SOCI-131-01 Population Dynamics
Spring for 2016-2017
MW 12:30-1:45PM

Students enrolled in Population Dynamics will become familiar with prevailing levels of fertility, mortality, marriage, and migration in each of the world's major regions; they will also learn what processes of change resulted in current levels. In addition, the course introduces multiple issues in the complex relationship between population dynamics and economic development.
Population dynamics can be studied and understood in a variety of theoretical frameworks, but this is a sociology course and as such we consider how births, deaths, and migration interrelate with institutions in society, both public and private. Students who successfully complete complete this course will be competent to explain how social, economic, and cultural factors produce demographic outcomes and how demography in turn shapes society, institutions, and public policy.
Although some of the course material will be presented in lecture-format, discussion is most welcome. Some of the readings are chosen to fuel debate. Classroom participation is not being formally evaluated as part of the grade for the course, but it will be considered in borderline cases. Assigned readings should be completed before the class on the date for which they are assigned.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

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