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AP Comparative Government and Politics


Year 2024 – 2025

Monday, September 9, 2024 – Friday, May 16, 2025


Fixed-Pace Course


World History



This course is the equivalent of a college-level introductory Comparative Government course. Students will deepen their understanding and appreciation of the range of political systems outside the United States through an in-depth comparative study of six select countries: China, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, and the United Kingdom. They will critically analyze varying political systems’ approaches to common problems as well as learn to read and interpret data, make comparisons and applications, and develop evidence-based arguments. On completion of this course, students will be prepared to sit the AP Comparative Government and Politics exam.

Completion of this course requires regular access to a laptop or desktop computer with working microphone and webcam, as well as a reliable internet connection.

This Fixed-Paced course incorporates a blend of synchronous and asynchronous elements. Students and teacher meet live via zoom on a regular weekly schedule. In addition, students complete coursework including guided readings, interactive videos, text and video-based discussion threads, problem sets, individual and collaborative projects, and so on. While these activities are time-flexible, teachers sequence them with weekly deadlines to help students keep on track and encourage and support the development of productive time management skills.


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Fixed-Pace Course