The final exam will consist of definitions, short answers, and medium-length essay questions.  It will ask you to discuss, integrate, and compare materials from throughout the class, but will emphasize those studied after the midterm.

Two medium-length essay questions will together count for 120 points on the final exam, which is worth a total of 250.  For the final, I will randomly chose two of the four questions posted on the Assignments Page, word for word.  Thus, if you have studied and prepared thorough answers to all five questions, this section should go very well.

Please Note:

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 and thorough attention to dates, practices, texts, etc.