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AP Human Geography

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY AP/HONORS 2115 – Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 – Year – 1.0 AP

AP Human Geography introduces high school students to college-level introductory human geography or cultural geography. The content is presented thematically rather than regionally and is organized around the discipline’s main subfields: economic geography, cultural geography, political geography, and urban geography. Culture is firmly embedded into each chapter of the class. Students will learn why people move from place to place, analyze different religions that are practiced throughout the world, discover how food is made and consumed throughout the planet, and explore how, why, and where homes are constructed on our diverse planet. The approach is spatial and problem-oriented. Case studies are drawn from all world regions, with an emphasis on understanding the world in which we live today. This will better prepare students to become productive citizens in a growing and complex society. Historical information serves to enrich the analysis of the impacts of phenomena such as globalization, colonialism, and human–environment relationships on places, regions, cultural landscapes, and patterns of interaction.

Prerequisite: Admission to the AP program is based on the AP enrollment procedures and a grade of 87% or above in a previous department subject. Any student interested in this course should complete the AP Course Request Sheet located in the Guidance Office and bring it with them when they meet with their counselor for scheduling