Instructor / Ph.D. Candidate
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- Instructor / Ph.D. Candidate
- Environmental Sociology, Sustainable Development, Race and Ethnicity
- Ph.D. Candidate
SOC 320 Population, Natural Resourecs and The Environment
John Weeks argues, ..nearly everything is connected to demography (2009; 5). While he qualifies this statement by saying that it may sound, presumptuous, even preposterous (Ibid.) it is certainly easy to see his argument when focused on environmental issues and human population growth. In order to better understand the interplay of human population and natural resource use, this course introduces the tools and insights of demographic science and then places those insights in the historical context of world population change. Following this introduction the course explores the implications of the population growth on various natural resources and closes with a case study of an attempt to curb population growth in Cite Soleil, Haiti – in order to better understand the complexities of developing policy initiatives that address human population growth.