AP® Comparative Govt and Politics

Course Overview:

This one-semester online AP® Comparative Government and Politics course introduces students to the rich diversity of political life outside the United States. The course uses a comparative approach to examine the political structures; policies; and the political, economic, and social challenges among six selected countries: Great Britain, Mexico, Russia, Iran, China, and Nigeria. Additionally, students examine how different governments solve similar problems by comparing the effectiveness of approaches to many global issues.

Students compare and contrast political institutions and processes across six countries (Great Britain, Mexico, Russia, Iran, China, and Nigeria) and analyze and interpret data to derive generalizations.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Sovereignty, Authority, and Power
  • Political Institutions
  • Citizens, Society, and the State
  • Political and Economic Change
  • Public Policy
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