AP® Human Geography

Course Overview:

In this AP® Human Geography online course, students will explore a wide range of topics related to the study of our planet’s physical and human landscapes. This course follows the course of the study set forth by the College Board for the study of human geography.

AP® Human Geography is organized into seven units of study, with three units in the first semester, and four units in the second semester. Throughout the entire course, students are directed to analyze and contextualize course content using the five themes of geography: Location, Place, Human/Environment Interactions, Movement, and Regions.

Semester A

In Semester A, students will begin with an introduction to geography and geographical perspectives, covering landforms, climate zones, and regional characteristics across the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Australasia. They will also delve into population demographics, migration patterns, and cultural developments, including language, food, religion, folklore, and cultural conflicts. 

Semester B

In Semester B, the course continues with a focus on the political organization of space, agriculture, and rural land usage, exploring concepts of nation-states, borders, political economy, and agricultural practices. Students will also delve into industrialization, economic development theories, and urbanization, examining the evolution of cities, urban planning models, and contemporary urban challenges. Throughout the course, students will gain a deep understanding of the diverse and interconnected aspects of geography and its impact on societies and the world at large.

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