerings, the entire course catalog is available.

“Being a PSTC trainee gave me the tools and expertise to pursue my interests in population research. My training in demography enhanced my experience as a Ph.D. student at Brown and has undoubtedly made me a better sociologist. At the PSTC, I became part of a close-knit, interdisciplinary, and intellectually stimulating community of researchers. I am certain that the many professional and personal relationships I built at the PSTC will be with me for many years to come. I received great support for professional development and mentoring from the affiliated faculty at PSTC. The center funded my attendance to population studies conferences, and hosted a great number of visiting speakers. All of these resources helped me establish an important professional network outside of Brown.”

Gabriela Sanchez Soto ’11, Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University; Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Texas, San Antonio

Approved External Courses

Banner Code Course Title Offered Fall 2011 Offered Spring 2012
ANTH 2020 Methods of Anthropological Research   x
ANTH 2300 Anthropological Demography    
ANTH 2303 Anthropology of Fertility and Reproduction  x  
ANTH 2304 Issues in Anthropology and Population    
ECON 1360 Health Economics    
ECON 1410 Urban Economics    x
ECON 1510 Economic Development I    x
ECON 1530 Health, Hunger and the Household in Developing Countries    x
ECON 1560* Economic Growth  x  
ECON 2320 Economics of Labor and Population  x  
ECON 2330 Topics in Labor Economics    
ECON 2360 Economics of Health and Population    
ECON 2410 Urbanization    x
ECON 2520 Economic Development II x  
ECON 2830 Dynamic Optimization and Economic Growth x  
ECON 2840* Empirical Analysis of Economic Growth   x
SOC 2010 Multivariate Statistical Methods I x  
SOC 2020 Multivariate Statistical Methods II   x
SOC 2080 Principles of Population    
SOC 2210 Qualitative Methods and Field Research   x
SOC 2220 Advanced Quantitative Methods    
SOC 2230 Techniques of Demographic Analysis    
SOC 2260E Structural Equation Models    
  Migration, Urbanization & Development    
SOC 2260F Advanced Techniques    
SOC 2260A Demography of Aging and Life Course    
SOC 2260C Perspectives on Family Planning    
  African Demography    
SOC 2240 Event History Analysis    
SOC 2320 Migration    
SOC 2360 Fertility    
SOC 2380 Mortality    
SOC 2610 Spatial Thinking in Social Science    
SOC 2960G Spatial Data Analysis Techniques   x
SOC 2960H Demography of the Life Course   x
SOC 2960L Special Topics in Population    
SOC 2960P Social Network Analysis