American Government/A.P. U.S. Government & Politics

American Government (U.S. Gov-Comprehensive) one half credit , required, grade 12
This course covers the founding principles of American Government through study of the Articles of Confederation, the Bill of Rights, selected Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers, and the Constitution. State and local government will be studied in relation to national government. 

Text: American Government, 6 th ed., Heath, 1995, (ISBN: 978-1-285-19510-0)

Advanced Placement American Government & Politics, one half credit, grade 12, substitute for American Government
The AP American Government and Politics 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. government and politics and the analysis of specific examples. It also requires familiarity with the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that constitute U.S. government and politics. Students should become acquainted with the variety of theoretical perspectives and explanations for various behaviors and outcomes. Certain topics are usually covered in all college courses. Students are responsible for their own test fees (approximately $95.00). Students are required to purchase their own texts to allow for underlining and to facilitate note taking (approximate cost $140). 

Text: American Government: Institutions and Policies AP, Edition, Wilson, James Q., John J. Dilulio, Jr., and Meena Bose, 14th ed., Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning, 2015, ISBN-13: 978-1-285-19510-0, ISBN-10: 1-285-19510-8. 
College credit may be obtained for this course.