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Population and Society

Instructor
Kaufman

This course provides an introduction to social demography: the sociological study of human population processes and their relationship with social, economic, and political changes. The course will begin with an introduction of population characteristics, including its size, growth, and age distribution, followed by a discussion of population dynamics, which are fertility and sexuality, mortality, and migration. The second part of the course will cover population topics that are relevant in planning and policy debates such as: marriage and family, population health, the youth bulge, urbanization, population aging, population and environment, and population changes and economic development in the Global South.

Students entering before 2012: satisfies Social Science distribution requirement.


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