Study Guide for Final Exam, POLSC 271, Fall 2010
[Last edited 12-8-10]
Dear Students in 271:
Study Guide for the Final Exam in POLSC 271
So that you can have everything in a single file, I am including both the final set of long-essay
questions and a list of potential short-essay items.
If any of you find errors or incorrect page
references and notify me, I will email the correction to my class list.
Office Hours and Contacts During Exams and Next Year
Since regularly scheduled office hours end with the last classes on Friday, Dec 10, let me note that I
will be available in my office (HW 1720) on Tuesday, Dec 14, from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
I will not
hold office hours on other days.
Thus, Tuesday, Dec 14 is the last chance to meet me in office
Because I will be teaching the Hunter Education Abroad course in Brazil in January, I will not be
available again until the Spring 2011 semester begins.
I will try to check my email while I’m in
Brazil, but right now I can’t know for sure that my access will be easy.
If you need to reach me after the course ends, let me remind you that, even though my courses last
only a semester, my numbered inboxes are forever.
Without a course number in the subject line, I
am not likely to find email from you.
After the last class session, you can slip your term papers under my office door.
There is less
chance of a mix-up if you leave papers under my door than if you leave them in the department
Final Exam Format and Rules
The final exam will take place in our classroom, HW 1729, on Tuesday, December 21, from 11:30
a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Please note that this exam is scheduled for a DIFFERENT TIME from our usual
When I teach two different sections of the same course, I usually allow students to request
permission to take the exam with the other section, i.e., day-session students may take the exam
with the evening-session class, and vice versa, provided that enough seats are available for
In Fall 2010, however, I am teaching only a day-session section of 271, so there is no
other exam to switch to.
Please take bathroom breaks before the exam begins.
If you must leave the room, however, please
leave your exam booklet with me before you step out and then pick it up from me when you return.
When you finish the exam, please slip your exam sheet into the exam booklet before handing it in.
If you bring the permitted sheet of notes to the exam, you must also slip that into your booklet.
ExamPrep271F10, p. 1
[Last edited, 12-8-10]