• NCHS Social Studies Department -
    Ms. Kristine Goldhawk 



    (College Board Approved)

    Grades: 11-12

    Duration: 1 semester

    Prerequisite: None
    Credit: 0.5 per Semester

    This course is designed to introduce students to fundamental concepts used by political scientists to study the processes and outcomes of politics in a variety of country settings. Coursework is calculated to prepare students for the Advanced Placement examination and includes the study of the rich diversity of political life, available institutional alternatives, differences in processes and policy outcomes, and  the  importance of global political and economic changes.  In addition, students will undertake seven country studies to prepare for the exam: Great Britain, United States, Russian Federation, Nigeria, Mexico, China, and Iran; and study the workings of the European Union.

    Texts: Essentials of Comparative Politics with Cases, Patrick H. O'Neil.; Additional readings & case studies from online sources, including library databases

    CollegeBoard Course Overview and Exam Information

    Course materials and calendar can be accessed via Schoology.