4 weeks / 6 hours per week
About This Course
It covers all of the substantive material that is usually taught in the first semester in Western civilization. Our goal as creators of this course is to prepare you to pass the College Board's CLEP examination and obtain college credit for free.
Through the guidance of Dr. David D. Flaten, professor of Western Civilization in the SUNY University System, this course will review the civilizations of Ancient Greece, Rome, and the Near East; the Middle Ages; the Renaissance and Reformation; and early modern Europe.
"Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648" is a completely self-paced course. It has no prerequisites and it is offered entirely for free.
How is this course organized?
This course is organized into six 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 an understanding on important factual knowledge of developments in Western civilization as well as the ability to identify the causes and effects of major historical events and reach conclusions on the basis of facts.
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, exercises, readings and interactive resources taught by a top quality university professor.
Navigating Through Our Platform
1. Pre-History: Early Civilizations
2. Greece and its Legacy
3. Rome: Republic to Empire
4. Development of Medieval Europe
5. Renaissance and Reformation
6. Early Modern Europe
Sample CLEP Questions
Questions 1 - 15
Questions 16 - 30
Questions 31 - 45
Questions 46 - 60
Questions 61 - 75
Questions 76 - 90
How Your Score Is Computed