COMM 487/597 — Instructor: Prof. Werner Antweiler
Exams

Both midterm and final exam are made up of three parts: a true/false quiz, a numerical exercise, and a set of short-answer questions. The latter will account for at least 40% of the exam.
 
Midterm Exam
 
A 60-minute midterm exam will be held in-class on Thursday, October 13, 2016. This exam covers all material in the sessions up to and including Tuesday October 11, 2016 (chapters 1–5 in the textbook). The format of the midterm exam will be as follows:

  • Part I: 30 true/false statements, grouped into ten blocks or "themes" with three statements each. You should allocate about 20 minutes to this section (2 minutes per block). Part I is worth 30 points.
  • Part II: 3 short-answer questions. One question will cover environmental economics, one will will cover environmental law, and the third question covers material from the introductory sections. Each question will have two or three parts that will guide you through the question. You should allocate about 36 minutes to this section (12 minutes per question). Part II is worth another 30 points.
The midterm exam is worth 60 points in total, split half an half between the two sections.
 
In addition to the study questions in the textbook, a sample exam is available in the same place as the lecture notes. The sample midterm exam is available in two versions. One is the actual exam, and the other version contains the answer key.
 
Final Exam
 
A 120-minute final exam wil be held on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 08:30 in ANGU 241. You are required to remain in attendance at UBC until the exam is held; there will be no advance exams. The final exam is cumulative in content. No tutorials or recapitulation sessions will be held before the exams.
 
The format of the final exam will be as follows:
  • Part I: 48 true/false statements, grouped in 12 blocks or "themes" with 4-5 statements each. You should allocate about 36 minutes to this section (3 minutes per block). Part I is worth 48 points.
  • Part II: 4 short-answer questions. Each question will have two or three parts that will guide you through the question. You should allocate about 60 minutes to this section (15 minutes per question). Part II is worth another 40 points.
  • Part III: a numerical exercise about life-cycle analysis. You should allocate about 24 minutes to this section. This section is worth 12 points.
The final exam is worth 100 points in total.
 
I am providing a set of study questions that will help you prepare for the exams.
 
Missed Exams

Please review the Policy on Missed Exams on my Course Conduct Polies page.

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