CLEP Humanities Exam

CLEP Humanities Exam

CLEP Humanities Examination Description


The Humanities examination tests general learning of writing, workmanship, and music and the other performing expressions. It is wide in its scope, with inquiries on all periods from established to contemporary and in various fields: verse, exposition, theory, craftsmanship, structural engineering, music, move, theater, and film. The examination obliges contender to show their comprehension of the humanities through memory of particular data, appreciation and use of ideas, and investigation and translation of different show-stoppers.

Since the exam is extremely wide in its scope, it is far-fetched that any one individual will be all around educated about every one of the fields it covers. The exam contains pretty nearly 140 inquiries to be replied in an hour and a half. Some of these are pretest inquiries that won't be scored. At whatever time hopefuls spend on instructional exercises or giving individual data is notwithstanding the genuine testing time.

For competitors with acceptable scores on the Humanities examination, schools may give up to three semester hours (or the proportionate) of credit toward satisfaction of a circulation prerequisite. Some may allow credit for a specific course that matches the exam in substance.

Note: This examination utilizes the sequential assignments b.c.e. (before common era) and c.e. (common era). These names compare to b.c. (before Christ) and a.d. (anno domini), which are utilized as a part of a few course books.

Knowledge and Skills Required for Taking CLEP Humanities


Questions on the Humanities examination require candidates to demonstrate the abilities listed below, in the approximate percentages indicated. Some questions may require more than one of the abilities.

•  Recognition of techniques such as rhyme scheme, medium, and matters of style, and the ability to identify them as characteristics of certain writers, artists, schools, or periods (30 percent of the examination)

•  Understanding and interpretation of literary passages and art reproductions that are likely to be unfamiliar to most candidates (20 percent of the examination).

•  Knowledge of factual information (authors, works, etc.) (50 percent of the examination)

The subject matter of the Humanities examination is drawn from the following topics. The percentages next to the topics indicate the approximate percent-ages of exam questions on those topics.

Examination Syllabus


The exam questions, drawn from the entire history of art and culture, are fairly evenly divided among the following periods: Classical, Medieval and Renaissance, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, nineteenth century, and twentieth century. At least 5-10 percent of the questions draw on other cultures, such as African, Asian, and Latin American. Some of the questions cross disciplines and/or chronological periods, and a substantial number test knowledge of terminology, genre, and style.

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