Understand the importance of political leadership, public service, and a knowledgeable citizenry in American democracy.
Political science is the study of power and authority through the examination of political processes, governmental institutions, and human behavior in a civil society. In this context the study of civics is understood to include the form and function of government. Civic literacy encompasses civics but also addresses the individual’s social and political participation.
Understand strategies for effective political action that impacts local, state and national governance.