This course begins with the foundational principles of government, surveys the various types of government, and traces the significant people, events and document which were part of the American political heritage leading up to the creation of the United States of America. Following an article-by-article study of the Constitution and a lesson on methods of the Constitutional interpretation, the student explores the United Nations organization, U.S. foreign policy, and the impact of immigration and globalization on our nation. The course concludes with a lesson on citizenship and an individual research project on state and local governments. This course is eligible for dual enrollment credit for junior and senior diploma students. Homework will average 2 - 3 hours per week.
Minimum age of 15 on the first day of class.