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AP Human Geography

Course Description

AP Human Geography is designed for the strongly motivated, academically accelerated student. The course is modeled around a conceptual approach to Geography in that students study the political, economic, and cultural characteristics of man and his environment. The five themes of Geography–Location, Place, Human-Environment Interaction, Region and Movement form a lens through which the following concepts are studied:

  • The interrelations of humans and their environment
  • Patterns of location of human activities
  • Patterns of human variations: regional, national, and global
  • Problems of human welfare, such as urbanization, hunger, pollution, disease, population, poverty, aging, resource depletion, industrialization and global interdependence.

*This class is not required for graduation.