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Description: This course examines the American system of government, including its origins, development, citizen rights, voting, public opinion, Congress, the law-making process, and fiscal policy. The goal of this course is to help students become better informed, more effective participants in the American political system. This course will help students acquire the necessary knowledge and understanding of America’s political foundations and structures to be an effective citizen. They will read and learn about America’s fundamental political, economic, and social values and principles. By the end of the course, students will understand the major philosophical foundations and privileges of American citizenship, which also gaining an understanding of the governmental structures, processes, and principles within which United States citizens participate and shape their government.
NOTE: This course includes the Civics exam, which was introduced and passed in the Utah State Legislature during the 2015 general session, requiring all Utah students graduating on or after January 1, 2016 to pass a basic civics test, or an alternate assessment, as a condition for receiving a high school diploma or adult education secondary diploma (UCA 53A-13-109.5). Students are not required to take this exam to pass their Government course, nor will their course grade be impacted by the Civics exam. However, if students do not take and pass the Civics exam through this course, they will need to find an alternate testing location.
Credit Hours: 0.5
Price: $250 [$200.00 Course Fee | $50.00 Admin Fee]275 [$200.00 Course Fee | $50.00 Admin Fee | $25 Civics Exam]
Subjects: Social Studies
- Reliable access to a computer and internet connection