Course title

AP U.S. Government and Politics



Course description

This Advanced Placement course is designed to be the equivalent of one semester introductory college course in U.S. government. Students will use inquiry to study the key concepts and institutions of the political system and culture of the United States. Students will read; analyze; and discuss the U.S. Constitution; other foundational documents; and Supreme Court cases as well as complete a research or applied civics project. The course utilizes the concepts of leadership; decision-making; institutions; citizenship and ideologies to describe and analyze the function and operation of federal and state government. Students who complete this course are encouraged to take the Advanced Placement Exam.†

School country

United States

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School city


School / district Address

500 West Guadalupe Road, Tempe, AZ

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Requested competency code

Social Science

Date submitted



Approved competency code

  • AMHS
  • 1 year of US History
  • SSCI
  • 1 year of other Social Science

Approved date

Online / Virtual