The Western Civilization I examination contains 120 questions to be answered in 90 minutes.
The test covers the civilizations of Ancient Greece, Rome, and the Near East; the Middle Ages; the Renaissance and Reformation; and early modern Europe.
Students should consider taking the exam if they can demonstrate the following abilities:
- understand important factual knowledge of developments in Western Civilization
- identify the causes and effects of major history events
- analyze, interpret, and evaluate textual and graphic materials
- distinguish the relevant from the irrelevant
- reach conclusions on the basis of facts.
CLEP computer-based (CBT) exams are scored without a penalty for incorrect guessing. The raw score--the number of correct responses--is translated into a scaled score. The scaled scores for CLEP CBT are reported in a range from 20 to 80.
At Ferris, candidates taking the Western Civilization I exam earn credit for a score of 50 or higher.
Course(s) and Credits
- HIST 151
Credits meet the cultural enrichment component of the general education requirement.