American Government and Economics Online Course

Our American Government and Economics online course is comprehensive and convenient. Regionally accredited JMHS lets you study online at your own pace from anywhere – at home, during work breaks or while traveling. This is a two-part course. Enroll online at JMHS anytime to be a step closer to completing your American Government and Economics online course and becoming a high school graduate.

Course Summary

  • Course Name: American Government & Economics (College Prep)
  • Subject Area: Social Studies
  • Credits: 1 Unit
  • Track: College Prep
  • Price: $299
  • Book(s)*: Prentice McGruder's American Government (1st Edition, Volume 1): Pearson Prentice Hall (2010); Prentice Hall: Economics (1st Edition, Volume 1): Pearson Prentice Hall (2013)

Course Description

Part 1 of American Government & Economics (College Prep) explores the structure, dynamics and processes of the American system of government, providing a comprehensive introduction to the origins and development of ideas and institutions that influence the contemporary political milieu. The course examines the development and composition of the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, the three branches of government, political parties, and interest groups within the framework of the historical, economic and social context. Assessment of student learning occurs through multiple choice unit exams and short answer and essay-type questions in final examinations.

Part 2 of this course explores the fundamental economic question of the behavior of consumers, firms, and markets under the constrictions of scarcity. Topics covered include supply and demand analysis, determination of market prices, profit maximizing output, distribution of income, Gross Domestic Product, and fiscal and monetary policy. Assessment of student learning occurs through multiple choice unit exams and short answer and essay-type questions in final examinations.

How It Works

  • Access your eBook and lessons through your Student Portal
  • Study any time and learn at your own pace
  • Request academic guidance from certified teachers and academic advisors
  • Attend voluntary weekly teacher-led live lessons
  • Get additional study assistance from our online Learning Resource Center
  • Complete the course in as few as 6 weeks

*NOTE: Individual course purchases include eBooks only.

Enroll in our American Government and Economics online course as a single-purchase course or as part of our high school diploma curriculum. Call 1-800-349-6861 or enroll online now!

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