Welcome to AP Government and Politics
This college-level course will give students an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States. It includes both the study of general concepts used to interpret the U.S. government and politics, and the analysis of specific examples. It examines various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas as well as an understanding of the typical patterns of the political processes. The institutions and policies of the U.S. government will be considered in light of historical change, constitutional procedures, and comparative perspectives. Students must register for A and B courses. Students must earn a “C” grade or higher and take the College Board exam in May to receive weighted credit.