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04157 AP U.S. Government & Politics

AP U.S. Government & Politics is designed to present students with an analytical perspective of government and politics in the United States, tracing the history, development, and nature of U.S. governmental institutions and processes, as well as societal perspectives and behaviors related to such institutions and processes (and influences on those perspectives and behaviors.)

This course aligns with the College Board’s learning goals for AP United States Government & Politics.

Prerequisites

  • World History & Geography (recommended)

Course Texts and Materials

Required

  • Government by the People
    Publisher: Pearson
    Any of the following editions is acceptable:

    • 2016 Presidential Election Edition, ISBN-13: 9780134627540
    • AP Edition, ISBN-13: 9780205865772
    • 2011 National Edition (24th edition): acceptable, but please consult instructor
  • The Lanahan Readings In the American Polity (6th edition)
    Publisher: Lanahan
    ISBN-10: 1930398190

Optional

  • Any major AP U.S. Government and Politics test prep book (e.g., Princeton Review’s Cracking the AP US Government and Politics Exam, The Ultimate Student’s Guide to AP US Government and Politics, Barron’s AP US Government and Politics Exam, etc.)

Terms Offered

Offered in two half-credit semesters:

  • 04157 AP U.S. Government & Politics Sem 1 (0.5 cr)
    • Full Year, Semester 1 (fall, 18 weeks)
    • Fall Block, Semester 1 (early fall, 9 weeks)
    • Spring Block, Semester 1 (early spring, 9 weeks)
  • 04157 AP U.S. Government & Politics Sem 2 (0.5 cr)
    • Full Year, Semester 2 (spring, 18 weeks)
    • Fall Block, Semester 2 (late fall, 9 weeks)
    • Spring Block, Semester 2 (late spring, 9 weeks)
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