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

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
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.
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
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).
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 April 2016

ClassInfo Links - Spring 2017 Sociology Classes Taught by Ann Meier

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