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

Class Component:
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
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)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
17 May 2013

ClassInfo Links - Fall 2013 Sociology Classes Taught by Jack DeWaard

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