In this module, students will learn about global demographics. The main emphasis is on world population trends. Following an overview of population trends over time and the distribution of the world’s population across different locations, the second unit reviews the key terms that demographers use to describe and understand population dynamics. The third unit summarizes the central ideas of two popular models of population change, while the fourth unit offers opportunities to rethink myths associated with the notion of an overpopulation crisis. The final two units focus on movements of people across the globe through a discussion of the explanations and implications of major migration flows, and a student assignment on family migration history.
|1. Identify the major regional clusters where the world’s population is concentrated|
|2. Explain the temporal and spatial trends in world population patterns|
|3. Evaluate the contending arguments about overpopulation threats|
|4. Apply demographic terms and concepts to migration history of an individual family|
|ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND NOTES|
Testimonial from a Piloter of the Demographics Module
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