Course Begins: Fall Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography is a two-semester course that is designed as an introductory college geography class. This course aims to introduce students to the basic concepts of human geography and to provide a geographic framework for the analysis of current world problems by the use of case studies. The course strives to introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have helped shape human understanding, as well as the use and alteration of the Earth’s surface. The course develops the ability to ask geographic questions, to acquire, organize and analyze geographic information, and finally, answer geographic questions. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to analyze human social organization and its environmental consequences. Successful completion of this course will prepare the student to succeed when taking the Advanced Placement Human Geography exam. Taking the exam is not required for the course, but it is recommended. Students who choose to take the exam are responsible for paying their own exam fees.