Western Civilization I

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.

Computer-based Scoring: 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
    3 credits

Credits meet the cultural enrichment component of the general education requirement.