Sign-up today to join over 4 million learners already on ALISON:

Fundamentals of American Civics


Fundamentals of American Civics

Fundamentals of American Civics

Learn more about important aspects of American Civics.


Students: 1,485
Course Description

With each American Presidential election there is always great interest in both the U.S. and around the world in how the American political system actually nominates candidates who run for the positions of President and Vice President, and how a President is elected.
Read More

In this free online American civics course you will be introduced to the process of primary elections and/or caucuses that are held in each U.S state and territory, and are an integral part of the nominating process for the Presidential election. You will also learn about the Electoral College sytem which is an institution that officially elects the President and Vice President every four years. Once a President is elected he must then form a Cabinet whose members are the heads of the fifteen federal executive departments. You will learn how the executive branch of the U.S. government runs its affairs by examining case studies in areas such as funding social security, introducing taxes, and controlling government deficits and expenditure. This free online course will be of great interest to all learners who would like to learn more about the American political system. This course will also complement the free online course titled 'U.S. Citizenship Test Preparation' which is available on ALISON and is the ideal course to study for anyone who is preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Test.

Read Less

Certification

To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - Understand how the American political system actually nominates candidates who run for the positions of President and Vice President; - Learn about the Electoral College sytem and how it officially elects the President and Vice President; - Learn how the executive branch of the U.S. government runs its affairs;


Manage a Group of Learners

Share This Course!

 
Module Title
Module 1: Fundamentals of American Civics
Module 2: Fundamentals of American Civics Assessment

Study for Free at Your Own Pace! Start This Course

Background  
Course Rating (By Learners)
Course Title Fundamentals of American Civics
Course # 549
Course Publisher Khan Academy
Course Category 6
Content Origin
Course Description  With each American Presidential election there is always great interest in both the U.S. and around the world in how the American political system actually nominates candidates who run for the positions of President and Vice President, and how a President is elected. In this free online American civics course you will be introduced to the process of primary elections and/or caucuses that are held in each U.S state and territory, and are an integral part of the nominating process for the Presidential election. You will also learn about the Electoral College sytem which is an institution that officially elects the President and Vice President every four years. Once a President is elected he must then form a Cabinet whose members are the heads of the fifteen federal executive departments. You will learn how the executive branch of the U.S. government runs its affairs by examining case studies in areas such as funding social security, introducing taxes, and controlling government deficits and expenditure. This free online course will be of great interest to all learners who would like to learn more about the American political system. This course will also complement the free online course titled 'U.S. Citizenship Test Preparation' which is available on ALISON and is the ideal course to study for anyone who is preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Test.
License  This course is available from Khan Academy OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date 01 November 2012
   
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner) 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio High
Audio Only High
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
Merchandise Availability
Marketing Information
Case Study We are currently seeking case studies for this course. Click here to Submit One
Course Advisor We are currently seeking subject experts regarding this course. Click here to become a volunteer subject expert advisor
Course Forum  View

Study for Free at Your Own Pace! Start This Course

  • Austin Ross United States of America I really did enjoy this course. Finishing up my undergraduate degrees in History and Political Science, it was entertaining to see a new perspective. And, I can say I honestly learned about SOPA and PIPA, something I did not know about before. 2014-12-13 04:12:27
  • PHILLIP JUAREZ United States of America Very informative! Thank you. Highly Recommended for all Americans. 2014-11-27 22:11:18
  • John Humphrey United States of America it did ask some difficult questions.interesting that one of them was about the presidential election. it is not done directly by the people. 2014-11-27 16:11:04
  • Olivia Madison United States of America It was a decent little course. Can't complain. 2014-11-05 18:11:17
  • Amjad Majed Iraq It was very good 2014-09-25 00:09:01
  • KOUAKOU Koffi Justin Cote D'Ivoire FUNDAMENTALS OF AMERICAN CIVICS IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR ME BECAUSE I LIKE THE USA 2014-08-17 13:08:52
  • Terrance k Zihori Zimbabwe i feel good!!!!! 2014-08-16 17:08:47
  • Jessica Eturralde United States of America Brief, to-the-point, yet vividly detailed coverage of Civics. Thanks! 2014-04-27 09:04:30
  • Nikolaos Bokas Greece I Think that information about Fundamentals of American Civics is very important. I have never seen courses so completely 2014-04-08 08:04:48
  • Madawi Al Otaibi Saudi Arabia Course Module: Module 1: Fundamentals of American Civics
    Course Topic: SOPA and PIPA
    Comment: I do learn great info... 2012-11-08 04:11:47
More Comments and Reviews >>

Study for Free at Your Own Pace! Start This Course

Free, Online Fundamentals of American Civics Course.