United States Government

Course 219, Full Year 5 Credits

Course Description

This course will provide an in-depth examination of the United States’ system of government in an effort to understand how and why it works, as well as the place of American democracy in the world today. The legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government, the United States Constitution, U.S. domestic and foreign policy, and the roles, rights, and responsibilities of individual citizenship will be explored in detail. Text and primary source reading, in-class discussion, frequent writing, and current events will be required elements of this course. Strong writing skills and a profound interest in U.S. Government and politics are necessary.

Sections and Teachers

Moncrieff Cochran

 

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History/Social Studies Department Chair

Jim Murphy

murphyj@mail.weston.org

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