AP Human Geography: Example Textbook List
The list below represents examples of textbooks that meet the curricular requirements of AP Human Geography. The list below is not exhaustive and the texts listed should not be regarded as endorsed, authorized, recommended, or approved by the College Board. Not using a book from this list does not mean that a course will not receive authorization. Syllabi submitted as part of the AP Course Audit process will be evaluated holistically, with textbooks considered along with supplementary, supporting resources to confirm that the course as a whole provides students with the content delineated in the curricular requirements of the AP Course Audit.
The specified editions of the following textbooks meet the AP Human Geography AP Course Audit curricular requirements. Earlier editions of these texts or other textbooks not listed here may meet the AP Course Audit curricular requirements if supplemented with appropriate college-level instructional resources. For discussions regarding the usefulness of these texts and other teaching materials in the AP Human Geography classroom, please consult the AP Human Geography Teacher Community.
Please note that the texts on this list have not been reviewed by Learning List for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Bjelland, Mark, Daniel R. Montello, Jerome Fellman, Arthur Getis, and Judith Getis. Human Geography: Landscapes of Human Activities. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2013.
Domosh, Mona, Roderick P. Neumann, Patricia L. Price, and Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov. The Human Mosaic: The Cultural Approach to Human Geography. New York: W.H. Freeman and Company, 2011.
Fouberg, Erin H., Alexander B. Murphy, and H.J. deBlij. Human Geography: People, Place, and Culture. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2015.
Knox, Paul L., and Sallie Marston. Human Geography: Places and Regions in Global Context. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2015.
Malinowski, Jon C., and David Kaplan. Human Geography. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2012.
Norton, William. Human Geography. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
Rubenstein, James M. The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2016.