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American Electoral Process

3 Credits
Survey the structure and functions of the American electoral process with an emphasis on public opinion, citizen participation, ideology, interest groups, the media, political parties, campaigns and elections. You will learn how to implement these concepts into your classroom. This course addresses the Common Core Standards for Literacy and Writing in History/Social Studies, the NCSS College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, the CCE National Standards for Civics and Government, and the NCHS U.S. History Standards.
NOTE: Required textbook must be purchased separately.

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Erik Richard

I have been an educator in various capacities at both the college and secondary levels. At Fresno Pacific University, I have taught courses in Biblical studies, history, and liberal arts and have developed several courses for teachers seeking to earn continuing education units. I have also worked with new teachers at the high school level via master teaching and serving as a BTSA support provider. For over a decade, I have taught AP courses in U.S. History and American Government and Politics.