Mrs. Jocelyn Coe

Carmel High School

Carmel Clay Schools

520 East Main Street (Map It!)

Carmel, IN 46032

(317) 846-7721 ext. 7219

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Class Description


This is an elective course for seniors with a strong interest in the field of political science. Within this challenging curriculum, students will develop an understanding of some of the world’s diverse political structures and practices by studying both specific countries as well as the general concepts used to interpret the political relationships and institutions found in virtually all national polities. General topics covered will include the following:  sources of public authority and political power; the relationship between state and society; the relationships between citizens and states; political institutions and frameworks; political change; and the comparative method.  The course will follow the national Advanced Placement curriculum in Comparative Government.