AP Gov 2017-2018

Course Description:

AP United States Government and Politics is a college level course offered to students who wish to be academically challenged and plan to take the AP exam in the spring. It is a survey course that provides an introduction into the operation of American national government. We will examine:

•The American system of government and its origins

•Political opinions, interests, and behaviors

•Political organizations- parties, interest groups and mass media

•The institutions of government and their role in making and enforcing public policy

•Civil liberties and civil rights

•Primary source materials and contemporary news analyses

The overall goal is to foster the development of analytical perspectives for interpreting, understanding, and explaining the political processes and events in this country.

Ms. Avery Contact Info:



for emergencies: cell phone #860-713-3001