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 at the bottom of the Study Aids
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, ashtangayoga, dharana, nirvana,
etc.) and thorough attention to dates, periods, practices, texts, etc.