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AP U.S. Government & Politics

Course: 451

Grade Level:
Course Length:
Full Year
1 Credit
  • AP U.S. History with 90 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 is 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