Grade 11-12 One Semester
How is democracy reflected in the three branches of the American system of government? In this online course, students will study the primary concepts of the American political system, including its foundations, structures, and political behavior. This course does not simply look at the institutions of the federal government but also examines the parties’ issues, candidates, and power-pressure groups and their roles in American politics at the national level. Emphasis is also placed on the role of the citizen in a democratic society. This course satisfies federal, state mandates, including Civics Education and district graduation requirements.