GRADE 11,12 This course is designed to challenge students to understand fundamental concepts used by political scientists to study the processes and outcomes of politics in a variety of country settings. Selected units of study include: Great Britain, Russia, Mexico, Nigeria, Iran, and China, as well as a unit on terminology used in this field. This class will utilize the integration of technology, cooperative learning, and student activities along with a sizeable amount of independent study and reading. This class has been specifically created to provoke thought among highly-motivated, academically gifted students seeking college credit for a freshman level, introductory Comparative Politics course. All students completing the course are expected to take the advanced placement examination. Students may be able to earn college credits with an appropriate score on the AP Exam.