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MCDB 150: Global Problems of Population Growth

MCDB 150: Global Problems of Population Growth is offered online.

Topics: General History, Biology, Genetics

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This survey course introduces students to the important and basic material on human fertility, population growth, the demographic transition and population policy. Topics include: the human and environmental dimensions of population pressure, demographic history, economic and cultural causes of demographic change, environmental carrying capacity and sustainability. Political, religious and ethical issues surrounding fertility are also addressed. The lectures and readings attempt to balance theoretical and demographic scale analyzes with studies of individual humans and communities. The perspective is global with both developed and developing countries included.

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  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Robert Wyman
  • Institution: Open Yale Courses
  • Topics: General History, Biology, Genetics

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About Open Yale Courses: Open Yale Courses (OYC) provides lectures and other materials from selected Yale College courses to the public free of charge via the Internet. The courses span the full range of liberal arts disciplines, including humanities, social sciences, and physical and biological sciences.

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