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Testing out of History & Civics and Ethical Leadership requirements?
#1
BLUF:  Looking for test-out equivalency options for TESU courses that would meet the BA requirements for History/Civics and Ethical Leadership, with preference on DSST or CLEP if they have something equivalent. Thx!  Smile

Hi all,
I'm in my last semester at TESU and my degree plan is currently all set for me to finish with a degree in "Liberal Studies" because I have soooo many random credits and electives, and this was the one that granted me the most credits without having to take additional courses.

However, I was talking to another student about all of the foreign language credits I have, and they said why not use the What If scenario academic eval feature on the TESU website for changing my degree to Foreign Language, since that looks a bit more specialized than the rather generic "Liberal Studies" on a resume/etc. (Not sure anyone cares...thoughts?) 

Doing that, I discovered that I would still need one 3 credit course in History/Civics, however that is meant to be in the foreign language, and I already do have that credit, but they put it in the general History section on my academic eval. Sooo, I would likely try to get my advisor to move where they're applying that credit on my eval/transcript, and then I'll need just a normal (in English) History general education requirement, which I do not have at all.
Of course, TESU website only list the best TEST options there and while I will be sure to "Contact an Advisor"  Undecided before moving ahead with a potential degree plan change, we all know they are slow and sometimes more focused on trying to get students to take TESU courses than really help with other options (fair, I guess).  I will definitely make sure they will accept what I plan to do before proceeding, but I am betting I'll get better advisement here based on prior student experience regarding what may be my best way to test out of these requirements if I do indeed want to do the last-minute degree area change. I would also need one 3cr course in Ethical Leadership.

I don't really want to take any additional TECEPs (unless they're multiple choice Big Grin ) but I do have free DSST/CLEP testing available to me because of my military affiliation. I know that DSST did update DSST History of the Soviet Union and History of Vietnam War, but I don't have a lot of general knowledge on those topics so they may not be my best options.

Here are the suggestions from TESU on my Academic Evaluation:


History 3SH[b] (Not started)[/b]
Featured Course(s): HIS-114 American History II; HIS-113 American History I; HIS-210 Civil Rights Movement


Ethical Leadership 3SH[b] (Not started)[/b]
Featured Course(s) ETH-220 Leading the Way: A Path Towards Ethical Leadership (Zero Textbook Cost)



Thanks in advance for any suggestions shared.  Heart


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#2
Sophia.org has several US history options. US History I and II are similar to a single days-long exam in that there are no assignments at all. For Ethics, literally any Ethics will do. Sophia also has one of those, but it does require a paper. I would give Sophia Ethics a try, IMO.

Or take US History CLEP free through Modern States. Then take any of the DSST Ethics exams. https://iq3prod1.smartcatalogiq.com/en/C...DSST-Exams
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Clep: Us history I or II
Dsst: ethics In america
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@WHOASIS1, If you're getting cheap discounts due to the affiliation for military, take the CLEP/DSST route. Having said that, depending on the energy/time you have and speed you would want to finish these, if you're looking to go a bit quicker, it may be easier to do the Sophia.org option for both the courses in 1 month.
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There is no Civics/History requirement at TESU - that's not a thing. So the question is, is the course you need in Section B? Because if so, then you need a course in the Civic Engagement area, then the only CLEP or DSST that will work there is the American Government CLEP exam.

If you need a course in Ethics, DSST has Ethics in America or Ethics in Technology.
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(03-31-2023, 08:22 AM)dfrecore Wrote: There is no Civics/History requirement at TESU - that's not a thing.  So the question is, is the course you need in Section B?  Because if so, then you need a course in the Civic Engagement area, then the only CLEP or DSST that will work there is the American Government CLEP exam.

If you need a course in Ethics, DSST has Ethics in America or Ethics in Technology.

My BALS evaluation requires a history course. It's section 1:C

History 3SH[b] (Not started)[/b]
Featured Course(s): HIS-114 American History II; HIS-113 American History I; HIS-210 Civil Rights Movement
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(03-31-2023, 10:30 AM)RJ77 Wrote:
(03-31-2023, 08:22 AM)dfrecore Wrote: There is no Civics/History requirement at TESU - that's not a thing.  So the question is, is the course you need in Section B?  Because if so, then you need a course in the Civic Engagement area, then the only CLEP or DSST that will work there is the American Government CLEP exam.

If you need a course in Ethics, DSST has Ethics in America or Ethics in Technology.

My BALS evaluation requires a history course. It's section 1:C

History 3SH[b] (Not started)[/b]
Featured Course(s): HIS-114 American History II; HIS-113 American History I; HIS-210 Civil Rights Movement

All degrees require a history course in section C.

The OP was saying they had to have a "Civics/History" course, and that is what we're talking about here.  A history course won't meet the "Civic Engagement" requirement.
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