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AP Human Geography


Grade: 11 or 12

Subject Area/Course Credit: Social Studies, 1 credit

Prerequisite: B or above in History II, or C or above in AP World History, or teacher recommendation

AP Human Geography is a college-level introduction to human geography connecting geographic concepts and processes to real-life scenarios to understand the world we live in today. Using the tools and thinking processes of geographers to understand human population, migration and land use, and how these have impacted the surface of Earth. The content is presented thematically around the discipline’s main subfields: economic geography, cultural geography, political geography, and urban geography. In case studies drawn from all world regions, students explore patterns and trends in data such as maps, tables, charts, graphs, infographics, images, and landscapes and spatial relationships using geographic scales. Students are able to choose to take the AP exam upon completion of the course.