AP Human Geography is a college level course offered to high school students. This course introduces students to the discipline of human geography, including physical, cultural, political and economic geography.
Course objectives (content and skills)
- learn and understand the content and skills necessary to pass the AP Human Geography exam in May.
- be more geoliterate, more engaged in contemporary global issues, and more multicultural in their viewpoints.
- develop skills in approaching problems geographically, using maps and geospatial technologies, thinking critically about texts and graphic images, interpreting cultural landscapes, and applying geographic concepts.
- see geography as a discipline relevant to the world in which we live; as a source for identifying, clarifying, and solving problems at various scales and in building global citizenship & environmental stewardship.
- be able to interpret maps and analyze geospatial data.
- understand the associations and networks among phenomena in particular places and explain their implications.
- recognize and interpret the relationships among patterns and processes at different scales of analysis.
- define regions and evaluate the regionalization process.
Source: AP Human Geography Course Description, 2015