Not only is the overall world population growing, the composition of the earth's population is constantly changing. These changes exert powerful influences on society, impacting the well-being of people in many ways. For example, population growth and population change influence economic development, the natural environment, health care, and other important social phenomenon. This creates a need for studying and understanding population dynamics. This course is devoted to the study of demographic processes, their causes, and their consequences. We will review population trends across time and across cultures, learn how to empirically measure changes in the population, and discuss how these trends impact society, policy, and culture.
This noncredit class meets with a regular University of Utah credit course.
Class Sections For Population and Society (SOC 365)
Fall 2020 Section 70, Starting on: 10/14/2020
This is a split attendance class, where students will be assigned to attend one or more of the times listed in the schedule. Students will receive additional content through technology. This class meets at the Sandy Campus at 10011 Centennial Parkway, Suite 100, Sandy. For directions call 801.587.2520 or visit https://sandy.utah.edu