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SOC 3840  WORLD POPULATION AND SOCIAL ISSUES (3 credits)

Basic knowledge of demographic methods and U.S. and world population data. Includes census and other data sources; demographic theory and population change; fertility, mortality and migration; age and sex structure; race, ethnicity, income; marital status and family indicators; urbanization; and population policies. Connects population dynamics to world economic development; poverty; refugee and immigration issues; decisions about childbearing; the status of women; intergenerational competition; population pressure on food and environment; and urban and rural life.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Six hours of social science and sophomore.