Honors U.S. Government

This course provides students with a foundational understanding of government, supplying insight into the nature and purpose of government, a study of the U.S. Constitution, and how the government functions on a federal, state, and local level. There will be great emphasis on the Original Intent doctrine in the interpretation of the Constitution and U.S. law. The students will be challenged to elevate their awareness of current political and international issues, as well as being encouraged to become active participants in the political process.  This one-semester course satisfies the government credit and is paired with the economics course offered in the spring. It provides a weighted (honors) credit.