Global Population Issues

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Global Population Issues

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Geography, Urban Studies and Planning

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


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    Hours & Credits

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  • Overview

    Course Description
    Explores a range of challenging and controversial population issues facing the world today, including population growth, ageing, the AIDS epidemic, immigration, the growth of megacities, the fertility crisis and environmental degradation.
    Learning Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the world's major population-related problems and challenges;
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the demographic processes driving population change
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the measures and indicators commonly used in the study of population.
    4. Appreciate the relevance of population studies to contemporary global problems
    5. Access and analyse sources of demographic information and be aware of their strengths and weaknesses
    6. Engage in informed discussion on population-related issues in an effective, appropriate and concise manner.
    Class Contact
    2 Lecture hours, 2 Contact hours
    Assessment Summary
    Workshop preparation and attendance: 10%
    Article: 15%
    Essay: 35%
    Final Exam: 40%

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