Teacher: Paula Horne
THIS COURSE REQUIRES A MINIMUM OF 6 STUDENTS!
AP Human Geography introduces high school students to college-level introductory human geography or cultural geography. The 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. Students enrolled in this course will also be enrolled in World Geography and AP Environmental Science and will receive 2 AP credits for the year.
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 such as scale, region, diffusion, interdependence, and spatial interaction, among others. Students will see geography as a discipline relevant to the world in which they live; as a source of ideas for identifying, clarifying, and solving problems at various
scales; and as a key component of building global citizenship and environmental stewardship
$80 per month - 9 months
- Materials Fee**
$75 for the year (non-refundable) due at Registration
- This AP class is a one-year course which extends the World Geography course and partners with the APES course to give students 2 AP credits.
- The class (a combination of World Geography, APHUG, and APES) will meet for three hours once a week and a supplemental meeting on a second day for labs, field trips and other activities.
- Students are expected to complete summer assignments which will be due the first week of classes.
- Each student will be required to keep a well-organized notebook
- This class can be used as one (1) high school World Studies credit of high rigor as well as (1) high school Science credit of high rigor.
- There are no prerequisites for AP Human Geography. Students should be able to read college-level texts and write grammatically correct, complete sentences.
** In addition to course costs, AN ADMINISTRATIVE FEE is due FOR EACH STUDENT on the first day of EACH SEMESTER. See COSTS PAGE for further information.