AP Human Geography
In Human Geography Studies,students examine people, places, and environments at local, regional, national,and international scales from the spatial and ecological perspectives ofgeography. Students describe the influence of geography on events of the pastand present. A significant portion of the course centers around the physicalprocesses that shape patterns in the physical environment; the characteristicsof major land forms, climates, and ecosystems and their interrelationships; thepolitical, economic, and social processes that shape cultural patterns ofregions; types and patterns of settlement; the distribution and movement ofworld population; relationships among people, places, and environments; and theconcept of region. Students analyze how location affects economic activities indifferent economic systems throughout the world. Students identify theprocesses that influence political divisions of the planet and analyze howdifferent points of view affect the development of public policies. Studentscompare how components of culture shape the characteristics of regions andanalyze the impact of technology and human modifications on the physicalenvironment. Students use problem-solving and decision-making skills to ask andanswer geographic questions.
Tutorials are available in RM 533 on Monday through Friday mornings. They are also available Monday and Thursday after school from 3:50 to 5:00.