ABOUT THE FINAL
The final exam will consist
of the following:
Multiple short essays
Two medium-length essay questions.
exam, I will ask you to discuss, integrate, and compare materials from
throughout the class, but will emphasize those studied after the midterm. The two medium-length essay
questions will together count for a significant portion of the final exam
grade. I have posted five essay questions on the Assignments page. For the final itself, I will choose two of
those questions. Thus, if you have studied and prepared thorough answers to all
five questions, this section should go very well. Given that you will have seen
the questions in advance, I will expect a high level of precision, detail, and
writing quality -- including the frequent use of appropriate terms (dharma,
moksha, Tirthankara, jiva, nirvana, etc.) and
thorough attention to dates, periods, practices, texts, etc.