• The AP Human Geography course is equivalent to an introductory college-level course in human geography. The course introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine the socio-economic organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their research and applications. The curriculum reflects the goals of the National Geography Standards. All students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses are required to take the Advanced Placement Examinations in May (see Policy 2429 & Program of Studies page 5).


    1. Geography: Its Nature and Perspectives- September

    2. Population and Migration- 4 weeks in October and 1 week in November

    3. Cities and Urban Land Use- 3 weeks in November

    4. Agricultural and Rural Land Use- 4 weeks in December 

    5. Industrialization and Economic Development- 3 weeks in January and 2 weeks in February

    6.  Cultural Patterns and Processes - 2 weeks in February and 4 weeks in March
    7. Political Organization of Space- 3 weeks in April

    8. Review 1 week in April