The AP Comparative Government and Politics Preparation Course is designed to help high school students prepare for the Advanced Placement (AP) Comparative Government and Politics exam. The course covers the fundamental concepts of comparative politics, including political systems, political economy, civil society, and political culture.
Throughout the course, students will engage in a variety of learning activities, including discussions of current events, case studies, simulations, and role-playing exercises. These activities will help students develop a deep understanding of political systems and processes, and improve their ability to analyze and compare different political systems.
After completing the course, students are expected to reach the following goals:
- Understanding of fundamental concepts in comparative politics, including political systems, political economy, civil society, and political culture.
- Improved analytical skills in the comparison of different political systems and processes.
- In-depth knowledge of current events and case studies in comparative politics.
- Improved ability to communicate effectively about comparative politics and political systems.
- Increased confidence and preparation for the AP Comparative Government and Politics exam.
- Enhanced critical thinking skills for analyzing and interpreting political systems and processes.
- Improved understanding of the relationship between political institutions and processes and their impact on individuals and society.
Students and their parents will receive brief feedback after each class, via Teachworks, regarding the student’s general participation in class. Students will also receive feedback on graded assignments via email.