[F&ES 770b/MCDB 861] / 2015-2016

The Human Population Explosion

Credits: 3

Spring 2016: Time and location TBA


23591Global population growth in its human, environmental, and economic dimensions. Social and sociobiological bases of reproductive behavior. Population history and the causes of demographic change. Interactions of population growth with economic development and environmental alteration. Overconsumption of the rich and overpopulation of the poor. Hot-button issues surrounding fertility: contraception, abortion, infanticide, and the status of women.