Part I: Answer one and ONLY ONE of the four choices below. Please
clearly indicate your choice (number it).
1. What is involved in the calculation of population growth rate? What is
the formula? Explain the elements in detail. What is the age structure of a
population and what does it allow us to do? What geometric shapes most resemble the age structure of developed countries vs. developing
countries? What kinds of predictions can I make by just looking at these
geometric shapes? Explain in detail. Use Bell et al. and lecture slides for
2. What is involved in the calculation of population growth rate? What is
the formula? Explain the elements in detail. What did Professor Barbosa
ve to say about the links between industrialization, urbanization, changes
in the family, and fertility? What did he mean by the family as a unit of
production vs a unit of consumption? What are some of the problems with
cities in the de
veloping world? Please use lecture slides for citations.
Please use lectures and Bell et al. for citations.
3. Explain how Malthus and Bolserup see the relationship between food
production and population. Explain each theory in detail. Did these
scholars see the future of society the same way? Explain the inequality
critique of Malthusianism (in Bell et al. 187) and cite one example from the
book about this (Bell et al. pp. 187-204). I expect to see speci
from lectures and from Bell et al.
4. In this course, we ha
ve divided the history of the environmental
vement into three phases or wa
ves (see recorded lecture placed under
Unit V). What are the main differences among these three phases or
ovide a summary using the recorded lecture and Suzanne
Staggenborg’s Ch. 7 (iLearn) for citations. What is the difference between radicalization and institutionalization? Why would Staggenborg state that
institutionalization represents the death of environmentalism? I expect t
see citations from lecture slides and the article. Part II: You must answer the question below (NO CHOICE):
5. You should begin your answer by explaining the difference between fertility and fecundity. Then, explain in detail each stage of the
demographic transition graph below. What are the main factors leading t
the changes from one stage to the next (causes), for example, issues
affecting birth and death rates? What do scholars mean by “de
is the best contraceptive?” Is there any evidence for that? Explain in detail.
Why do some environmentalists argue population decline helps the
environment but then add there is also the problem of consumption? How
does consumption complicate the issue of achieving environmental
sustainability? Please see slides containing statistics on the consumer
class and use them to substantiate your answer