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Comparative Government


Summer A 2024

Monday, June 10 – Friday, July 12, 2024


Fixed-Pace Course





In this course, students will explore how human societies across the globe organize themselves politically. Through in-depth case studies, we will investigate both the “how” and the “why” of politics, with focus on history and culture, geography and ecology, demographics and economics, institutions and ideology. Students 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.

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.


Subject Area


Credit Type

Upper, Honors

Do you attend a CLI partner school?

Yes, No


Fixed-Pace Course

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