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AP Comparative Government and Politics

AP Comparative Government and Politics


September 5, 2024 - May 2, 2025

Dual Credit Eligible

Course Description

RECOMMENDED FOR: Juniors and Seniors

COURSE LISTING: Social Studies (Dual Credit Eligible through Creighton University)


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.

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