University High School - AP Human Geography
I N T R O D U C T I O N
The Advanced Placement Program offers a course and exam in Human Geography to qualified students who wish to complete studies in secondary school equivalent to an introductory college course in human geography . The exam presumes at least one semester of college-level preparation, as is described in this book .
T H E C O U R S E
An introductory college course in human geography is generally one semester in length, with some variation among colleges . An AP Human Geography course need not follow any specific college course curriculum but is taught as a yearlong course in most high schools . The aim of the AP course is to provide students with a learning experience equivalent to that obtained in most college-level introductory human geography courses.
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 . They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their research and applications
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