Final Exam, this Tuesday (12/14)!!

The final exam for PHIL 3211 will be this Tuesday, 12/14. You may start any time between 6 and 8:30pm, but once you start, you will have only 75 minutes (that is, 1 hr 15 mins) to complete it; any time you take beyond that will be penalized, 2 pts/minute. 

You will receive a link to the exam at 6pm in whatever email you have registered on Blackboard. You can also find it under “Content” in Blackboard after 6:00pm. 

The exam is open book and open notes. I recommend that you study carefully for it by filling out the study sheet ahead of time. Most of the questions require understanding concepts, not simply repeating answers from the study sheet. I will be available via email between 6 and 8:30pm, if you have any questions or technical problems. 

Do NOT plagiarize from the internet. Utilizing answers from class materials and lectures is acceptable. Plagiarism from the internet is grounds for a zero score on the test.

If you need a special exception you need to contact me. If for some reason you don’t contact me and also don’t take it at the appointed time, you will need a documented excuse (either medical or related to bereavement) for permission to take it at another time.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Dr. M

Please remember to complete student evaluations of teaching (SETs)!!

In our last class, we took time to complete these. If you weren’t there or didn’t complete it, please take a moment to evaluate this class! 

You can find a link to your personal evaluation form in your City Tech email. Look for an email that says the name of this course, and has the following attributes: 

i. Sender Name: NYC College of Technology Course Evaluations

ii. Address: SPSSurveys@scantron.com

Any feedback you can give will be helpful and much appreciated. 

Thanks!

Dr. MacDougall

 

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT 3, DUE 12/7

In the “Risky Business” podcast, Barry Lam illustrates several problems with the way that the US justice system uses probabilistic data. Which problem with the use of probabilistic data in criminal justice that Lam discusses do you think is the most important*? Explain why. Your discussion should be 200-300 words. Please upload the assignment to turnitin.com before class begins at 6pm. 

*Note that, in order to explain why the problem you have chosen is the most important, you will have to compare it to one or more of the other problems he discusses.