42301-42302 Human Geography AP

(Credit - 2) (Elective) (Year) (Grade: 10) (Advanced Placement Course) (Grade: Weighted)
The prerequisite to taking enrichment courses is the following:  1)  The student has a cumulative G.P.A of 3.00 or above, or 2)  The student has a 3.00 G.P.A. or above in previous related course work.  Exceptions to this prerequisite can be made via a written application process.  Applications can be obtained at the guidance office. 
An AP Human Geography course will introduce students to the patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use and alteration of the Earth’s surface.  Students will examine human social organization and its environmental consequences.  They will also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice.
On successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
            • Use and think about maps and spatial data
            • Understand and interpret the implications of associations among phenomena in places
            • Recognize and interpret at different scales the relationships among patterns and processes
            • Define regions and evaluate the regionalization process
            • Characterize and analyze changing interconnections among places
            • Identify and explain the impact of globalization on various cultures and countries throughout the world Major Topics
            • Geography:  It’s Nature and Perspectives
            • Population
            • Cultural Patterns and Processes
            • Political Organization of Space
            • Agricultural, Rural, Cities, and Urban Land Use
            • Industrialization and Development