Importance of this Unit to the Course
Increase in global human population is the root cause of recent changes in atmospheric chemistry and land use that we have discussed in previous units. Estimates of future changes in these environmental conditions depends on projections of future global human populations as described in this unit.
Preparation for Discussion (You must complete this section before class.)
Discussion (online /
face-to-face) (See your portfolio for due dates and times)
A major component of the course is participation in the online dialog. The following types of comments are required:
Look at the number on your ISU card. If every possible number were used by an ISU student, what would be the population of the student body? (See Essay on Being Unique.)