Week 35 First information
Week 35’s activities and material have been uploaded in the relevant sections. I will explain how and why my course works this way in class.
The Weekly Milestones (in the right hand panel) summarise what you are expected to have done in each week and it’s a good idea to have accessed or downloaded the course material before the classes take place.
Looking forward to seeing you later this week.
About roddyfoxGeography Professor at Rhodes University, South Africa
Course material: Demographic Transition, Age-Sex Pyramids; China’s Demography; India’s Demography; Demographic Futures.
Videos: China-One Child Policy; Sterilising India.
eBook: People and the Planet Chapter 2 (Sections 2.4 and 2.5).
Weblinks: World at 7 Billion; World Migration map; American Migration; Global Refugee Crisis interactive map.
Course material: Economic Growth and Long Wave Cycles; The Last Kondratieff Wave; Material Consumption; Demographic Definitions; Demographic Transition.
Videos: The Story of Stuff; Population Pyramids.
eBook: People and the Planet Chapter 2 (Sections 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3).
Weblinks: Understanding Exponential Growth; Material World; The Water We Eat; 200 Years of Population Growth in Sweden.
Course material: Measures of Development Country Groupings; Antecedents to Modern Economic Growth
Videos (in-class): Nic Marks – Happy Planet Index; Money as Debt; Inside Job (documentary about global financial crisis of 2008); World Population History
Class activities: Venn Diagrams of six development measures
eBook: Read Beyond Economic Growth Chapters 2 and 15
Read the three documents in ‘Preliminaries’. Take the Oxford Practice Grammar online test linked from ‘Improving your English’ document.
Course material: Measures of Development.
Class activity: Ignorance Survey
Video: Hans Rosling 2006: Stats that reshape your world-view
eBook: Read Beyond Economic Growth Chapter 1
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