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Ch 54: CLEP Social Science and History: Studying Populations

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Enhance your preparations for the CLEP Social Science and History exam by taking advantage of this chapter's helpful resources. Review fun video lessons to better understand the basics of studying populations, and take short quizzes to gauge your readiness to address this subject on the exam.

CLEP Social Science and History: Studying Populations - Chapter Summary

Quickly and effectively review the basics of studying populations as you prepare for the CLEP Social Science and History exam. This chapter gets you ready for questions on the exam by taking an in-depth look at concepts that include population density, growth, change and size. Completing this chapter enables you to:

  • Define population density and discuss three ways to measure it
  • Identify the world's primary and secondary population clusters
  • Explain how experts calculate population growth rates and theories on varying demographics changes in different parts of the world
  • Discuss factors impacting population distribution, such as job availability and ethnicity
  • Share differences in population distribution in urban and rural areas
  • List characteristics of populations in highly developed and developing countries
  • Detail how population size impacts resource consumption
  • Provide principle determinants of population change

Feel confident in your ability to address the study of populations on the exam by reviewing the lessons in the manner that suits your study habits and schedule. Choose the lessons you want to review in the order you decide, and revisit any lessons as often as you'd like. Take multiple-choice quizzes and a practice to assess your comprehension of this chapter. All resources are accessible anytime via your smartphone, computer or tablet to ensure your study times are always convenient.

8 Lessons in Chapter 54: CLEP Social Science and History: Studying Populations
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What Is Population Density? - Definition & Measurements

1. What Is Population Density? - Definition & Measurements

This lesson will seek to explain the concept of population density. It will focus on three specific measurements of density. They are arithmetic, physiological, and agricultural density.

Population Density Around the World

2. Population Density Around the World

This lesson will explain the concept of population density. In doing this, it will discuss sparsely versus densely populated areas. It will also identify the primary and secondary population clusters of the world.

Population Growth: Demographic Transition and Malthusian Theories

3. Population Growth: Demographic Transition and Malthusian Theories

Population growth is not as simple as watching the total number of humans rise each year. This lesson explores how the experts actually calculate population growth rates, and how different theories explain why various regions of the world experience population growth changes in such different ways.

Population Distribution Factors: Job Availability, Quality of Life & Ethnicity

4. Population Distribution Factors: Job Availability, Quality of Life & Ethnicity

This lesson will discuss population distribution and the factors that affect it. It will specifically highlight quality of life, job availability, and ethnicity, while also defining the terms 'sparse' and 'dense.'

Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas

5. Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas

The distribution of people varies depending in the type of location. In this lesson, we will explore how people are distributed between rural and urban areas and how these populations have changed over time.

Population Characteristics of Highly Developed & Developing Countries

6. Population Characteristics of Highly Developed & Developing Countries

The population of a country is based on many factors. In this lesson, we will explore several important factors that differ between developed and developing countries.

Population Size: Impacts on Resource Consumption

7. Population Size: Impacts on Resource Consumption

What are the things you need to survive? Humans all need resources, and in this lesson, we will discuss how the growth of the human population is influencing the natural resources we rely on.

Population Change from Aging, Death, and Migration

8. Population Change from Aging, Death, and Migration

Fertility, mortality and migration are principal determinants of how a population can change, and they are at the very core of demographic studies. In this lesson, we will discuss how a population can change from fertility (birth), mortality (death), and migration.

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