AP Human Geography Course Description
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 learn to employ spatial concepts
and landscape analysis to examine human
socioeconomic organization and its environmental consequences. Students also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their research and applications. This course is designed to represent an introductory one-semester human geography college course. Students who successfully complete this course and the AP Human Geography examination may
receive college credit and/or higher placement in college.