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.