All nations have political, economic, and social challenges which each nation approaches differently due to material, social, and ideological differences. This course introduces students to the diversity of political thought and organization outside of the United States. Following the AP requirements, the course uses a data-based comparative approach to examine the political ideals, structures, and policies of The People’s Republic of China, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the United Mexican States, the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Russian Federation, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In each of the major topics, the course also considers how a biblical worldview informs the analysis process. The course utilizes the College Board’s extensive bank of practice questions and tests to help students prepare for the exam, and by the end of the course students will have gained a better understanding of non-U.S. nations and will also be prepared for success on the AP exam.
AP Comparative Government and Politics
Notes and Requirements
Flexible Scheduling: This course may be taken with live class attendance reduced or waived (recording only) if the student has a time zone or schedule conflict. Select this option when you enroll or notify TPS for approval.
Twice the Teaching: This course now provides two class days of instruction each week — twice as much as before.
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