AP United States Government and Politics
The AP program in United States Government and Politics offers an in-depth study of the ideas, institutions, and the process of the United States Government. Students will also examine current events found in newspapers, magazines, websites, television programs, or other contemporary sources of political information. This course will not only prepare students for the AP Government and Politics exam held in May but to also become active and knowlegeable participants in our republic and in the political process.
The textbook for AP Government and Politics is American Government Roots and Reform. Students should also purchase the Barron's AP Government and Politics review book.
AP/UConn United States History (6 UConn Credits)
The AP program in United States history is designed to provide students with the analytical skills and enduring understandings necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in United States history. The program prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full-year introductory college courses. Students will learn to assess historical materials—their relevance to a given interpretive problem, their reliability, and their importance—and to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship. (Collegeboard.com)
At Joseph A. Foran High School, this course is also UConn certified and students who take this course will receive six UConn credits, providing they pass all requirements set forth by the school and university.
The textbook for AP /Uconn United States History isThe Enduring Vision. Students should also purchase the AP United States History Barron's review book.
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