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Global Problems of Population Growth - Video

By Robert Wyman

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(MCDB 150) 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 analysis with studies of individual humans and communities. The perspective is global with both developed and developing countries included. This course was recorded in Spring 2009.

Customer Reviews

Wide-ranging, fundamental, and awesome

Dr Wyman presents an exhaustive review of demographics and makes it clear how fundamental demographic issues are. I still think regularly about his lectures over a year after watching them.

Really good presentation of an important topic

Excellent course. Watch on the video if you can for the lectures in the middle of the course where many graphs are presented of population dynamics or you will get frustrated.

Good content bad audio and speaker

The content of this series is very good. But the professor constantly clears his throught and swallows and it comes accross very loud in the recording. It is VERY annoying and makes the netcasts VERY hard to listen too. I realize these are free and classroom lectures first but Yale is supposed to me high end. Would a little post production, speaker preparation and a cough button be totally out of the question? Thanks for the content though it is very good.