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MCDB 150: Global Problems of Population Growth (Spring 2009, Open Yale Courses).

Taught by Professor Robert Wyman, this survey course introduces students to the important and basic material on human fertility, population growth, the demographic transition and population policy. Topics include: 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. (from oyc.yale.edu)

Course Curriculum

  • Lecture 01 – Evolution of Sex and Reproductive Strategies Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – Sex and Violence Among the Apes Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – From Ape to Human Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – When Humans Were Scarce Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – Why Is Africa Different? Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – Malthusian Times Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – Demographic Transition in Europe; Mortality Decline Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – Demographic Transition in Europe; Fertility Decline Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – Demographic Transition in Europe Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – Quantitative Aspects Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – Low Fertility in Developed Countries Unlimited
  • Lecture 12 – Human and Environmental Impacts Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – Fertility Attitudes and Practices Unlimited
  • Lecture 14 – Demographic Transition in Developing Countries Unlimited
  • Lecture 15 – Female Disadvantage Unlimited
  • Lecture 16 – Population in Traditional China Unlimited
  • Lecture 17 – Population in Modern China Unlimited
  • Lecture 18 – Economic Impact of Population Growth Unlimited
  • Lecture 19 – Economic Motivations for Fertility Unlimited
  • Lecture 20 – Teen Sexuality and Teen Pregnancy Unlimited
  • Lecture 21 – Global Demography of Abortion Unlimited
  • Lecture 22 – Media and the Fertility Transition in Developing Countries Unlimited
  • Lecture 23 – Biology and History of Abortion Unlimited
  • Lecture 24 – Population and the Environment Unlimited

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