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    Macalester College
  Jan 16, 2018
College Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOG 254 - Population 7 Billion: Global Population Issues and Trends

This course challenges students to critically examine global population issues from a local-scale perspective and to understand the local context in which regional and international population patterns emerge. Using the lens of Geography, we will investigate the dynamic interplay between individual, local, regional, national, and international scales and the implications of scale, culture and perspective in dissecting current population issues. We will also use individual countries as case studies to examine population policies. Students will acquire a working knowledge of the data and methods used by population geographers to describe and analyze changes in human populations at sub-national scales, and will implement these skills in an independent research project. Fall semester. (4 Credits)