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AP Course: AP Comparative Government and Politics

Important: We're now offering free, live AP online classes and review lessons for AP Comparative Government and Politics to help you prepare for your exam even if your school is closed due to COVID-19. See the course schedule or browse the YouTube playlist. We'll also offer at-home testing for 2020 AP Exams. Note that any related adjustments to 2020 AP Exams, such as length or content covered, may not be reflected on all AP Students pages.

Examine the political institutions and processes of six different countries—China, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, and the United Kingdom—and compare the ways they address problems. You’ll analyze data and readings to draw conclusions about political systems.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Skill: Connecting political concepts to real-life situations
  • Skill: Comparing different political systems, institutions, processes, policies, and behaviors
  • Skill: Analyzing data to find patterns and trends and draw conclusions
  • Skill: Reading and analyzing text sources
  • Skill: Developing a claim or thesis and explaining and supporting it in an essay
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