The AP Human Geography course is equivalent to an introductory college-level course in human geography. The course introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine socioeconomic organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their research and applications.
The AP Human Geography course is organized around seven major topics, one of which will be examined during each day of the class.
Geography: Its Nature and Perspectives
Population and Migration
Cultural Patterns and Processes
Political Organization of Space
Agriculture, Food Production, and Rural Land Use
Industrialization and Economic Development
Cities and Urban Land Use
This course will utilize the Barron's AP Human Geography book to aid the student in becoming familiar with each topic area. Furthermore, media reports of current events will be utilized to emphasis the practical application of the theoretical knowledge that students gain from this course.