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Human Migration & Urbanization - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Historically speaking humans have been a migratory species, moving to different locations for a variety of reasons. This chapter focuses on such migration and the more specific urbanization. The lessons will teach you about the history of human migration and present information on environmental and social causes. Take a multiple-choice quiz following every lesson and, if necessary, feel free to ask questions of a knowledgeable instructor. These lessons include information on such topics as:
- Environmental events have caused migration
- Specific terminology and definitions
- Contemporary and historical migration
- Changes in immigration over the years
- The ethics of migration policies
|Prehistoric Human Migrations: History & Movements||Examine the prehistoric migration of humans.|
|The Last Ice Age: Thawing Ice and New Human Opportunities||See how the end of the last ice age contributed to new human opportunities.|
|The Great Flood and Population Migrations||Explore possible explanations and discuss population migrations related to the Great Flood.|
|The Migrations of Humans Since 1500||Follow the course of human migration since 1500.|
|Contemporary Migration: Forced Migration, Patterns & Impacts||Discuss contemporary migration patterns, including forced migration, and the impact of international migration.|
|Emigration: Definition, Characteristics & Effects||Distinguish between emigration and immigration. Learn about the effects of emigration.|
|Human Migration: Definition, Reasons & Theories||Study the different explanations for migration.|
|International Migration: Definition, Trends & Consequences||Define and discuss reasons (including asylum), trends, and consequences for international migration.|
|Immigration to the U.S. (1900-2010): Changes & Trends||Describe how immigration to the U.S. has changed over the past century.|
|Internal Migration: Types, Trends & Consequences||Recognize the reasons, trends, and consequences for internal migration.|
|Role of Demographic Rates & Population Distribution on Population Health||See how demographic rates and population distribution affect the health of populations.|
|Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas||Take a look at the distribution of people in rural and urban areas.|
|Urban Demography: Definition, Measurements & Trends||Identify measures used by urban demographers and examine global urbanization trends.|
|The Ethics of Migration Policies||Learn about the ethical dimensions of various migration policies.|
1. Prehistoric Human Migrations: History & Movements
This lesson will seek to explain the theories concerning prehistoric human migration. In doing so, it will highlight the effects of the Ice Age on modern Homo sapiens and their migration into Eurasia and the rest of the globe.
2. The Last Ice Age: Thawing Ice and New Human Opportunities
What is an ice age? How did the latest period of glaciation form our species? How has the abundance of this latest period of interglaciation changed our behavior? Watch this lesson to find out.
3. The Great Flood and Population Migrations
The Great Flood myth has been around for over eight millennia. Could it be more than a myth? What could have caused such a flood, and what effects has it had on humans?
4. The Migrations of Humans Since 1500
This lesson will explain human migration patterns since the 1500s. In doing so, it will highlight the forced migration, as well as the eras of colonization and persecution, industrialization, and 20th century migration.
5. Contemporary Migration: Forced Migration, Patterns & Impacts
This lesson will seek to explain modern migration. In doing so, it will highlight labor migration, urbanization, and forced migration. It will also highlight the term diaspora.
6. Emigration: Definition, Characteristics & Effects
This lesson will explain the difference between immigration and emigration. In doing so, it will focus mainly on emigration. It will discuss push and pull factors that contribute to emigration, as well as the concept of remittances.
7. Human Migration: Definition, Reasons & Theories
Human populations relocate for various reasons, and social scientists have explained these through a variety of theories. Explore several reasons and theories for migration, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
8. International Migration: Definition, Trends & Consequences
Tens of millions of people migrate every year for a variety of reasons. This lesson looks at many of those motivations and explains what implications such movement has for the world.
9. Immigration to the U.S. (1900-2010): Changes & Trends
Immigration to the U.S. has changed greatly over the past century, going from immigrants mostly coming from Northern and Western Europe to people arriving from all around the world.
10. Internal Migration: Types, Trends & Consequences
People leave town and don't plan on coming back for a variety of reasons. In this lesson, we'll look at internal migration, as well as some of the consequences of people leaving home.
11. Role of Demographic Rates & Population Distribution on Population Health
We all want to maintain healthy populations, and demographics and population distribution can help. Explore these ideas and then test your understanding with a brief quiz.
12. 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.
13. Urban Demography: Definition, Measurements & Trends
Urban centers are more important than ever before and this raises some important questions. In this lesson, explore urbanization and urban demography, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
14. The Ethics of Migration Policies
Ever wonder why more people don't move to places like the United States, Europe, or Canada? In short, there are migration policies to prevent such large movements. This lesson will examine the ethics of those policies.
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