AP U.S. Government and Politics is a challenging course that will give learners an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States. This course includes both the study of general concepts used to interpret U.S. politics and the analysis of specific examples. It also requires familiarity with the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that constitute U.S. politics. Political theory and everyday practice that direct the daily operation of our government and shape our public policies will be explored. This course is taught at a college level and requires a substantial amount of reading and preparation for every class. The purpose of this course is to prepare the students for the AP Exam in U.S. Government and Politics.
This course will survey the history of the United States of America from approximately 1492 to modern times: from the “discovery” and settlement of the New World to the very recent past. The primary focus of the course will be to provide learners with an opportunity to develop an understanding of some of the major themes in American history, to train learners to analyze historical evidence, and to develop in learners the ability to analyze and express historical understanding in writing. AP US History will provide you with an opportunity to further develop your skills of critical thinking, and writing. In addition, this course seeks to prepare learners to successfully complete the AP US History examination.
This course will emphasize certain themes: political institutions and behavior and public policy, social and economic change, diplomacy and international relations, and cultural and intellectual developments. The course is divided into nine modules, which coincide to the 9 Historical Periods within which AP United States History is divided.
The purpose of the A.P. World History course is to develop an understanding of global processes and contacts, in interaction with different types of human societies. The course highlights the patterns and effects of interaction and change among societies and regions; the effects of technology, economics and demography on people and the environment; systems of social structure; cultural, intellectual and religious developments; and changes in the function and structure of states and political identities. Periodization forms the organizing principle for dealing with change and continuity throughout the course.