Representative descriptions of topics covered in each category are provided below.
Current section: I. United States History
- I. United States
- II. World History
- III. Government/Civics/
- IV. Geography
- V. Economics
- VI. Behavioral
III. Government/Civics/Political Science
- Understands Political Theory: major political concepts, major political theorists, political orientations (e.g., liberal, conservative).
- Understands United States Government and Politics: constitutional underpinnings; federalism; powers, structure, and processes of national political institutions; civil liberties and civil rights, political beliefs and behaviors; electoral process, political parties, interest groups, and mass media.
- Understands Comparative Politics and International Relations: forms of government (e.g., parliamentary, federal); major regime types (e.g., democracy, autocracy); major types of electoral systems; foreign policy; the theories of international relations (e.g., realism, liberalism); international relations in practice (e.g., conflict, cooperation, diplomacy); power and problems of international organizations and international law.