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English Literature

The English Literature examination has a 90-minute time limit. It contains 95 multiple-choice questions. 
The exam focuses on the areas of

  • literary background
  • authors
  • literary references
  • literary terms
  • metrical patterns.

Students should consider attempting this exam if they

  • are familiar with and understand major writers from Beowulf to the present
  • have knowledge of literary periods, common literary terms, themes, and forms
  • can identify authors of quotations
  • can recognize the period in which an excerpt was written.

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 English Literature exam must score a 50 or higher on the multiple-choice section.

Course(s) and Credits

  • LITR 351
    3 credits
  • LITR 352
    3 credits

Note: Credits meet the writing intensive component of the general education requirement.