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Acquire a broad background understanding of the United States and world population, including the causes and consequences of its growth. Learn about the three primary demographic processes -- fertility, mortality and migration -- that are at the heart of population questions. Learn how to locate demographic data sources online, including U.S. Census Bureau sources. Apply your understanding of world and U.S. population and population processes to related issues such as U.S. Census 2000, overpopulation, undocumented international migration, social security, or ethical questions about population policy; to issues less directly related to population, such as natural resource exhaustion, environmental degradation, or business and economic development.
Prerequisites: prospective students should have some coursework in the social sciences and be able to perform elementary algebraic calculations. No knowledge of statistics or calculus is necessary.
This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
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