Learning Objectives

15.1 Define environmental sociology
15.2 Illustrate the pattern of the world’s population growth over time
15.3 Give examples of institutional influences on fertility, mortality, and migration
15.4 Describe individual decisions that affect population patterns
15.5 Discuss national and global urbanization trends
15.6 Explain why moving from rural to urban settings can lead to anomie
15.7 Explain three major environmental problems facing urban areas in the Global South
15.8 Describe how climate change is a social issue