AP Human Geography (Sem 2) (Spring 2022)

Course Description:

This is the second semester of a two semester course sequence. AP Human Geography introduces high school students to college-level introductory human geography or cultural geography. The 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. Students also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their research and applications. The curriculum reflects the goals of the National Geography Standards (2012). There are no prerequisites for AP Human Geography; however, students should be able to read college level texts and write grammatically correct, complete sentences.  The AP Human Geography Course and Exam Description from the College Board includes a content outline in the form of Unit Guides which is structured around, from most general to most specific, big ideas, enduring understandings, learning objectives, and essential knowledge pieces as per Understanding by Design® pedagogy. This leads to a thematic orientation of the course.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): AP Human Geography (Sem 2) (Spring 2022)
Course Title (NCES SCED) : AP Human Geography
Course Provider : Michigan Virtual
Content Provided By : Florida Virtual School
Online Instructor Provided By : Michigan Virtual
Standards Addressed : National Collegiate Athletic Association, CollegeBoard
Alignment Document : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yUQ_cUvDpJVPB8nuTXAGjNQ0COOD_lEe/view?usp=sharing
Academic Terms : Semester
NCES SCED Code :
Subject Area : Social Sciences and History
Course Identifier : AP Human Geography
Course Level : High School (Secondary)
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 2 of 2

How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website : https://slp.michiganvirtual.org/
Email : [email protected]
Phone : 888) 889-2840

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Additional Course Information:

Additional Cost Description:

None. The course contains all required content and materials to prepare for the AP subject area exam. If you are interested in supplemental texts, the following are appropriate college-level resources that support the College Board Course and Exam Description for AP Human Geography:

  • Rubenstein, James M. The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
  • Bjelland, Mark, Daniel R. Montello, Jerome Fellman, Arthur Getis, and Judith Getis. Human Geography: Landscapes of Human Activities. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to... 

  • Analyze geographic theories, approaches, concepts, processes, or models in theoretical and applied contexts
  • Analyze geographic patterns, relationships, and outcomes in applied contexts
  • Analyze and interpret quantitative geographic data represented in maps, tables, charts, graphs, satellite images, and infographics
  • Analyze and interpret qualitative geographic information represented in maps, images (e.g., satellite, photographs, cartoons), and landscapes
  • Analyze geographic theories, approaches, concepts, processes, and models across geographic scales to explain spatial relationships
  • Demonstrate geoliteracy and engagement with contemporary global issues, informed by awareness of multicultural viewpoints

NSQ National Standards for Quality Online Courses

Rating Comments
A1. A course overview and syllabus are included in the online course Pilot: Review Pending
A2. Minimum computer skills and digital literacy skills expected of the learner are clearly stated.* Pilot: Review Pending
A3. The instructor’s biographical information and information on how to communicate with the instructor are provided to learners and other stakeholders. Pilot: Review Pending
A4. Learner expectations and policies are clearly stated and readily accessible within the introductory material of the course. Pilot: Review Pending
A5. Minimum technology requirements for the course are clearly stated, and information on how to obtain the technologies is provided.* Pilot: Review Pending
A6. Grading policies and practices are clearly defined in accordance with course content learning expectations. Pilot: Review Pending
A7. The online course provides a clear description or link to the technical support offered and how to obtain it.* Pilot: Review Pending
A8. Learners are offered an orientation prior to the start of the online course. Pilot: Review Pending
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B1. The online course objectives or competencies are measurable and clearly state what the learner will be able to demonstrate as a result of successfully completing the course.* Pilot: Review Pending
B2. The online course expectations are consistent with course-level objectives or competencies, are representative of the structure of the course, and are clearly stated. Pilot: Review Pending
B3. The online course content is aligned with accepted state and/or other accepted content standards, where applicable.* Pilot: Review Pending
B4. Digital literacy and communication skills are incorporated and taught as an integral part of the curriculum.* Pilot: Review Pending
B5. Supplemental learning resources and related instructional materials are available to support and enrich learning and are aligned to the specific content being delivered.* Pilot: Review Pending
B6. The online course content and supporting materials reflect a culturally diverse perspective that is free of bias.* Pilot: Review Pending
B7. The online course materials (e.g., textbooks, primary source documents, OER) that support course content standards are accurate and current. Pilot: Review Pending
B8. The online course is free of adult content and avoids unnecessary advertisements.* Pilot: Review Pending
B9. Copyright and licensing status for any third-party content is appropriately cited and easily found. Pilot: Review Pending
B10. Documentation and other support materials are available to support effective online course facilitation.* Pilot: Review Pending
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C1. The online course design includes activities that guide learners toward promoting ownership of their learning and self-monitoring. Pilot: Review Pending
C2. The online course’s content and learning activities promote the achievement of the stated learning objectives or competencies. Pilot: Review Pending
C3. The online course is organized by units and lessons that fall into a logical sequence. Pilot: Review Pending
C4. The online course content is appropriate to the reading level of the intended learners.* Pilot: Review Pending
C5. The online course design includes introductory assignments or activities to engage learners within the first week of the course. Pilot: Review Pending
C6. The online course provides learners with multiple learning paths as appropriate, based on learner needs, that engage learners in a variety of ways. Pilot: Review Pending
C7. The online course provides regular opportunities for learner-learner interaction. Pilot: Review Pending
C8. The online course design provides opportunities for learner-instructor interaction, including opportunities for regular feedback about learner progress.* Pilot: Review Pending
C9. Online course instructional materials and resources present content in an effective, engaging, and appropriate manner.* Pilot: Review Pending
Rating Comments
D1. Learner assessments are linked to stated course, unit, or lesson-level objectives or competencies. Pilot: Review Pending
D2. Valid course assessments measure learner progress toward mastery of content. Pilot: Review Pending
D3. Assessment practices provide routine and varied opportunities for self-monitoring and reflection of learning.* Pilot: Review Pending
D4. Assessment materials provide the learner with the flexibility to demonstrate mastery in a variety of ways.* Pilot: Review Pending
D5. Rubrics that clearly define expectations for varied levels of proficiency are created and shared with learners.* Pilot: Review Pending
Rating Comments
E1. Online course navigation is logical, consistent, and efficient from the learner’s point of view.* Pilot: Review Pending
E2. The online course design facilitates readability.* Pilot: Review Pending
E3. The online course provides accessible course materials and activities to meet the needs of diverse learners.* Pilot: Review Pending
E4. Course multimedia facilitate ease of use.* Pilot: Review Pending
E5. Vendor accessibility statements are provided for all technologies required in the course.* Pilot: Review Pending
Rating Comments
F1. Educational tools ensure learner privacy and maintain confidentiality of learner information in accordance with local, state, and national laws for learner data. Pilot: Review Pending
F2. The online course tools support the learning objectives or competencies.* Pilot: Review Pending
F3. The online course provides options for the instructor to adapt learning activities to accommodate learners’ needs and preferences.* Pilot: Review Pending
F4. The course allows instructors to control the release of content.* Pilot: Review Pending
F5. The course provides the necessary technical functionality to score and record assessments and calculate earned course points or grades.* Pilot: Review Pending
Rating Comments
G1. The online course uses multiple methods and sources of input for assessing course effectiveness. Pilot: Review Pending
G2. The online course is reviewed to ensure that the course is current. Pilot: Review Pending
G3. The online course is updated on a continuous improvement cycle for effectiveness based on the findings from ongoing reviews. Pilot: Review Pending

Review Conducted By: Michigan Virtual
Date of Review: 10/01/2021

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Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Semester 11/01/2021 02/04/2022 11/01/2021 02/08/2022 01/14/2022 06/03/2022 100 $399
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Students have 25 days to drop from their enrollment start date. Drop dates are calculated and what is posted is the last possible drop date for enrollments created within the enrollment window. Students may access their course from their enrollment start date to their enrollment end date. A completion is a 60% final score or higher. Semester 11/01/2021 02/04/2022
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Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/

Lightweight devices such as Apple iPads, Google Chromebooks, and tablets have limited support for Java which still appears in a small percentage of FLVS courses. FLVS has worked to de-Flash its courses. Students may need extra work-around steps or alternate browsers to engage with some portions of select courses or may be required to utlize text-alternatives for some interactive objects. FLVS recommends students have a Windows or Mac based computer available to complete coursework in the event that your selected mobile device does not meet the needs of the course. Fully supported Operating Systems for FLVS courses include Windows (7 or higher), Mac OS X (10.8 or higher), and MacOS (10.12 or higher). Supported Browsers include the most recent versions of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Apple Safari on devices that support Java and HTML5. Browsers need to be up to date, and some FLVS courses may require installation or enabling of the following Plug-ins: JavaScript enabled, Cookies enabled, Java installed. https://www.flvs.net/student-resources/system-requirements