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AP Human Geography

AP Human Geography

Section #: 1572 (HUM GEO AP)

Advanced Placement Human Geography is a course based on the content established by the College Board. The purpose of the AP Human Geography course is to introduce 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 human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice. Topics include: (1) Geography: its nature and perspectives, (2) population, (3) cultural patterns and processes, (4) political organization of space, (5) agriculture and rural land use, (6) industrialization and economic development, and (7) cities and urban land use.

A comprehensive description of this course can be found on the College Board AP Central Course Description website here.

Recommended Grade Level: Grades 11 or 12

Recommended /Required Prerequisites: none

Credits: A 1 or 2 semester course, 1 credit per semester

Counts as an Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course