This 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 socio economic organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their research and applications. The curriculum reflects the goals of the National Geography Standards (2012).
College Course Equivalent
The AP Human Geography course is equivalent to an introductory college-level course in human geography.
There are no prerequisites for AP Human Geography. Students should be able to read college level texts and write grammatically correct, complete sentences.