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Western Civilization II

Subject Information

The Western Civilization II examination contains 120 questions to be answered in 90 minutes.

The test covers European history from the 17th century through the post-Second World War period including political, economic, and cultural developments such as Scientific Thought, the Enlightenment, the French and Industrial Revolutions, and the First and Second World Wars.

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 II exam earn credit for a score of 50 or higher.

Course(s) and Credits

  • HIST 152
    3 credits

Credits meet the Cultural Enrichment and the Global General Education components of the general education requirement.