A.P. U.S. Government and Politics is a one-year college level course, designed to give students a comprehensive understanding of government and politics in the United States. The course will include the study of broad concepts needed to understand U.S. politics and government as well as analysis of specific examples of these systems. It will require familiarity with ideas, individuals, groups and institutions that make-up U.S. politics. This is a preparatory course for the AP exam on U.S. government and politics, which gives students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school. Students enrolled in the course are required to take the AP exam in MAY. Therefore, the aim of the course is to give you a learning experience equivalent to a one-semester introductory college course on U.S. government and politics. A high score on this exam is accepted as college credit by most four-year colleges and universities.