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Dublin High Social Science: AP U.S. Government and Politics


Grade Level:                                   12

Length:                                             1 semester

Prerequisite:                                     Cumulative GPA of 3.0 and US History Teacher recommendation

Graduation:                                     Fulfills Civics of Social Science requirement

College Prep:                                   Fulfills CSU/UC elective requirement

This course serves as an introduction to the U.S. national government.  The AP course will give students an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States.  This course includes both the study of general concepts used to interpret U.S. politics and the analysis of specific case studies.  It also requires familiarity with the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that constitute U.S. political reality.  Students are required to take the AP exam in American Government and Politics.

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