Students taking Advanced Placement Government and Politics should
check here for assignments, readings, helpful links and other
information that will assist them in their studies.
What is Political
Politics has been defined in terms of
governance, power, and as the authoritative allocation of values,
and, even who gets what, when, and how. But no simple definition can
capture the broad range of subject matter that is included in
political science. You can get some idea of the scope of the
discipline from the four main subfields that make up the
undergraduate curriculum: Political Theory, Comparative Government
International Relations, and American Government.
Political scientists study topics
such as the exercise of power and influence; sources and resolution
of conflicts; the relationship of politics to the economy, culture,
and other aspects of society; the adoption and implementation of
public policies; and the development of political systems. These
topics are studied at all levels, from local communities to the
However politics is defined, it is
clear that actions in the political arena have vital effects on our
lives, liberties, and well-being. From this standpoint, political
science deals with how we reach the collective decisions that shape
our common fate.
Curriculum and Syllabi
Course Requirements - includes
paper and project assignments. - - from the Spring 2000 course at
NHP Memorial - I have left this online as a guide to other educators.
Course of Study and Reading
Assignments - from the Spring 2000 course at NHP Memorial - I
have left this online as a guide to other educators.
Required and Supplementary Readings
Web Sites of Interest
News Organizations and Publications
CNN - Cable New Network
- "All New All The Time!"
C- Span - Public
Affairs Coverage - "All Congress, All the Time!" .. a.p.
USA Today -
National News, often has great charts and graphs... dubious
Roll Call - Plug
into Congress Online! What the insiders read.
The Hill - More
The New York Times
- Need I say more?? "All the news that's fit to print."
Post - The second best paper in America, though I'm sure
some would argue. Hey, what can I say, I'm a New Yorker!
Terrific national news magazine. Political focus.
- Guess what its about yet??
THOMAS - The
official website of the Congress of the United States. A
massive site with information galore and tons of links to
other government sites.
Library of Congress Home
Fed World - A
world of information and links about the Federal Government.
Key word searchable.
White House - Bill and Hillary are bored, drop them an
Political Science Sites
Other Sites of Interest
Source Net. Political Source Net is a resource to
support all Houghton Mifflin Political Science textbooks.
Each unit contains a document archive, several Internet
activities, and a list of links for further exploration.
Smart - Much info on government!
Politics - Images of Political History
Political System - Posc 105 - Dr. H.T. Reynolds,
Professor, Department of Political Science and International
Relations, University of Delaware
Philosophy Home Page - Marx, Hegel, Machiavelli,
Rousseau, Kant, Locke.. they may be dead but their ideas
live on... here!
Graveyard - - Perhaps this will pique your rather morbid
College Board Online. Sample questions and essay grading
suggestions. The online store is also a good source for
Back To Home