Government

US Government provides a framework for understanding the purposes, principles, and practices of democracy in the United States.  Students will examine how the United States Constitution protects rights and provides the structure and functions of various levels of government. They will study the way in which the United States interacts with other nations.  Students will explore the role of individuals and groups in government, political, and civic activities and the need for civic and political engagement of citizens in the United States.

Within the context of the Academy, students will also analyze all levels of  the United States judicial system.  They will receive on-hands experience as they become involved in the community and observe the happenings of our legal system first-hand.

Students may choose to take this course for college credit.  Upon successful completion, they will earn three credit hours in POLS 102 through the University of Southern Indiana.