AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
What is AP Human Geography?
This college-level course introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth's surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analyses to analyze human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice. The Advanced Placement course in geography gives high-ability students the opportunity to earn college credit in geography while still in high school. More importantly, the content of an AP Geography course helps students develop critical thinking skills through the understanding, application and analysis of the fundamental concepts of geography. Students will meet the five college-level goals as determined by the National Geographic Standards. They also learn the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice.
The AP Exam
The exam is made up of two parts, each worth 50% of the final score. Each section is timed: the first section lasts 60 minutes, and the second section lasts 75 minutes. The first part of the exam consists of 75 multiple-choice questions. The second part has three free response questions, each of which has multiple parts.