Grade 9-12. Year-long. Weighted grade.
This year-long college level course focuses on the impact human populations have on the planet. Units of study include the cultural patterns of religion, ethnicity, and gender; the population patterns of migration, growth, and settlement; and the historical global patterns of economic development, agriculture, and urbanization. Students will develop the ability to think geographically and apply the skills and tools of a geographer to analyze the world. Field studies to local areas are used as learning opportunities. This course is designed to represent an introductory one-semester human geography college course. Summer work may be offered to help students successfully prepare for the rigorous and extensive coursework that will be expected throughout the school year. This course satisfies the freshman Social Studies graduation requirement. Students who successfully complete this course and the AP Human Geography examination may receive college credit and/or higher placement in college.