AP Human Geography

2 Semesters / 1 Credit

Recommendations: Minimum PSAT content test score of 26+ on verbal sections. ITBS reading score of 80 or higher. Students need to have taken World History in Middle School.

 AP Human Geography presents students with the curricular equivalent of an introductory college-level course in human geography or cultural geography. Content is presented thematically rather than regionally and is organized around the discipline’s main subfields: economic geography, cultural geography, political geography, and urban geography. The approach is spatial and problem oriented. Case studies are drawn from all world regions, with an emphasis on understanding the world in which we live today. Historical information serves to enrich analysis of the impacts of phenomena such as globalization, colonialism, and human-environment relationships on places, regions, cultural landscapes, and patterns of interaction.

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