AP Human Geography

Two Terms           Grade 9           Required


(This course is for recommended students and will be taken instead of 9th grade Geography.)

Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography is an introduction to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface. In this course students will focus on the distribution, processes, and effects of human populations on the planet. Units of study include population, migration, culture, language, religion, ethnicity, political geography, economic development, industry, agriculture, and urban geography. Emphasis is placed on geographic models and their applications. Case studies from around the globe are compared to the situation in both the United States and local areas.