The curriculum for this two-semester course consists of topics drawn from seven interrelated units of study outlined in the AP Human Geography Course Description booklet published by the College Board. The purpose of the course is to utilize geographic processes to systematically study and understand the following concepts:
1. Geography: Its Nature and Perspectives
3. Cultural Patterns and Processes
4. Political Organization of Space
5. Agriculture and Rural Land Use
6. Industrialization and Economic Development
7. Cities and Urban Land Use
The World Cultures program examines major cultures of the world from several viewpoints: history, geography, government, economy, religion, customs, and current trends.
This course serves as an introduction to the US national government. It is taught with the conviction that students want to know not only who governs but also what difference it makes who governs. As citizens we all deal with the consequences of federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
This course is designed to enable students to develop a critical perspective towards governments and politics in the United States. Students will examine general political concepts as well as specific case studies. It is important that every student in this class try to stay abreast of recent political events in order to be able to intelligently and logically discuss current events in the context of what we are learning in class.
This course is yearlong, and culminates with the AP US Government exam that is given in May of each year.