ADVANCED PLACEMENT UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
(College Board Approved)
Duration: 2 Semesters
Prerequisite: Course average of 70 in AP US History or 90 in American Studies or US History * and Department Approval
Credit: 0.5 per Semester
This course is designed to help students develop a working knowledge of the important concepts, theories, and facts of American government and politics. Coursework is calculated to prepare students for the Advanced Placement examination and includes the study of public policy, government institutions, political parties, interest groups, public opinion, mass media, and civil rights. Political theory, and political beliefs, attitudes, and actions will also be addressed.
Students will be required to complete the rigorous reading and writing expected in any Advanced Placement course in history or the social studies.