Performance Assessment: Population, Urbanization, and the Environment

Describe the nature and growth of population and the resultant impacts on the environment.

Write a 500- to 600-words (minimum) paper thoroughly discussing each of the following:

  • Describe demographic measurements of fertility and mortality rates, distinguish differences among migrants, read population graphs, and describe demographic theories, suburbs, exurbs, and concentric zones
  • Define and describe a variety of demographic theories such as Malthusian, cornucopian, zero population growth, and demographic transition theories
  • Describe the growth of cities and the process of urbanization in the U.S. and globally
  • Discuss urbanization from various sociological perspectives
  • Describe and discuss the impact of climate change and pollution on the environment and society climate change and its importance and the concept of carrying capacity, and the challenges presented by pollution, garbage, e-waste, and toxic hazards and provide real-world instances of environmental racism

Basic Requirements (assignment criteria):

  • Assignment has been proofread and does not contain any major spelling or grammatical errors.
  • A minimum of 500- to 600-words in length, double spaced, 1 inch margins.
  • Resources are cited in APA format in a reference list and using parenthetical citations (if you need help with this, review course resources).
  • Relevant terms and concepts are used and defined.
Population, Urbanization, and the Environment—Performance Assessment
Criteria Ratings Pts
Describe demographic measurements of fertility and mortality rates, distinguish differences among migrants, read population graphs, and describe demographic theories, suburbs, exurbs, and concentric zones
Descriptions and distinctions are accurate and well-explained

20.0 pts

Descriptions and distinctions are accurate but could use greater elaboration

18.0 pts

Descriptions and distinctions are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Define and describe a variety of demographic theories such as Malthusian, cornucopian, zero population growth, and demographic transition theories
Definitions and distinctions are accurate and well-explained

20.0 pts

Descriptions and distinctions are accurate but could use greater elaboration

18.0 pts

Descriptions and distinctions are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Describe the growth of cities and the process of urbanization in the U.S. and globally
Descriptions are accurate and well-explained

20.0 pts

Descriptions are accurate but could use greater elaboration

18.0 pts

Descriptions are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Discuss urbanization from various sociological perspectives presented
Discussions of the theoretical perspectives on urbanization are accurate and well-explained

20.0 pts

Discussions of the theoretical perspectives on urbanization are accurate but could use greater elaboration

18.0 pts

Discussions of the theoretical perspectives on urbanization are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Describe and discuss the impact of climate change and pollution on the environment and society climate change and its importance and the concept of carrying capacity, and the challenges presented by pollution, garbage, e-waste, and toxic hazards and provide real-world instances of environmental racism
Descriptions and discussions are accurate and well-explained

20.0 pts

Descriptions and discussions are accurate but could use greater elaboration

18.0 pts

Descriptions and discussions are accurate but are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Total Points: 100.0