Credits: 0.5
Term: Fall 2017, On Demand
Prerequisites:

English I





Course Description:

Responsible citizenship means more than just paying taxes.  It means understanding the principles and practices of government.  It also means defining your beliefs as to what good government is.  In this course, you will take on the role of a Washington D.C. intern and spend time working throughout the nation’s capital with all three branches of the government- and beyond.  As you progress through the internship you will gain a greater understanding on the history of the country’s beginnings, and knowledge of how government functions at the local, state and national levels. The purpose of this course is to help you become an informed and active citizen.  In part, the Declaration of Independence asserts that, “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.”  Make yours an informed consent.



Topics & Concepts:
Getting Started
  • 00.00 Getting Started
Module 1: What Is Citizenship?
  • 01.00 Citizenship Introduction
  • 01.01 Natural Rights
  • 01.02 What Is Citizenship?
  • 01.03 Citizens in Action
  • 01.04 Service Project
  • 01.05 Citizenship Review
Module 2: Foundations
  • 02.00 Foundations Introduction
  • 02.01 Revolutionary Ideas
  • 02.02 The Constitution
  • 02.03 The Anti-Federalists
  • 02.04 Federalism
  • 02.05 The Bill of Rights
  • 02.06 Foundations Review
  • 02.07 Foundations Module Exam
Module 3: Policy and Elections
  • 03.00 Policy and Elections Introduction
  • 03.01 The Legislative Branch
  • 03.02 Public Policy
  • 03.03 The Executive Branch
  • 03.04 Influencing Policy
  • 03.05 Media and Politics
  • 03.06 Elections and Voting
  • 03.07 Policy and Elections Review
  • 03.08 Policy and Elections Module Exam
Module 4: The Courts and Civil Liberties
  • 04.00 Courts and Civil Liberties Introduction
  • 04.01 The Judicial Branch
  • 04.02 Judicial Review
  • 04.03 The Decision
  • 04.04 Civil Rights
  • 04.05 Comparing Governments
  • 04.06 Foreign Policy
  • 04.07 Courts and Civil Liberties Review
  • 04.08 Courts and Civil Liberties Module Exam
  • 04.09 U.S. Government Final Exam


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