Political Science - Herron High School
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Political Science

Section #: 1530 (POLI SCI)

Political Science provides for a study of the processes and goals of politics; processes of government; methods by which decisions are made; and the basis of decision making. The course goes beyond the study of governmental structure and functions to include and analysis of topics such as: (1) the nature of the American party system, (2) interest groups, (3) public opinion, (4) laws which affect students, (5) reasons laws are changed, (6) due process of law, (7) legal rights, and (8) legal responsibilities. Comparative studies of governmental systems in nations other than the United States may also be included.

Recommended Grade Level

11, 12

Recommended Prerequisite

United States Government


1-semester course, 1 credit per semester

Counts as an Elective for all diplomas