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AP US Government & Politics
AP United States Government and Politics is a rigorous course which provides an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States. It will familiarize students with various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that constitute U.S. Politics. Topics covered include: The constitutional underpinnings of the United States government, political beliefs and behaviors, political parties, interest groups, and mass media, institutions of the national government, public policy, and civil rights and civil liberties.
Students are required to take the advanced placement test in May, for which college credit may be given if a qualifying score is made.