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Humanities Subjects

Subject Information

The Humanities exam is composed of 140 questions to be answered within 90 minutes. The exam questions are divided about equally between literature and fine arts and includes these topics:

  • poetry
  • prose
  • philosophy
  • history of art, music, dance, and theater.

Students should consider attempting this exam if they:

  • know factual information in the aforementioned areas
  • can associate techniques with certain writers, schools, artists, or periods
  • understand and interpret literary passages and art reproductions.

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

Course(s) and Credits

  • Humanities Elective
    3 credits

Note: Credits apply to 100-level courses only and meet the cultural enrichment component of the general education requirements.