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AP Human Geography

Course Description

The AP Human Geography course introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface. Students learn to employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human socioeconomic organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their research and applications.

Grade Level(s): 11th-12th grades

Curricula for Advanced Placement (AP) courses are created by the American College Board, which offers high level coursework and exams to high school students.  Colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on examinations.  Curriculum for each subject area is created by a panel of experts and college-level educators in that field of study.  An overview of the AP Human Geography course can be found HERE.  The Course & Exam Description (CED) can be found HERE.  

Course-Level Scope & Sequence (Units &/or Skills)

  • Unit 1: Thinking Geographically
  • Unit 2: Population and Migration Patterns and Processes
  • Unit 3: Cultural Patterns and Processes
  • Unit 4: Political Patterns and Processes
  • Unit 5: Agriculture and Rural Land-Use Patterns and Processes
  • Unit 6: Cities and Urban Land-Use Patterns and Processes
  • Unit 7: Industrial and Economic Development Patterns and Processes

Date Last Revised/Approved: 2020