Grade 11-12. Year-long. Weighted grade. Prerequisite is an American History course.
This introductory college-level course provides students with conceptual tools necessary to develop an understanding of the world’s diverse political structure and practices. With a focus on American government and politics during the first semester and comparative governmental systems during the second semester, the course encompasses the study of specific countries, their governments, and their political climates. Summer work may be offered to help students successfully prepare for the rigorous and extensive coursework that will be expected throughout the school year. This year-long course satisfies federal and state constitutional graduation requirements and satisfies the government graduation requirement. Students who successfully complete this course and the AP Government and Politics examinations (AP U.S. Government and AP Comparative Government) may receive college credit and/or higher placement in college.