Western Civilization II
This course can be used as a study resource, for professional development, or to earn college credit by passing a CLEP™ exam (multiple-choice examination). Each college sets its own credit-granting policies for the exam, so check with your college admissions office, test center, or academic adviser before taking the test.
Western Civilization II covers the political, economic, scientific, and cultural events that shaped the modern history of the West (primarily Europe). This course focuses on the outcomes which emerged from scientific thought, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, and both World Wars. It is a broad survey introduction to the history of Europe from the 17th century to the present day.
The Western Civilization II CLEP exam covers material that is usually taught in the second semester of a two-semester course in Western Civilization.
- Understanding important factual knowledge of developments in Western civilization
- Ability to identify the causes and effects of major historical events
- Ability to analyze, interpret, and evaluate textual and graphic materials
- Ability to distinguish the relevant from the irrelevant
- Ability to reach conclusions on the basis of facts
Western Civilization II
Western Civilization traces its roots from Greek antiquity to the present day. Through the Roman Empire, into the rise of Western Christendom, Europe emerged from the Middle Ages to the transforming eras of the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Enlightenment to the present day norm of democracy. Philosophical thought, artistic expression, political influences, and scientific and technological advancements spread from the West to produce the dominant cultures of the world.
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The Western Civilization II exam contains approximately 120 questions to be answered in 90 minutes. Some of these are pretest questions that will not be scored. The Western Civilization I exam uses the current identification for chronology of b.c.e. (before the common era) and c.e. (common era) to replace the previous use of b.c. (before Christ) and a.d. (anno Domini).
CLEP™ Score Information
Credit-Granting Score for Western Civilization II
ACE Recommended Score*: 50
Semester Hours: 3
Each institution reserves the right to set its own credit-granting policy, which may differ from that of ACE. Contact your college as soon as possible to find out the score it requires to grant credit, the number of credit hours granted, and the course(s) that can be bypassed with a satisfactory score.
*The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated CLEP processes and procedures for developing, administering, and scoring the exams. The score listed above is equivalent to a grade of C in the corresponding course. The American Council on Education, the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives. Visit the ACE CREDIT website for more information.*
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