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AP Human Geography 2015/2016

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 employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice. Units of study include population, migration, culture, language, religion, ethnicity, political geography, economic development, industry, agriculture, and urban geography.

         As it is equivalent to a semester-long college introductory geography class, students in AP Human Geography not only engage in rigorous academic study but also sharpen their reading, writing, and analytical skills. Therefore, daily reading and class participation are essential for student success. Students are also expected to be aware of what happens in the world by keeping up with national and global news.


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