University of Kansas, Spring 2004
Philosophy 160: Introduction to Ethics
Ben Egglestoneggleston@ku.edu

Preview of final exam

The final exam will be given in the room in which we normally meet (110 Budig Hall) on Wednesday, May 19, at 1:30 p.m. Although the officially-scheduled final-exam period is two and a half hours long, the exam will be administered only in the first hour of the exam period. So, the final exam will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The exam will have three parts.

  1. The first part will be on meta-ethics. It will contain seven multiple-choice questions selected from, or derived from, quiz questions on chapters 15 and the questions on the meta-ethics test.
  2. The second part of the exam will be on normative ethics. Like the first part of the test, it will contain seven multiple-choice questions selected from, or derived from, the quiz questions and test questions from that part of the course.
  3. The third part of the exam will be on applied ethics. It will contain six multiple-choice questions selected from, or derived from, the study questions and the test questions on applied ethics.

You should study for each part of the final exam in the same way that you studied for the tests on the respective parts of the course. Start with the handouts provided in advance of the three tests, and review the main points of the theories and views we covered. The final exam is not meant to require more from you than the tests did, and it is certainly not meant to trick you. It is just meant to reward you for truly comprehending and absorbing the material of the course, rather than just memorizing it for the day of the test and then forgetting it. If you have been keeping up throughout the course, studying for the final exam should simply be a matter of reviewing what you already know rather than having to learn anything new, and then you should be able to do just fine.