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US Government

CP & LEP Course Description

United States Government is a one-semester course required of all twelfth-grade students. The course encompasses the following major themes:

  • The American Constitution;
  • The executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government;
  • The institutions of American political life (political parties, elections, etc.);
  • Political socialization;
  • Functions of both formal and informal political groups;
  • The decision-making process;
  • The ideals and realities of the American political system;
  • The political process (individuals and groups);
  • Political and legal theories;
  • Comparative political, legal, and economic systems.

This course meets the district and state requirement and university government/elective requirement.