AP® HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
AP® Human Geography 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 human social organization and its environmental consequences. Students analyze the interplay between geography and humanity while they investigate topics such as population growth and migration; cultural patterns and processes; political organization of space; agriculture; industrialization and economic development; cities and urban land use; and the environmental impact of human actions. They learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice, which help geographers answer such diverse questions as: What do clustering patterns of voting districts in a state tell one about the population? Why do most North Americans practice Christianity? And, what has changed in the last ten years that has caused the oil industry to not be able to keep up with demand? The course includes discussions, collaborative projects, free-response questions and traditional tests and quizzes. Students taking this course are well prepared for the AP® Human Geography Exam in May.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of one year of high school history
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