Pacific Population and Urban Issues

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Pacific Population and Urban Issues

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Development Studies, Pacific Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course will be concerned with the relationships between population and development, and their integration in development planning. In the first part of the course, relationships between population and development will be viewed from a historical point of view. Different models or theoretical approaches to population and development relationships will be considered. The second part of the course will explore current themes on population growth and development interactions. Major emphasis will be given to understanding population growth and its implications for economic growth, social development, migration and development, reproductive health and environment. Gender issues will be addressed in relation to current themes in population and development. The integration of population variables in development planning and policy making and programmes in the Pacific will be discussed. Throughout the course the emphasis will be placed on population and development issues in the South Pacific.

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