- The teacher has read the most recent AP Government and Politics Course Description.
- The course provides instruction in each of the following six topics outlined in the Course Description:
- Introduction to Comparative Politics
- Sovereignty, Authority, and Power
- Political Institutions
- Citizens, Society, and the State
- Political and Economic Change
- Public Policy
- Six countries form the core of the course: China, Great Britain, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, and Russia. The course uses concrete examples from these six countries, including contemporary political changes, to illustrate the six major content areas of the course.
- The course teaches students to compare and contrast political institutions and processes across countries and to derive generalizations.
- The course introduces students to the analysis and interpretation of data relevant to comparative government and politics.
- The course requires students to write analytical and interpretive essays frequently.
- The course includes supplemental readings, including primary source materials and contemporary news analyses, that strengthen student understanding of the curriculum.