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Course Objectives

By the end of the course, students will be able to

  • Objective 1
  • Objective 2
  • Objective 3
  • Objective 4
  • Objective 5
  • Objective 6

Required Materials

  • Requirement 1
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  • Requirement 3

Module Topics

  • Unit 1
  • Unit 2
  • Unit 3

Accreditation

Laurel Springs meets the highest standard of academic excellence. We are fully Accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC) and Cognia. We offer a broad catalog of courses approved by the NCAA Division I & II and the University of California A-G.

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American Government

American Government is the study of the historical backgrounds, governing principles, and institutions of the government of the United States. The focus of this course is on the principles and beliefs upon which the United States was founded as well as the structure, functions, and powers of government at the national, state, and local levels. Students study the principles of popular sovereignty, separation of powers, checks and balances, republicanism, federalism, and individual rights. They also examine the roles of individuals and groups in the American political system with a focus on voting, the electoral process, polling, and interest groups. Students compare the American government with other modern systems and assess the strengths and challenges associated with the American system. The final unit of the course focuses on economic systems, choices, revenue and expenditures, and the budget making process of the United States government. Students will use multimedia and multi-modality resources, quizzes, unit exams, online discussions, writing assignments and projects to develop and show mastery of this subject matter material.
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