AP Human Geography
AP Human Geography introduces high school students to college-level introductory human geography or cultural geography. 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. Specific topics with which students engage include the following: § problems of economic development and cultural change § consequences of population growth, international migration, industrialization, and other aspects of human life, among many other current issues. The goal for the course is for students to become more geoliterate, more engaged in contemporary global issues, and more informed about multicultural viewpoints. They will develop skills in approaching problems geographically, using maps and geospatial technologies, thinking critically about texts and graphic images, interpreting cultural landscapes, and applying geographic concepts.