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Spring 2021  |  SOC 3511 Section 001: World Population Problems (63644)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Open (75 of 80 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This class is an introduction to the contemporary issues that accompany such dramatic population change, including fertility change, disease experiences, migration as opportunity and challenge and human-environment conflict. Further, we will examine the roles of global organizations, national governments, and culture in shaping and reshaping populations. prereq: [SOC 1001] recommended, Sociology majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
This course is completely online in a synchronous format. The course will meet online at the scheduled times. Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?meierann+SOC3511+Spring2021
Class Description:
This course explores population dynamics in global perspective. Students will learn major population theories and measures. We will closely examine the ways in which people enter and leave populations -- by birth, death, or migration. To do this, we will read three books, one each about these phenomena in different places around the world: India, Kenya, the U.S. and the Caribbean. We will explore societal differences in forces that shape population and investigate their causes and consequences. In particular, we will explore differences in the population situations in highly developed and less developed nations, and differences between subgroups within societies. Within-country differences in population processes exist along gender, race, and social class lines. Key population policies will be discussed.
Grading:
45% Weekly Quizzes
35% Book Critique (draft + final)
20% Book-related Activities
Exam Format:
no exams, only weekly reading quizzes, book critique papers, and book-related class activities.
Class Format:
50% Lecture
40% Discussion
10% Guest Speakers
Workload:
50-70 Pages Reading Per Week
15 Pages Writing Per Term
12 Quizzes Other Workload: weekly quizzes, a book critique (a draft and final for a total of 15 pages, class activities, author questions, etc).
Honors additional workload: write two book critiques (total 30 pages), active class participation, leadership in small-group work.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/63644/1213
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
11 November 2020

Fall 2019  |  SOC 3511 Section 001: World Population Problems (33088)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Meets With:
SOC 3511H Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2019 - 12/11/2019
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 120
Enrollment Status:
Open (42 of 50 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This class is an introduction to the contemporary issues that accompany such dramatic population change, including fertility change, disease experiences, migration as opportunity and challenge and human-environment conflict. Further, we will examine the roles of global organizations, national governments, and culture in shaping and reshaping populations. prereq: [SOC 1001] recommended, Sociology majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jdewaard+SOC3511+Fall2019
Class Description:
This class is an introduction to the contemporary issues that accompany such dramatic population change, including fertility change, disease experiences, migration as opportunity and challenge and human-environment conflict. Further, we will examine the roles of global organizations, national governments, and culture in shaping and reshaping populations.

Additional special assignments will be discussed with honors participants who seek to earn honors credit toward the end of our first class session. Students will also be expected to meet as a group and individually with the professor four times during the course semester. Examples of additional requirements may include:

  • Sign up and prepare 3-4 discussion questions in advance of at least one class session.

  • Work with professor and TA on other small leadership tasks (class discussion, paper exchange, tour).

  • Write two brief (1-page) reflection papers on current news, or a two-page critique of a class reading
  • Attend a presentation, workshop, or seminar on a related topic for this class and write a 2-page maximum reflective paper.

  • Interview a current Sociology graduate student and present briefly in class or write a reflective piece, not more than 2 pages in length, to be submitted to the Professor.

Prereq: [SOC 1001] recommended, Honors students must register A-F
Grading:
A-F
S/N
Exam Format:
Quiz Format: multiple choice, Exam Format: short answer, essay
Class Format:
75% Lecture
25% Discussion
Workload:
30-70 Pages Reading Per Week
8-16 Pages Writing Per Term
2 Exam(s)
2 Paper(s)
Other Workload: Weekly quizzes (most but not all weeks)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/33088/1199
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 April 2019

Spring 2019  |  SOC 3511 Section 001: World Population Problems (55501)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Meets With:
SOC 3511H Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2019 - 05/06/2019
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 155
Enrollment Status:
Open (42 of 49 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This class is an introduction to the contemporary issues that accompany such dramatic population change, including fertility change, disease experiences, migration as opportunity and challenge and human-environment conflict. Further, we will examine the roles of global organizations, national governments, and culture in shaping and reshaping populations. prereq: [SOC 1001] recommended, Sociology majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jdewaard+SOC3511+Spring2019
Class Description:
This class is an introduction to the contemporary issues that accompany such dramatic population change, including fertility change, disease experiences, migration as opportunity and challenge and human-environment conflict. Further, we will examine the roles of global organizations, national governments, and culture in shaping and reshaping populations.

Additional special assignments will be discussed with honors participants who seek to earn honors credit toward the end of our first class session. Students will also be expected to meet as a group and individually with the professor four times during the course semester. Examples of additional requirements may include:

  • Sign up and prepare 3-4 discussion questions in advance of at least one class session.
  • Work with professor and TA on other small leadership tasks (class discussion, paper exchange, tour).
  • Write two brief (1-page) reflection papers on current news, or a two-page critique of a class reading
  • Attend a presentation, workshop, or seminar on a related topic for this class and write a 2-page maximum reflective paper.
  • Interview a current Sociology graduate student and present briefly in class or write a reflective piece, not more than 2 pages in length, to be submitted to the Professor.
Grading:
A-F
S/N
Exam Format:
Quiz Format: multiple choice, Exam Format: short answer, essay
Class Format:
75% Lecture
25% Discussion
Workload:
30-70 Pages Reading Per Week
8-16 Pages Writing Per Term
2 Exam(s)
2 Paper(s)
Other Workload: Weekly quizzes (most but not all weeks)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/55501/1193
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 October 2018

Spring 2018  |  SOC 3511 Section 001: World Population Problems (66991)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 255
Enrollment Status:
Open (79 of 80 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This class is an introduction to the contemporary issues that accompany such dramatic population change, including fertility change, disease experiences, migration as opportunity and challenge and human-environment conflict. Further, we will examine the roles of global organizations, national governments, and culture in shaping and reshaping populations. prereq: [SOC 1001] recommended, Sociology majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?sgarcia+SOC3511+Spring2018
Class Description:
In 1800 the world's population reached 1 billion people for the first time, then took just over a century to double to 2 billion in the 1920s. In the twentieth century the world's population grew 400%. In the 21st century the world's population is expected to grow another 50% so that world population will near 11 billion. Different countries have experienced these changes in quite different ways, and will continue to do so. For example, in the year 2000 Japan and Nigeria had similar populations but in the next 50 years Japan's population will shrink 20% and Nigeria's will double. In the United States the Asian and Hispanic-origin populations will triple in size, median age will increase to 40 (in 1900 it was less than 20) and the share of the country living in rural areas will fall below 10% (in 1800 it was over 90%). This class introduces you to the dramatic changes in world population in the recent past, and the continuing demographic change occurring in the United States and around the world. You will learn about the fundamental demographic processes of mortality, fertility, migration, population aging. We will explore these processes in global perspective, with additional attention given to regional differentiation, primarily by comparing less- and more-developed countries. Key population-level theories, concepts, trends, and policies will be discussed. We will explore demographic processes and changes as both cause and effect of other social changes and structures. Graduate students in this combined class are expected to demonstrate greater depth of discussion, depth and to a degree length of writing assignments, presentations, and leadership of the students.
Grading:
A-F
S/N
Exam Format:
Demographic profile of country; book report; reading quizzes
Class Format:
75% Lecture
25% Discussion
Workload:
30-70 Pages Reading Per Week
8-16 Pages Writing Per Term
2 Paper(s)
Other Workload: weekly quizzes
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66991/1183
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
17 October 2017

Spring 2017  |  SOC 3511 Section 001: World Population Problems (70832)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 330
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Population growth, natural resources, fertility/mortality in less developed nations, population dynamics/forecasts, policies to reduce fertility. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F, credit will not be granted if credit has been received for 3511H
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?meierann+SOC3511+Spring2017
Class Description:
This course explores population dynamics in global perspective. Students will learn major population theories and measures. We will closely examine the ways in which people enter and leave populations -- by birth, death, or migration. We will explore societal differences in these phenomena and investigate their causes and consequences. In particular, we will explore differences in the population situations in highly developed and less developed nations, and differences between subgroups within societies. Within-country differences in population processes exist along gender, race, and social class lines. Key population policies will be discussed.
Grading:
no exams, only weekly reading quizzes and book critique papers.
Exam Format:
40% Reports/Papers
15% Special Projects
40% Quizzes
5% Attendance Other Grading Information: "special projects" are devising several questions for book authors with whom we will have in-person or web chats after we read their books
Class Format:
50% Lecture
30% Discussion
10% Guest Speakers
Workload:
50-70 Pages Reading Per Week
15 Pages Writing Per Term
12 Quiz(zes)
Other Workload: weekly quizzes, a book critique (a draft and final for a total of 15 pages).
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/70832/1173
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 April 2016

Fall 2016  |  SOC 3511 Section 001: World Population Problems (17486)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016
Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 255
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Population growth, natural resources, fertility/mortality in less developed nations, population dynamics/forecasts, policies to reduce fertility. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F, credit will not be granted if credit has been received for 3511H
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?eroberts+SOC3511+Fall2016
Class Description:
In 1800 the world's population reached 1 billion people for the first time, then took just over a century to double to 2 billion in the 1920s. In the twentieth century the world's population grew 400%. In the 21st century the world's population is expected to grow another 50% so that world population will near 11 billion. Different countries have experienced these changes in quite different ways, and will continue to do so. For example, in the year 2000 Japan and Nigeria had similar populations but in the next 50 years Japan's population will shrink 20% and Nigeria's will double. In the United States the Asian and Hispanic-origin populations will triple in size, median age will increase to 40 (in 1900 it was less than 20) and the share of the country living in rural areas will fall below 10% (in 1800 it was over 90%). This class introduces you to the dramatic changes in world population in the recent past, and the continuing demographic change occurring in the United States and around the world. You will learn about the fundamental demographic processes of mortality, fertility, migration, population aging. We will explore these processes in global perspective, with additional attention given to regional differentiation, primarily by comparing less- and more-developed countries. Key population-level theories, concepts, trends, and policies will be discussed. We will explore demographic processes and changes as both cause and effect of other social changes and structures. Graduate students in this combined class are expected to demonstrate greater depth of discussion, depth and to a degree length of writing assignments, presentations, and leadership of the students.
Grading:
A-F
S/N
Exam Format:
Demographic profile of country; book report; exam.
Class Format:
75% Lecture
25% Discussion
Workload:
30-70 Pages Reading Per Week
8-16 Pages Writing Per Term
2 Exam(s)
2 Paper(s)
Other Workload: weekly quizzes
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/17486/1169
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 April 2016

Fall 2015  |  SOC 3511 Section 001: World Population Problems (24035)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Meets With:
SOC 5511 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 150
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Population growth, natural resources, fertility/mortality in less developed nations, population dynamics/forecasts, policies to reduce fertility. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F, credit will not be granted if credit has been received for 3511H
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information http://classinfo.umn.edu/?meierann+SOC3511+Fall2015
Class Description:
This course explores population dynamics in global perspective. Students will learn major population theories and measures. We will closely examine the ways in which people enter and leave populations -- by birth, death, or migration. We will explore societal differences in these phenomena and investigate their causes and consequences. In particular, we will explore differences in the population situations in highly developed and less developed nations, and differences between subgroups within societies. Within-country differences in population processes exist along gender, race, and social class lines. Key population policies will be discussed.
Grading:
no exams, only weekly reading quizzes and book critique papers.
Exam Format:
40% Reports/Papers
15% Special Projects
40% Quizzes
5% Attendance Other Grading Information: "special projects" are devising several questions for book authors with whom we will have in-person or web chats after we read their books
Class Format:
50% Lecture
30% Discussion
10% Guest Speakers
Workload:
50-70 Pages Reading Per Week
15 Pages Writing Per Term
12 Quiz(zes)
Other Workload: weekly quizzes, a book critique (a draft and final for a total of 15 pages).
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/24035/1159
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
18 March 2015

Fall 2014  |  SOC 3511 Section 001: World Population Problems (26196)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Delivery Medium
Meets With:
SOC 3511H Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/02/2014 - 12/10/2014
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
West Bank Skyway AUDITORIUM
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Population growth, natural resources, fertility/mortality in less developed nations, population dynamics/forecasts, policies to reduce fertility.
Class Description:
This course explores population dynamics in global perspective. Students will learn major population theories and measures. We will closely examine the ways in which people enter and leave populations -- by birth, death, or migration. We will explore societal differences in these phenomena and investigate their causes and consequences. In particular, we will explore differences in the population situations in highly developed and less developed nations, and differences between subgroups within societies. Within-country differences in population processes exist along gender, race, and social class lines. Key population policies will be discussed.
Grading:
40% Reports/Papers
15% Special Projects
40% Quizzes
5% Attendance Other Grading Information: "special projects" are devising several questions for book authors with whom we will have in-person or web chats after we read their books
Exam Format:
no exams, only weekly reading quizzes and book critique papers.
Class Format:
50% Lecture
30% Discussion
10% Guest Speakers
Workload:
50-70 Pages Reading Per Week
15 Pages Writing Per Term
12 Quiz(zes)
Other Workload: weekly quizzes, a book critique (a draft and final for a total of 15 pages).
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/26196/1149
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 April 2014

Fall 2013  |  SOC 3511 Section 001: World Population Problems (34486)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Delivery Medium
Meets With:
SOC 5511 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013
Tue, Thu 08:15AM - 09:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 155
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Population growth, natural resources, fertility/mortality in less developed nations, population dynamics/forecasts, policies to reduce fertility.
Class Description:
This course explores world population issues and potential problems in global perspective, and is organized around a central theme, namely - whether there are (or eventually will be) too many people alive for the Earth to support. The world's population is currently more than 7 billion persons, and is expected to reach upward of 9 billion persons by the year 2050. In this course, students will learn key population theories and measures to understand the causes and consequences of this population growth. Along the way, this will require in-depth examination of such demographic processes as mortality, fertility, migration, population aging, and the environment. Particular emphasis will be placed on exploring these processes in global perspective, with additional attention given to regional differentiation, primarily by comparing less- and more-developed countries. Key population-level theories, concepts, trends, and policies will be discussed.
Exam Format:
Quiz Format: multiple choice, Exam Format: short answer, essay
Class Format:
75% Lecture
25% Discussion
Workload:
30-70 Pages Reading Per Week
8-16 Pages Writing Per Term
2 Exam(s)
2 Paper(s)
Other Workload: Weekly quizzes (most but not all weeks)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34486/1139
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
17 May 2013

Spring 2013  |  SOC 3511 Section 001: World Population Problems (66819)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Anderson Hall 250
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Population growth, natural resources, fertility/mortality in less developed nations, population dynamics/forecasts, policies to reduce fertility.
Class Description:
This course explores population dynamics in global perspective. Students will learn major population theories and measures. We will closely examine the ways in which people enter and leave populations -- by birth, death, or migration. We will explore societal differences in these phenomena and investigate their causes and consequences. In particular, we will explore differences in the population situations in highly developed and less developed nations, and differences between subgroups within societies. Within-country differences in population processes exist along gender, race, and social class lines. Key population policies will be discussed.
Exam Format:
multiple choice, short answer, essay
Class Format:
60% Lecture
40% Discussion
Workload:
30-70 Pages Reading Per Week
20 Pages Writing Per Term
3 Exam(s)
4 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66819/1133
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 May 2007

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