Humanities 110

Introduction to the Humanities

Final Exam Instructions

The final exam for Hum 110 is Wednesday, May 11 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. You have four hours to write the exam. This is an open-book, open-note exam. While you may consult the assigned course materials, lectures, your notes, and handouts, you may not consult other online materials or other people for the duration of the exam. For this exam, as for all other exams at Reed, the Honor Principle applies. Failure to adhere to the requirements set out above will constitute academic misconduct.

The exam consists of three parts: 

  • Part One (approximately one hour; make sure to use some of this time for editing): Select 8 of 11 quotations/images.  The test identifies the passage/image by title (and author, where applicable), and your task is to articulate why the passage or image is important, what it reveals about the work as a whole and/or the times and places in which it was produced or read/viewed/performed. You should draw as explicitly as possible on ideas elaborated in the lectures and your conference.
  • Part Two (approximately one and one-half hours; make sure to use some of this time for editing): Select one of two essay questions that require you to trace a theme in three of the works we have studied this semester, including at least one from the Harlem unit and one from the Tenochtitlan/Mexico City unit.
  • Part Three (approximately one and one-half hours; make sure to use some of this time for editing): Select one of three essay questions, all of which require you to write on Invisible Man but may include comparison to other texts.

Your work is due, either in Vollum Lecture Hall or in your instructor’s electronic mailbox, no later than Wednesday, May 11, at 5:00 p.m. Students with accommodations will work with conference leaders to make arrangements. You may take the exam in Vollum lecture hall or from anywhere you have an internet connection.

When the exam goes live, it will be posted here.