Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics (05020270)

Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics (05020270)


1.0 Credit; Weighted

Length: Year; Format: Meets Daily
Grade(s): 11, 12

This course is designed to give students an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States. It includes the study of general concepts used to interpret U.S. politics and the analysis of specific examples. It also requires familiarity with the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that constitute US politics (AP Central website). The topics covered include the constitutional underpinnings of American democracy, political beliefs and behaviors, political parties, elections and campaigns, interest groups, the mass media, the Congress, the presidency, the federal courts, civil rights and civil liberties, the bureaucracy, and public policy. The course will prepare students to take the AP Exam. Textbooks designed for college students are used.