AP US Government and Politics

Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics

Mr. Cole – Ronald.Cole@sweetwaterschools.org
Mr. Fuentes – Brandon.Fuentes@sweetwaterschools.org

Course description
This course is a college-level introduction to Political Science. Major topics include: the U.S. Constitution, Federalism and theories of democratic government, political beliefs and behaviors, political parties, elections interest groups, mass media, the three branches of government, public policy, civil liberties and civil rights. By the end of the course, students will be able to take an AP exam for a total of 1 semester of college credit for political science.

The recommended prerequisites for this class are:
The completion of the following course with a grade of B or higher: U.S. History.

Students are expected to attend all classes, take notes, complete all homework assignments and group projects sets on time, participate in class discussions, study for quizzes and exams, and prepare rigorously for the AP exam. 

  • How many hours of homework are given per week? 3-4 hours
  • How often are we tested? Every 2-3 weeks
  • How often do we write Free Response Questions? Bi-Weekly