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DC AP® Human Geography

  • Name:

    DC AP® Human Geography (GEOG500dc)

  • Department:

    Social Studies

  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    A grade of an 85% or higher in the subject area course taken the previous year

DC AP® Human Geography


(Credit for this course can be applied to the 1.0 credit graduation requirement for world studies.)

In this course students will learn how to use and interpret maps, data sets, and geographic models (GIS, aerial photographs, and satellite images). Students will investigate spatial relationships at different scales ranging from the local to the global. Students will apply knowledge to the use of spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human organization of space. Students will analyze the relationships between the Nature of and Perspectives on Geography, Population, Cultural Patterns and Processes, Political Organization of Space, Agricultural and Rural Land Use, Industrialization and Economic Development, and Cities and Urban Land Use.

Special Notes:

The dual credit honors track includes a deeper focus on critical thinking and analytical skills by providing students with more challenging problems and assignments comparable to what they would see at the university level. These elements will also prepare students to be successful in future upper-level and AP® courses.

The Dual Credit fee for CCU is included in the fee for this course.


Explore how humans have understood, used, and changed the surface of the Earth. As students study AP® Human Geography, they will learn about the variety of tools and methods geographers use in their study of places. Students will get to study current events and study trends that are happening today. AP® Human Geography allows students to become critical thinkers. Students will learn a variety of skills in the course such as connecting geographic concepts and processes to real-life scenarios, to understanding spatial relationships using geographic scales. Students will find that AP® Human Geography is an amazing way to learn about humans and how they interact with the world around them.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

This class is perfect for discussions because of how well the diversity of the class matched with the content of the class.


“I loved the discussions. They really incorporated technology and allowed me to interact with people from around the world, which really enforced APHG. The projects were also very informative and aided me in understanding the course.”

NSA Student

We covered a lot of material on a huge range of topics. I found I could apply almost all of them to the world around me.