Prerequisite: DC approval or teacher recommendation

Grade Level: 9 -12
Semesters: 2
Credits: 1

This course is designed for students reading above grade level and who have demonstrated high levels of academic achievement in junior high/middle school. The purpose of the AP course in Human Geography is to introduce 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 human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice.