AP Human Geography
AP World Geography: (9415A-semester 1, 9415B-semester 2)
The AP Human Geography course introduces 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 human socioeconomic organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their research and applications.
AP Human Geography presents high school students with the curricular equivalent of an introductory college-level course in human geography or cultural geography. Content is presented thematically rather than regionally and is organized around the discipline’s main subfields: economic geography, cultural geography, political geography, and urban geography. The approach is spatial and problem oriented. Case studies are drawn from all world regions, with an emphasis on understanding the world in which we live today. Historical information serves to enrich analysis of the impacts of phenomena such as globalization, colonialism, and human– environment relationships on places, regions, cultural landscapes, and patterns of interaction.
Review the course descriptions for the AP Geography class. This is available on ELA’s webpage and in the description above. A separate application is required for each honors class you intend to take. Complete the student’s portion of this form (hard copy) and then submit to the appropriate teacher, and fill out this form online. Applying for an honors class does not guarantee you will be scheduled in that class. ELA reserves the right to determine the best placement for each student’s success.
If there are more students than spots to fill, then we reserve the right to take the top 30 students based off of the criteria below. For this subject, please provide the following:
Last quarter’s grade: *grades should be a B (80%) or higher demonstrating ability to handle advanced course work.
Latest SRI Score: *we recommend that students be able to read above a 1300 Lexile level
I have read the course description for the class. I am indicating that I agree to complete the work required for this advanced class to the best of my ability.
Parent should answer this question: I indicate that I support my student’s interest in requesting AP classes for next year and understand additional fees may be charged to help cover materials for labs and activities. I also understand that my student will be expected to handle a more challenging workload and I believe him/her to be capable of such.
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