AP UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS 

AP UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS   
                                                                                     
Course ID# 657354

Open to grades:  12

Prerequisite:  None

Placement recommendation:  None

UC/CSU – History/Social Science (“a”)

This is one of four courses in a yearlong block.  Students who sign up for AP US Government MUST also sign up for AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP Microeconomics, and AP Macroeconomics.  Each course is a nine (9) week five (5) credit course.  This course is designed for the advanced student who desires to continue studying at the college level.  It provides students an opportunity to gain a critical perspective on government and politics in the United States.  It involves the study of general concepts used to interpret American politics and the analysis of specific case studies.  The Advanced Placement examination will be offered in May.  A successful performance on the Advanced Placement exam will enable students to obtain college credit in Political Science at selected colleges and universities.