AP Human Geography

introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface.The purpose of the AP Human Geography course is to introduce 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. On successful completion of the course, students should have developed skills that enable them to:

  • Interpret maps and analyze geospatial data
  • Understand and explain the implications of associations and networks among phenomena in places.
  • Recognize and interpret the relationships among patterns and processes at different scales of analysis.
  • Define regions and evaluate the regionalization process.
  • Characterize and analyze changing interconnections among places.

 

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