What Is the AP Human Geography Course Description?


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According to the AP Human Geography course description of fall 2013, the course introduces "students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of the Earth's surface."

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The course teaches students to interpret maps, analyze geospatial data, define regions, analyze regionalization processes, understand changing interconnections among places, interpret relationships among patterns and processes, and explain the implications of networks and associations, such as political formations, cultural values and economic constraints.

The course prepares high school students for the Advanced Placement Human Geography exam offered every year in May by the College Board.

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