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Social Sciences and History

Social Sciences and History

4 weeks / 6 hours per week

About This Course

It covers a wide range of topics from the social sciences and history disciplines, although is based on no specific college course. Its content is drawn from introductory college courses that cover United States history, Western civilization, world history, economics, geography, and political science.

Our course, taught by Dr. Ethan Hawkley, from Wesley College, will review the fundamentals in the social sciences and history areas.

“Social Sciences and History” is a completely self-paced course. It has no prerequisites and it is offered entirely for free. Our goal as creators of this course is to prepare you to pass the College Board's CLEP examination and obtain college credit.

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How is this course organized?

This course is organized into five major modules that contain short video lessons, exercises and reading.

All of the course material has been released at once so you can complete it anytime.

What do I need to pass the CLEP exam?

You need to demonstrate familiarity with terminology, facts, conventions, methodology, concepts, principles, generalizations, and theories on Social Sciences and History.

The exam contains approximately 120 questions to be answered in 90 minutes. Please examine our syllabus.

How does this course differ from other CLEP textbooks and traditional courses?

This online course includes a carefully structured series of video lectures and exercises taught by a top quality university professor.




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CLEP Program   

Modern States Education Alliance   

Introduce Yourself

1. World History and Western Civilization

1.0 Introduction to World History and Western Civilization   

1.1 Pre Classical Era, 250,000 BP-600 BCE   

1.2 Classical Era, 600 BCE-600 CE   

1.3 Post Classical Era, 600-1450   

1.4 Early Modern Era, 1450-1750   

1.5 Modern Era, 1750-1900   

1.6 Late Modern Era, 1900-Present   

1.7 Readings

2. US History

2.0 Introduction to US History   

2.1 Colonial Era and Revolution (1607-1789)   

2.2 Early Republic (1789-1850)   

2.3 Nation Torn Asunder (1850-1877)   

2.4 Becoming Modern (1877-1929)   

2.5 Depression and War (1929-1954)   

2.6 The Long 60's (1954-1976)   

2.7 A New World Order (1976-Present)   

2.8 Readings I

2.9 Readings II

3. Economics

3.0 Introduction to Economics   

3.1 The Economic Problem   

3.2 Supply and Demand   

3.3 Economic Systems   

3.4 The Public Sector in the American Economy   

3.5 Money and Banking   

3.6 The Federal Reserve System   

3.7 Readings

4. Geography

4.0 Introduction to Geography   

4.1 Terms and Maps   

4.2 Physical Geography   

4.3 Political Organization of Space   

4.4 Cultural Geography   

4.5 Population   

4.6 Rural Land Use   

4.7 Urban Land Use   

4.8 Spatial Interaction   

4.9 Readings

5. Government and Political Science

5.0 Introduction to Government and Political Science   

5.1 Comparative Government and Politics   

5.2 International Relations (IR)   

5.3 The US Constitution   

5.4 US Government Structure   

5.5 US Civil Rights   

5.6 US Elections and Political Parties   

5.7 US Political Culture and Special Interests   

5.8 Readings

Sample CLEP Questions

Questions 1 - 15

Questions 16 - 30

Questions 31 - 45

Questions 46 - 60

Questions 61 - 75

Questions 76 - 90

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Final Steps

Prof. Ethan Hawkley's Recommendation   

Register for the CLEP Exam   

Test Preparation Tips   

How Your Score Is Computed

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    4 weeks / 6 hours per week