AP Human Geography


Explore the patterns and processes that impact the way humans understand, use, and change Earth’s surface. Geographic models, methods, and tools help you examine the effect that human social organization and interconnections have on our world.


Thinking Geographically

  • Maps and Geographic Data
  • Scales of Analysis
  • Regional Analysis
  • Human-Environmental Interaction

Population and Migration Patterns and Processes

  • Population Distribution
  • Consequences of Population Distribution
  • Population Dynamics and Pyramids
  • Theories of Population Growth
  • Population Policies
  • Causes of Migration
  • Forced and Voluntary Migration
  • Effects of Migration

Cultural Patterns and Processes

  • Cultural Landscapes and Patterns
  • Types of Diffusion
  • Causes and Effects of Diffusion
  • Diffusion of Language and Religion

Political Patterns and Processes

  • Forms of Governance
  • Political Power and Territoriality
  • Political Boundaries and Processes
  • Consequences of Centrifugal and Centripetal Forces
  • Defining Devolutionary Factors
  • Internal Boundaries

Agriculture and Rural Land Use Patterns and Processes

  • Agricultural Revolutions
  • Settlement Patterns and Types of Agriculture
  • The Spatial Organization and Global System of Agriculture
  • Agricultural Production Regions
  • Von Thunen Model
  • The Green Revolution and Challenges of Contemporary Agriculture
  • Consequences of Agricultural Practices

Cities and Urban Land Use Patterns and Processes

  • The Origin and Influences of Urbanization
  • The Size and Distribution of Cities
  • The Internal Structure of Cities
  • Urban Infrastructure and Sustainability
  • World Cities and Globalization

Industrial and Economic Development Patterns and Processes

  • The Industrial Revolution
  • Economic Sectors and Patterns
  • Theories and Measures of Development
  • Trade and the World Economy
  • Sustainable Development
  • Women and Economic Development

Fee Details

Progam Advanced Placement
Fee Component  Course Fee
Amount (USD)  $ 608
Description To be paid by the student at the time of Enrollment.

Grade Level

Grade 9, 10, 11, 12




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This course is for students with advanced reading and writing skills. Completion of previous advanced or honors level English/ Language Arts courses with a C or above strongly recommended.

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