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Human Geography

Course Details

Beginning with the Class of 2028, all LVUSD Graduates must complete a ten credit course in Human Geography. While the course is best experienced over the academic calendar year, we understand that there are circumstances where it is in the best interest of the student to complete the course over the summer. Note that we will only approve Human Geography for students who can't fit the course into their six-period Freshman schedule. Space is limited in our free summer offering, and if interest exceeds space available, we will use a lottery system for the class. All students enrolled in the class will be taught by an LVUSD instructor. 

Human Geography will be offered virtually this summer and is a synchronous course. Students cannot miss more than TWO DAYS within the 6-week session.‚Äč

Daily Schedule
Class 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Break 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Class 10:50 AM - 12:30 PM


Course Description

CP 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. Historical information enriches analysis of the impacts of phenomena such as globalization, colonialism, and human–environment relationships on places, regions, cultural landscapes, and patterns of interaction. The approach is spatial and problem-oriented. Students will learn skills to proactively address real-world issues, focusing on effective group and intergroup communication and organizing, development and implementation of solution-based projects, participation in discussion of 21st century issues, the critique of global media, and research with meaningful reflection.

Important Dates


April 19 - May 3


Human Geography Application Window Opens


Week of May 20


Human Geography Acceptance Letters