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 socioeconomic 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 (2012).
The AP Human Geography course is organized around seven major topics: Geography: Its Nature and Perspectives, Population and Migration, Political Organization of Space, Agriculture, Food Production, and Rural Land Use, Industrialization and Economic Development, Cities and Urban Land Use