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Comparing World Governments

3 Credits
Examine various government systems and political ideologies from around the world. You will analyze governments of six countries as case studies: Great Britain, China, Iran, Russia, Mexico, and Nigeria. Emphasis will be placed on each country's government structure, economic system, elections, political parties, sources of tension, social movements, and current policy challenges. This course addresses National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; Common Core Standards for Literacy & Writing in History/Social Studies; College, Career, and Civic Life Framework for Social Studies State Standards; National Standards for World History; and the National Standards for Civics and Government.  

NOTE: Required textbook must be purchased separately.

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Erik Richard

I have been an educator in various capacities at both the college and secondary levels. At Fresno Pacific University, I have taught courses in Biblical studies, history, and liberal arts and have developed several courses for teachers seeking to earn continuing education units. I have also worked with new teachers at the high school level via master teaching and serving as a BTSA support provider. For over a decade, I have taught AP courses in U.S. History and American Government and Politics.