College of Professional and Continuing Studies
College of Professional and Continuing Studies
College of Professional and Continuing Studies
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College of Professional and Continuing Studies
Subject Exams

Subject exams are offered in the areas of behavioral and social sciences, business, literature, foreign languages, history and political science, and mathematics and science. Each subject exam covers material taught in a one - semester undergraduate course. Most subject exams are 90 minutes long and are composed of multiple-choice questions. Study guides may be available in the La Salle Campus Bookstore or through CLEP Web site: www.collegeboard.com/CLEP.


Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Educational Psychology includes topics such as principles of learning, teaching methods and classroom management, child growth and development, and evaluation and assessment of learning. None. EDC 103 -- 3 credits -- required score 50.
General Psychology includes topics such as learning and cognition, behavior, personality, perception, motivation and emotion, Iife-span development, and social psychology. Not available to students who have credit for any other Psychology course except PSY 310-311. PSY 155 -- 3 credits -- required score 50.
Human Growth and Development deals with development in early and middle childhood. Requires understanding of the major theories and research related to physical, mental, emotional, social, and personality development, and ability to apply this knowledge to child rearing, child care, and educational services. None. PSY 210 -- 3 credits -- required score of 50.
Introductory Macroeconomics covers the principles of economics that apply to a total economic system, particularly the general levels of output and income and interrelations among sectors of the economy. Emphasizes the determinants of aggregate demand and the monetary and fiscal policies appropriate to achieve particular policy objectives. Not available to students who have credit for any other Economics course except ECN 213-214. ECN 150 -- 3 credits -- required score 53.
Introductory Microeconomics covers the principles of economics that apply to the functions of groups, organizations, and individuals within the larger economic system. Emphasizes analytical capabilities rather than a factual understanding of institutions and policies. Not available to students who have credit for any advanced Economics course, except ECN 213-214. ECN 201 - 3 credits -- required score 54.
Introductory Sociology deals with social institutions; stratification; social patterns, processes, and changes; and the sociological perspective. Emphasizes facts and concepts as well as general theoretical approaches used by sociologists. Not available to students who have credit for any other course in Sociology except SOC 301-302.Day division students must be juniors or seniors. SOC 150 -- 3 credits -- required score 50.

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Business

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Information Systems and Computer Applications requires familiarity with computer hardware and software; system development; design tools and programming logic; data management; telecommunications; organization and user support systems; information processing; and social and ethical issues.

Not available to students who have credit for any Computer Science courses.

Not available to School of Business Day students.

CSIT 154 or CSC 151

or

CSC 152-- 3 credits -- required score 50.

May be used to fulfill core requirement in Computer Science.

Introduction to Management deals with the principles of management and organization in a variety of settings. Requires knowledge of human resources and operational aspects of management but emphasizes functional aspects of management. Not available to students who have credit for any advanced Organizational Management course with the exception of MGT 352. BUS 203 -- 3 credits -- required score 50.
Financial Accounting includes the principles of both financial and managerial accounting. Unprogrammed hand calculator permitted. Not available to students who have credit for any advanced Accounting course. BUS 101 --3 credits -- required score 50.
Introductory Business Law deals primarily with the functions of contracts in American business law and the legal environment of law. Also includes torts, the history and sources of American law, legal systems and procedures, agency and employment, partnerships and corporations, and other topics. Not available to students who have credit for any advanced Law course. BUS 303 -- 3 credits -- required score 50.
Introductory Marketing deals with marketing in the economy; buyer behavior and consumption patterns; role of the environment in marketing; marketing functions and institutions; and selected issues and policies related to marketing problems, strategies, and decisions. Not available to students who have credit for any other Marketing course. BUS 204 -- 3 credits -- required score 50.

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Literature

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American Literature deals with the prose and poetry written in the United States from colonial times to the present. Primarily a test of knowledge about literary works their content, their backgrounds, and their authors. Not available to students who have credit for any part of the
ENG 248-249 sequence or who have credit for ENG 353 or 446 or 447.
ENG 248 or 249-- 3 credits --
required score 50.
Analyis and Interpretation of Literature assesses the ability to analyze and interpret passages presented in the test book, including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama. Familiarity with specific literary works not required. Familiarity with literary terms needed. Not available to students who have credit for any literature courses.

ENG 150 -- 3 credits -- required score 50.

May be used to fulfill first literature requirement in Patterns of Meaning.

English Literature deals with the prose, poetry, and drama written by British authors from 1500 to the present. Requires knowledge of the major authors and literary works and familiarity with common literary terms (e.g., metaphor and personification) and basic literature forms (e.g., sonnet and ballad). Not available to students who have credit for any part of the ENG 246 or 353 or 442 or their equivalent. ENG 246 -- 3 credits -- required score 50.

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Foreign Languages

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College French levels 1 or 2 -- A single examination that covers the French language skills usually learned from the end of the first year through the second year of college study. Includes reading and listening skills.To be taken for maximum 6 credits only. Not available to students who have credit for any French language course.

Level 1 -- FRN 101-102 -- 6 credits --- required score 50.

Level 2 -- FRN 201-202-- 6 credits -- required score 62.

College Spanish levels 1 or 2 -- A single examination that covers the Spanish language skills usually learned from the end of the first year through the second year of college study. Includes reading and listening skills.To be taken for maximum 6 credits only. Not available to students who have credit for any Spanish language course.

Level 1 -- SPN 101-102-- 6 credits required score 50

or

Level 2 -- Spanish 201-202 -- 6 credits -- required score 66

College German levels 1 or 2 -- A single examination that covers the German language skills usually learned from the end of the first year through the second year of college study. Includes reading and listening skills. To be taken for maximum 6 credits only. Not available to students who have credit for any German language course.

Level 1 -- GER 101-102 -- 6 credits required score 50

or

Level 2 -- GER 201-202 -- 6 credits -- required score 63.

Foreign Language exams are comprehensive and levels will be assigned according to final score. Once credit is assigned, the student may not repeat a language to attempt a higher score and level.

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History and Political Science

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American government emphasizes national government and includes topics such as the institutions and policy processes of the federal government, the federal courts and civil liberties, political parties and pressure groups, political beliefs and behavior, and the content and history of the Constitution. Not available to students who have credit for any advanced American government course. POL 151 -- 3 credits -- required score 55.
American History I: Colonization to 1877 covers the period of American history from the Spanish and French colonizations to the end of Reconstruction. Primary emphasis on the English colonies and the period of nationhood. Not available to students who have credit for HIS 155 or any related 300 or higher level History courses. HIS 300 -- 3 credits -- required score 56.
American History II: 1877 to the present covers the period of American history from the end of the Civil War to the present. Primary emphasis on the 20th century. Not available to students who have credit for HIS 155 or any related 300 or higher level History courses. History 305 -- 3 credits -- required score 57.
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 covers the civilizations of Ancient Greece, Rome, and the Near East; the Middle Ages; the Renaissance and Reformation; and early modern Europe. Not available to students who have credit for any related 300 or higher level History course. HIS 310 -- 3 credits -- required score 57.
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the present covers European history from the 17th century through post World War II, Includes political, economic, and cultural developments such as scientific thought, the Enlightenment, the French and Industrial Revolutions, nationalism, imperialism, the Russian Revolution, and World Wars I and II. Not available to students who have credit for any related 300 or higher level History course. HIS 311 -- 3 credits -- required score 56.

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Mathematics and Science

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Calculus with Elementary Functions includes topics from both differential and integral calculus, as well as algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Unprogrammed hand calculator permitted. Not available to students who have credit for MTH 221 or beyond. MTH 120 -- 4 credits -- required score 50.
Precalculus covers the material generally found in a first-semester calculus course, including algebraic equations, trigonometric and geometric functions and applications. May be taken by students planning to take calculus and other advanced mathematics. Online use of graphing calculator is required. See College Board’s Precalculus Resource Center for full details. Not available to students who have credit for MTH 120 or beyond. MTH 113 -- 4 credits -- required score 50.
General Biology covers three major areas of the biological sciences; molecular and cellular biology, organismal biology, and populational biology. Not available to students who have credit for any Biology course. BIO 157-158 -- 6 credits -- required score 50.
General Chemistry requires understanding of the structure and states of matter, reaction types, equations and stoichiometry, equilibrium, kinetics, thermo-dynamics, and descriptive experimental chemistry. Unprogrammed hand calculator permitted. Not available to students who have credit for any Chemistry course. CHM 111-112 -- 8 credits -- required score 50.

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