• Course Type CLEP
  • Subject Composition and Literature
  • Level Introductory
  • Length 6 Weeks
  • Effort 6 hours/Week
  • Institution Modern States


This course reviews materials intended to acquire a general knowledge of literature, art, music and the other performing arts. Our goal is to prepare you to pass the College Board’s CLEP examination and obtain college credit for free.

Through the guidance of Dr. José Antonio Mazzotti, from Tufts University, this course will provide a broad coverage in Humanities, with questions on all periods from classical to contemporary, and in many different fields: poetry, prose, philosophy, art, architecture, music, dance, theater and film.

“Humanities” is a completely self-paced course. It has no prerequisites and it is offered entirely for free.


  • José Antonio Mazzotti, Ph.D.

    Tufts University

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