AP Comparative Government

Credits: 1

Grade Level (s): 12 Length: Semester

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisite courses for AP Comparative Government and Politics.
Students should be able to read a college level textbook and write grammatically
correct, complete sentences.


Content: AP Comparative Government and Politics 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.