AP Comparative Government and Politics
Dual Credit Eligible
September 5, 2024 through May 2, 2025
RECOMMENDED FOR: Juniors and Seniors
COURSE LISTING: Social Studies (Dual Credit Eligible through Creighton University)
APPROXIMATE TEXT/RESOURCES COST: $80
The AP course in Comparative Government and Politics introduces students to fundamental concepts used by political scientists to study the processes and outcomes of politics in a variety of country settings. The course aims to illustrate the rich diversity of political life, to show available institutional alternatives, to explain `differences in processes and policy outcomes, and to communicate to students the importance of global political and economic changes. Comparison assists both in identifying problems and in analyzing policymaking. This course requires weekly engagement but is primarily asynchronous which allows students to work around their school schedule. One-on-one synchronous teacher drop-in support time is offered each week for students, as well as on demand, by appointment.