A.P. Human Geography
The AP Human Geography course is equivalent to an introductory college-level course in human geography. The course introduces 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 socioeconomic organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their research and applications.
The summer assignment is to provide students with an ample background in the following geography concepts to be successful in this course:
Distance and direction, Locating places on a grid, Latitude and longitude, Locating continents and oceans, Understanding map symbols and legends, Reading road maps, Earth/sun relationships, Understanding time zones, Different types of maps, Comparing map projections, Mental mapping, GPS and GIS, Landforms and bodies of water, Reading elevation maps, Reading contour maps, Reading climographs, and Physical, political, and cultural regions.