course
Global Populations

Dec 2006

Gullickson really teaches population theory rather than current population issues. The majority of the class is spent bouncing back and forth between famous demographers' famous theories--I wished we could learn more about what ACTUALLY happened in population instead of what famous men theorized might happen. The workload is light--maybe 60 to 100 pages a night--but there is no textbook, only thesis papers. Thesis papers only give information that is relevant to proving the thesis, so it was difficult to sift through what was actually true. Gullickson was really good at clearly laying out each demographer's hypothesis and theory on population--but he was a superhard grader on the midterm.