- 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 analyzes with studies of individual humans and communities. The perspective is global with both developed and developing countries included.
Access this course yourself, free: The course, taught on campus twice per week for 75 minutes, was recorded for Open Yale Courses in Spring 2009. To access it please visit http://oyc.yale.edu/molecular-cellular-and-developmental-biology/global-problems-of-population-growth/