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AP U.S. Government & Politics

Course: 451

Grade Level:
Course Length:
Full Year
1 Credit
  • AP U.S. History with 85 average or Honors U.S. History with 90 average
  • Departmental Approval

Course Description:

*Recommended: PSAT Reading score of 31 or better

This is a college-level course for those students who have achieved high performance in previous history classes and are avid learners of history. It is a college curriculum with collegiate-level expectations and workload. The primary focus is to prepare the student for the national AP exam; thus, the class is conducted in a more teacher-directed manner than non-AP classes. The philosophy and structure of government along with economic issues and principles are thoroughly studied. Primary source materials and current event resources are heavily utilized. Summer reading work is extensive and required.

Textbook/Class Resources:

9781930398191, Serow, Lanahan Readings in American Polity, 6th ed., Lanahan, 2016

9781690384168, Wolford, Amsco United States Government & Politics, 3rd ed., Amsco/Perfection Learning, 2021
Students MUST purchase the paperback text and MAY also get the e-text if they wish. Check the publisher website by clicking below:
Advanced Placement United States Government & Politics, 3rd Edition | Perfection Learning