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In the past fifty or so years, the growth of population has expanded and has turned into overpopulation that led to overuse of the environment and resources. The [course_title] is specifically designed to introduce you to the essential material on human fertility, population growth, the demographic transition and population policy. This course also includes topics such as the human and environmental dimensions of population pressure, demographic history, economic and cultural causes of demographic change, environmental carrying capacity and sustainability and more valuable topics which are worth exploring.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: Yale University

Course Curriculum

1. Evolution of Sex and Reproductive Strategies 01:06:00
2. Sex and Violence Among the Apes 01:14:00
3. From Ape to Human 01:13:00
4. When Humans Were Scarce 01:09:00
5. Why Is Africa Different? 01:11:00
6. Malthusian Times 01:13:00
7. Demographic Transition in Europe; Mortality Decline 01:09:00
8. Demographic Transition in Europe; Fertility Decline 01:12:00
9. Demographic Transition in Europe 01:06:00
10. Quantitative Aspects 01:02:00
11. Low Fertility in Developed Countries (Guest Lecture by Michael Teitelbaum) 01:12:00
12. Human and Environmental Impacts 01:11:00
13. Fertility Attitudes and Practices 00:30:00
14. Demographic Transition in Developing Countries 01:11:00
15. Female Disadvantage 01:14:00
16. Population in Traditional China 00:36:00
17. Population in Modern China 01:05:00
18. Economic Impact of Population Growth 01:11:00
19. Economic Motivations for Fertility 01:14:00
20. Teen Sexuality and Teen Pregnancy 01:15:00
21. Global Demography of Abortion 01:12:00
22. Media and the Fertility Transition in Developing Countries (Guest Lecture by William Ryerson) 01:17:00
23. Biology and History of Abortion 01:14:00
24. Population and the Environment 01:15:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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