Population Urbanization and Social Change
Assignment 5: Population, Urbanization, and Social Change Outcomes Examine urbanization, evolution of various cities, and growth in population in the United States and the world Analyze the history and theories of population growth and demographics Explain the process of social change Examine the effects of growth and technology on social interactions and the environment Assignment Overview For this assignment, you will create a podcast script in which you address various issues associated with population, urbanization, and social change in America. You will inform your audience about public issues associated with your podcast topics. A podcast is a digitally accessible audio file typically recorded in a first-person, narrative format similar to a radio show with a conversational tone. If you are unfamiliar with podcasting, a simple web search will generate a wide variety of samples to review. For this assignment, you will not record a podcast. Rather, you will submit a type-written script representative of what you would say in a podcast of your own according to the assignment guidelines. In this assignment, you will explore population, urbanization, and social change in a written podcast script containing four segments. The podcast script requirements are provided here: Introduction o Begin with an introduction that includes your name and a brief explanation of the content in your podcast Podcast Segment 1: Population and Urbanization o Define urbanization. o Discuss urban sprawl and other common urban problems. o Discuss the origin of cities, their development, and the dynamics of urban development. o Explain the anti-Malthusian perspectives on population growth. o Analyze events in history that have caused changes in society. Podcast Segment 2: Social Change o Discuss the theories of social change. o Describe social change as a process. o Analyze the effects of technology on social interactions. o Analyze the effects of growth and progress on the environment. Summary o Conclude your podcast with a summary of the content.