4 weeks / 6 hours per week
About This Course
It reviews all of the substantive material that is usually taught in one-semester introductory course in American Government and politics at college. Our goal as creators of this course is to prepare you to pass the College Board's CLEP examination and obtain college credit for free.
Through the guidance of Rebecca Lubot, professor of History at Rutgers University, this course will cover topics such as the institutions and policy processes of the federal government, the federal courts and civil liberties, political parties and interest groups, political beliefs and behavior, and the content and history of the Constitution.
The “American Government" course is a completely self-paced course. It has no prerequisites and it is offered entirely for free.
How is this course organized?
This course is organized into five major modules that contain short video lessons, exercises and reading.
All of the course material has been released at once so you can complete it anytime.
What do I need to pass the CLEP exam?
You need to demonstrate knowledge of American government and politics, understanding of typical patterns of political processes and behavior and ability to analyze and interpret data that are relevant to American government and politics.
The exam contains approximately 100 questions to be answered in 90 minutes. Please examine our syllabus.
How does this course differ from other CLEP textbooks and traditional courses?
This online course includes a carefully structured series of video lectures, exercises, readings and interactive resources taught by a top quality university professor.
Navigating Through Our Platform
1. Institutions and Policy Processes: The Presidency, Bureaucracy, and Congress
2. Federal Courts, Civil Liberties, and Civil Rights
3. Political Parties and Interest Groups
4. Political Beliefs and Behavior
5. Constitutional Underpinnings of American Democracy
Sample CLEP Questions
Questions 1 - 15
Questions 16 - 30
Questions 31 - 45
Questions 46 - 60
Questions 61 - 75
Questions 76 - 90
How Your Score Is Computed