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AP Human Geography

Course Description: AP Human Geography is a year long course designed to give students an in depth understanding of the interaction between impact humans and their environment. This course will examine the human experience at both the macro and micro­geographical level. Units of study include the nature and perspectives on geography, population, migration, cultural patterns, language, religion, ethnicity, political geography, economic development, industrialization, agricultural and rural land use, and urban geography. All students will take the AP Human Geography exam in May. Sufficient achievement on the exam will allow the student to receive college credit.

Course Requirements: Per the AP Economics Course Description created by College Board, instruction will be based on the following requirements. This course will provide C1: a systematic study of human geography including the nature of and perspectives on Geography, population, cultural patterns and processes, political organization of space, agricultural and rural land use, industrialization and economic development, cities and urban land use. C2: instruction on the use of spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human organization of space. C3: instruction on spatial relationships at different scales ranging from the local to the global. C4: instruction on how to use and interpret maps, data sets, and geographic models. GIS, aerial photographs, and satellite images.

Textbook: de Blij, H.J., Alexander B. Murphy, and Erin Fouberg. Human Geography: People, Place and Culture. 8th ed. Hoboken NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2007

Materials: 1’’­2’’ three ring binder with dividers that is reserved specifically for this class, pens, pencils, and notebook paper. A small capacity USB drive is also recommended for technology based projects.

Supplemental Materials:

Kuby, Michael, John Harner, and Patricia Gober. Human Geography in Action. 4th ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2007

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