GEOG 430: Population Geography


Urban Economic Systems


3 semester hours in geography or sociology, or consent of department.

Course Description

Population Geography focuses on the geographic variation of population processes and their interaction with the environment, technology, and resources. Topics include population trends, fertility, mortality, migration and urbanization. Discussion of both conceptual and empirical approaches focusing on national and international population and public policy issues.

Course Objectives

  • Develop a geographic perspective on population processes and distributions.
  • Demonstrate facility with research methods, tools, and data used in the geographic study of population.
  • List important global data sources used in the study of population.
  • Describe and explain current and past national and global population policies and issues.

Course Format

Lecture format with course support in BlackBoard. Evaluation methods include online quizzes, assignments, one writing project, and a final exam.