Prerequisite: 11th grade Social Studies
Satisfies graduation requirements in Social Studies
This course covers various political and policy-making processes as they apply to governmental power, decision-making, and citizen participation in the American democratic republic. There are five major units in the course: I. The American System: II. Opinions, Interests, Organizations: III. Institutions of Government in the 21st Century: IV. The Politics of Public Policy: and V. Personal Participation in American Civic Life. The course will emphasize personal understanding and responsibilities required to be a participating citizen in contemporary American society. The course concludes with a local, Regents level comprehensive examination.