Unit 1: Population theories
An overview of the concepts of demography and population studies
World population distribution, Population Trends, Structures and Characteristics
Demographic Theories and Perspectives
The Demographic Transition and population structure change
Malthusian and anti-Malthusian perspectives on the basic relationships linking population growth and economic growth.
Unit 2: Population growth and development
Socioeconomic, and environmental related issues from population growth: Environment, economy, employment, health Inequality, Food, Income
Gender equality, and women’s status in the context of population and Development
Population structure change and Demographic dividend
Unit 3: Population policies
Overview of economic, social, and political implications of rapid population growth.
Population Policies in developing countries including reproductive health
Population policies in developed countries
Analyze and evaluation of family planning and Reproductive Health policies and programs in Africa and Rwanda
Country specific cases studies.