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CIS: The Challenge of Democracy

CIS: The Challenge of Democracy

Course Number(s): H491451
Length: 1 Semester (2 Credits)
Prerequisites: Recommended: US History AP; Grade level reading ability
Grade: 12

In this college course, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of American government and the political process at the national, state, and local levels. We will examine the relationship between the American people and their political institutions with an emphasis on political culture, the electoral process, political parties, interest groups, and political communication. Students will be expected to actively participate in class discussions. This is a college course taught in high school; it is not a high school class. Students have more freedom then in other courses taught in high school – but they also have more responsibility for their own progress. Upon successful completion of this course, students receive four credits from the University of Minnesota.