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- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryGet ready for the UExcel World Population exam in a few short weeks with this convenient online study guide course. The course's video lessons and practice quizzes are designed to help you quickly review all of the world population topics you'll need to know for the exam.
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About This Course
Inside this course, you'll find fun video lessons that cover all of the information that you'll encounter on the UExcel World Population exam. Study at your own pace to review basic world population topics, including global population trends, demographic theories, urbanization, human migration and more.
You can also practice answering the types of questions that appear on the test by taking the course's self-assessment quizzes, chapter exams and final assessments. This way, you can make sure you fully understand world population concepts and are ready to take the UExcel World Population exam, which can lead to 3 transferable college credits.
Syllabus & Course Information
We've aligned the course with the terms and concepts found on UExcel's World Populations exam. Each lesson breaks down important topics in an easy-to-understand and memorable way. You'll be able to check your understanding of these topics with the included self-assessment quizzes. When you're finished with the course, you should be able to:
- Learn about key models for measuring and analyzing demographic data.
- See how demographic trends have evolved in recorded history.
- Explore, compare and contrast historic and modern theoretical perspectives of population and why they may have been right or wrong.
- 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.
- Determine probable causes for morbidity or mortality that may occur in trends affecting different demographics.
- See how historic human migration patterns have been forced by catastrophic environmental and social events.
- Consider immigration and emigration in regional and global contexts.
- Identify trends in kinship structures and household identities and how outside variables, such as urbanization, affect family demographics.
- 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.
- Learn about the population of China, Mexico, England, Jordan, the United States and the world overall.
There are no prerequisites for this course. Start learning right away, even if you haven't taken a world population course before.
The course has 88 video lessons that are divided into 8 chapters. The lessons are approximately 8 minutes long, and our instructors use a simplified and engaging teaching style so you can quickly review important world population concepts. Following each lesson is a short quiz to help you retain the information you've studied. In addition to the lesson quizzes, we've included chapter exams and a final assessment test to help you practice answering the types of questions you'll find on the UExcel exam. Your personal Dashboard keeps track of your course progress and helps you navigate to specific lessons. You can also print lesson transcripts to supplement your studying experience and submit questions to our instructors if you need any extra help.
UExcel World Population Exam Information
You can earn up to 3 college credits by passing the UExcel World Population exam. If you are enrolled at Excelsior College, this credit can satisfy a course requirement. These credits may also be transferred to other institutions that accept UExcel credit.
- Number of Questions: Approximately 120 questions
- Question Type: Mostly multiple choice
- Time Limit: 2 hours
- Number of Credits: 3 credits
- Exam Cost: $110
UExcel World Population Exam Breakdown
|UExcel Exam Concept||Percent of the UExcel Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Overview of the World's Population and Demographic Resources||15%||18 questions||15 lessons|
|Demographic Perspectives||10%||12 questions||6 lessons|
|Fertility||15%||18 questions||17 lessons|
|Mortality||10%||12 questions||8 lessons|
|Migration and Urbanization||15%||18 questions||14 lessons|
|Case Studies on the Future of Population||15%||18 questions||9 lessons|
|Population Issues||20%||24 questions||19 lessons|
Earn UExcel Credit
Credit-by-exam helps college students save time and money on their degree programs. By passing an inexpensive exam, you can quickly test out of college course requirements and earn credit. Students can register for the UExel World Population exam online through the Excelsior College website. This computer-administered test is worth three college credits that are accepted at Excelsior College as well as other colleges and universities that accept credit from UExcel tests. Check with your institution to make sure they accept this type of credit.
Study Schedule for the UExcel World Population Exam
There are about 12 hours of instruction in this course. To help you get an idea of how long it may take you to complete the course, we've included a few suggested studying schedules in the table below.
|Study Frequency||When You'll Be Ready for the Exam|
|3 hours a day; 3 days a week||Just over 1 week|
|2 hours a day; 3 days a week||2 weeks|
|1 hour a day; 3 days a week||4 weeks|
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