SOC 331 A: Population And Society

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Meeting Time: 
MW 1:30pm - 2:50pm
SIG 134
Emilio Zagheni

Syllabus Description:

Many of today’s critical challenges, from climate change and human rights violations, to health inequality and the sustainability of social security systems, are related to population processes. A large number of social problems are intimately connected to changes in population size, age structure, composition, and spatial distribution. The main goal of this course is to provide you with a set of tools for understanding the causes of population dynamics and the consequences of population processes for our societies. The course will offer an introduction to measures and methods of demographic research and to important substantive areas of inquiry at the intersection of sociological and population research. The course would help you integrate a demographic perspective into the study of social, political, environmental, and economic issues. At the end of the course you would have an expanded set of skills as a social scientist and you would become a more informed consumer of news and political reports about issues related to population problems. 


Course Syllabus [PDF]: SOC331_Syllabus_Spring2015.pdf


Catalog Description: 
Population growth and distribution, population composition, population theory, urbanization. Determinants and consequences of fertility and mortality trends and migration in economically developed and underdeveloped areas.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Other Requirements Met: 
Last updated: 
April 29, 2016 - 1:28pm