Prerequisite: Successful completion of one year of high school history
Offered: Online School for Girls, School Year (September 2016 – May 2017)
AP® Government and Politics is a yearlong course that provides students with an in-depth understanding of the American government as well as various political systems around the world. The fall semester covers AP® US Government and Politics. Students will learn how the American government was founded, how the electoral process works, who votes and why, and how the various branches function. Special attention will be given to how the different agencies within the government interact, and how these agencies and their policies affect the daily lives of Americans. The spring semester covers AP® Comparative Government and Politics, which takes an in-depth look at six different states: Iran, Nigeria, China, Russia, Mexico, and Great Britain. In addition to learning how to conduct proper comparative studies, students will analyze how these different states function, both as independent states and as part of the global community. Upon completion of this course, students will have a thorough understanding of some of the major political systems across the world, which will make it easier to comprehend how our world evolves and functions. Students will be prepared for both AP® exams.
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