CLEP Social Sciences-History

Social Sciences and History CLEP Exam Preparation

Online CLEP Exam Course for Social Sciences and History

CLEP exam prep social sciences and historyThe Social Sciences and History CLEP exam covers a wide range of topics within these disciplines. While the CLEP exam in Social Science and History is not based on a specific course, its content is drawn from introductory college courses that cover:

  • United States history;
  • Western civilization;
  • World history;
  • Government/political science;
  • Geography;
  • Sociology;
  • Economics;
  • Psychology; and
  • Anthropology.

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The CLEP Social Sciences and History exam gives students the opportunity to demonstrate that they possess the level of knowledge and understanding expected of college students who need to satisfy a distribution or general education requirement in the social sciences/history areas. Because the CLEP exam in Social Sciences and History covers such a wide variety of disciplines, it is more important to understand general concepts, principles, and time frames than to memorize lists of dates, names, or other facts.

CLEP exam study prepThe Social Sciences and History CLEP exam will require students demonstrate the following:

  • familiarity with terminology, facts, conventions, methodology, principles, theories, and generalizations;
  • the ability to understand, interpret, and analyze graphic, pictorial, or written material;
  • the ability to apply abstractions to particulars; and
  • the ability to apply hypotheses, concepts, theories, or principles to given data.

The CLEP exam in Social Sciences and History allows 90 minutes to answer 120 questions in the following topic areas:

History (40% of CLEP Exam)

  • U.S. History (17% of CLEP Exam)
    • Exploration & Colonization
    • Establishing Independence
    • The Early Years
    • The Civil War
    • Post Civil War – 1930s
    • World War II – Present
  • Western Civilization (15% of CLEP Exam)
    • The Ancient World
    • The Middle Ages
    • The Modern World
  • World History (8% of CLEP Exam)
    • African History
    • History of the Far East
    • Native American History

Social Sciences (60% of CLEP Exam)

  • Political Science (13% of CLEP Exam)
    • Man, The State, & Society
    • Comparative Political Systems
    • Political System of the United States
    • The U.S. Constitution
  • Economics (11% of CLEP Exam)
    • Types of Economic Systems
    • Consumer & Production Theories
    • Business Decisions
    • Fiscal Policies
    • Role of Government
  • Sociology (10% of CLEP Exam)
    • The Study of Society & Culture
    • Social Institutions
    • Social Processes
    • Social Stratification
    • Social Patterns
  • Psychology (10% of CLEP Exam)
    • History
    • Learning & Cognition
    • Motivation, Emotions, & Development
    • Sensation, Perception, & Consciousness
    • Personality & Abnormality
  • Geography, Climatology & Ecology (10% of CLEP Exam)
    • Geography
    • Climatology
    • Ecology
  • Anthropology & Archeology (6% of CLEP Exam)
    • Anthropology
    • Archaeology
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