Frequently asked questions
When and where the final examination will take place?
The final examination will be on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 15:30. The duration of the exam is 2 h. It is your responsibility to be available. There will be no additional or extra final except for situations in agreement with Academic regulations. In accordance with these regulations, missed exams cannot be made up except on written medical grounds and notification prior to exam date. Please double-check the date and location posted here on the official SSC system (There might be changes to room and time at a later date).
Please see also rules governing formal examinations for additional information.
What does the final examination include?
(a) all content of all lectures and required reading packages including guest lectures and field trips.
(b) all concepts of assignments A1 to A4
(c) all assigned and posted reading packages
There is an emphasis on the material after the midterm exam. About 80% of the questions cover material taught and discussed after midterm.
What type of questions will be part of the final examination?
There will be multiple-choice questions (Part A, 36% of exam), short answer questions (Part B, 32%), and 2 integrative long answer questions (C, 32%). For the long answer questions you choose to answer 2 out of 4 potential questions.
Are there examples of exams from previous years?
Below is are exams from 2014, 2015 and 2016 - but the human geography part of the course was taught by different instructors, and with different content - so you cannot answer all questions. The ones you cannot answer in 2017 are strikethrough or highlighted in red.
If I have specific questions who can I contact?
Do I have to do calculations in the exam?
No. There are no questions that require calculations in the final exam.
Can I use a calculator or computer?
No, there is no need to do calculations with a calculator or computer.
Can I use notes, books or other materials?
No. There are no notes, books nor any other materials allowed during the final examination. It is a closed-book exam. The exam mostly focuses on the main concepts, and will not text detailed numbers, equations or values.
Can I write with pencil?
Yes. You can write with pencil.