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Course SummaryBoost your understanding or learn more about the world population by reviewing our Sociology 104 course. Our lessons cover relevant sociology topics including fertility and mortality rates, population trends, demographics and more so you can get caught up in class or prepare for an exam with ease.
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Get an introduction to the statistics and theoretical framework of human population growth and development through Sociology 104: World Population. Our sociology instructors have developed a series of brief, engaging video lessons and self-assessment quizzes to boost your comprehension of how environmental events and social ethics affect population demographics, how those demographics are analyzed to help politicians and businesses and how we can use theoretical demographics to estimate the future outlook of human population.
|The World's Population & Demographic Resources||Learn about key models for measuring and analyzing demographic data. See how demographic trends have evolved in recorded history.|
|Demographic Perspectives & Theories in Sociology||Explore, compare and contrast historic and modern theoretical perspectives of population and why they may have been right or wrong.|
|Measures & Determinants of Fertility||Learn core terminology and crucial framework for measuring and analyzing fertility rates in local and global populations. Understand how to apply the economic supply-demand model to anticipate population rates. Read how regional policies can affect potential births.|
|Measures & Determinants of Human Mortality||Determine probable causes for morbidity or mortality that may occur in trends affecting different demographics.|
|Human Migration & Urbanization||See how historic human migration patterns have been forced by catastrophic environmental and social events. Consider immigration and emigration in regional and global contexts.|
|Family Demography||Identify trends in kinship structures and household identities and how outside variables, such as urbanization, affect family demographics.|
|Population & The Environment||Consider the capacity for human population growth potential in the contexts of poverty, sustainability, urbanization, agricultural and industrial revolutions and environmental change may affect future rates.|
|Sociology Case Studies: Trends in Global Population||Learn about the population of China, Mexico, England, Jordan, the United States and the world overall.|
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