AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

Course ID: 654123
 
Open to grades: 10 - 12
 
UC/CSU eligibility: This course is pending “A” History/Social Science credit
 
Prerequisites: None
 
Designed for the university-bound student, this class will introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth's surface. The course teaches students to interpret maps, analyze geospatial data, define regions, understand changing interconnections among places, interpret relationships among patterns and processes, and explain the implications of networks and associations, such as political formations, cultural values and economic constraints. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. There will be an emphasis on current events, reading and writing skills and technology will be utilized to explore human interaction and its relationship with the earth. This course follows the College Board's AP Human Geography framework. Students are expected to sign up for and take the AP exam in May. This course satisfies the RJUHSD World Studies graduation requirement.