Type: honors, option to take the AP exam in May

Available to: qualified grade 12 students and grade 11 students who previously passed or concurrently enroll in a US History course, for honors see placement requirements link on the History Department page

Comparative Government & Politics involves an integrated approach to analyzing governing models and political systems and structures throughout the world. Students will explore the government structure and political systems of 6 countries (UK, Russia, China, Iran, Nigeria, and Mexico) and will be prepared to take the college board’s AP Comparative Government and Politics exam should they choose to do so. Students produce position papers, engage with guest experts, and travel to think tanks and universities to explore the nuances of these countries from multiple perspectives.