AP United Stated Government & Politics


Grade: 11-12

Credit(s): 1

Course Description:

This class is preparation for the AP test in US Government and Politics and fulfills the Problems in American Democracy requirement for seniors. Content area is based on an in depth study of this topic, including:

  1. Constitutional principles that are the basis of US government
  2. Shared and diverse political beliefs, behaviors, and culture
  3. The role of political parties, interest groups, and mass media in the US democracy
  4. The three branches of government
  5. Public policy, including policy-making, agendas, bureaucracy, and interaction among different groups
  6. Development and expansion of civil rights and civil liberties.

*Strong interest in Political Science and consent of instructor

Prerequisites Classes


No prerequisites class required unless stated in the course description.