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SS680 AP Human Geography

Course: SS680 AP Human Geography

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

Subject Area: Social Studies

Type: Accelerated, Advanced Placement, Articulated Credits

Credits: 1

Course Information:

This is a year-long course that requires selection of both S1 and S2. The purpose of AP 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 learn to employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine the human socioeconomic organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their research and applications. Students signing up for an Advanced Placement course will be expected to take the exam in May.

Outcomes:

  • To introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface
  • To learn about and employ the methods of geographers, especially including observation, mapmaking, data gathering, and reporting, and technical writing
  • To employ spatial concepts, geographic vocabulary, and landscape interpretation to a variety of locations and situations around the globe and in local areas
  • To develop a geographic perspective with which to view the landscape and understand current events
  • Students will be tested throughout the year via multiple-choice, Short-Answer Questions, Long Essays, and Document-Based Question essays to prepare them for the A.P. test in May.-All AP Human Geography

Corequisites:

If you take this course, you must also take SS680-S2 – AP Human Geography S2