BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Honors United States Government and Citizenship

GOVT 046

Paper Course

$ 163.00

Instructor: Scott Sumner BS
Credits: 0.50

Course Currently Unavailable


This course fulfills the California state standards for Principles of American Democracy by covering the fundamentals of government and citizenship and focusing on the major ideas, protections, privileges, structures, and economic systems that affect the life of a citizen in the United States political system.

Course Content:

1. The Origins of American Government
2. The Rights and Obligations of Citizenship
3. Civil Society, Diversity, and Liberty
4. Constitutional Government in the United States
5. The Supreme Court and the Constitution
6. Campaigns & Elections
7. Federalism
8. The Media & Politics
9. Political Systems and Democracy in the World
10. Portfolio Submission

Paper Courses:

Assignments for this course can be submitted online or by mail, email, or fax. If you do not have reliable internet access the optional course packet includes bubble sheets to be mailed.


This is a rigorous course that requires a demanding portfolio assignment. It is designed for college-bound students.
Required Materials Cost
   Govt 046 - DVD     Included in tuition
   Printed Course Packet     Included in tuition