Course Description

This course addresses all areas of the American political system, from democratic political theory to the study of the federal system. Students will focus on Constitutional law, civil rights and liberties, the bureaucracy, as well as the study of electoral campaigns and political parties. As a college level course, students are expected to complete numerous reading and writing assignments. Classes are lecture and discussion driven. Students with a strong background in writing and analytical skills are encouraged to enroll.

Required Textbook

Edwards, Wattenberg, Lineberry Government in America People, Politics and Policy, Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers, Inc. 13th Edition.


Robbie Murakami has a B.A. from the University of Hawaii, a J.D. from the William S. Richardson School of Law, and a Masters in Education from Chaminade University. After graduating from law school in 1994, he went into private practice and specialized in civil litigation. He left private practice after six years, and has been a teacher at Saint Louis School for the past 13 years. He has taught A.P. U.S. Government and politics for the past ten years and currently serves as an A.P. Reader. Besides A.P. U.S. Government and Politics, he currently teaches A.P. U.S. History, A.P. Psychology, a regular U.S. Government class and an elective morality class. He is the Mock Trial advisor at his school as well as the J.V. Golf coach and has also been the Department Head at his school. He also serves as Chaminade University’s Judicial Affairs Officer.

How can I start?

  • Select the program of your choice and enroll.
  • Your teacher will contact you via email and set up the date and time for the first video consultation.

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