Iss 225 John Molloy Final Exam Study Guide Fall Semester 2012

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Study Guide, Final Exam, Fall 2012 Unit IV: Courts and Civil Liberties

Professor Molloy

The final exam will be given in the regular classroom 109 South Kedzie Hall

Section 001 will take its final on Monday, Dec. 10 from 7:45-9:45 a.m.

Section 002 will take its test on Monday, Dec. 10 from 12:45 - 2:45 p.m.

The classroom is not large enough to accommodate two large sections, so you must take the exam when it is scheduled by the university.

The final will cover all reading assignments indicated on the course outline for Unit IV: all of Molloy book, Landmarks in Liberty; Chapter 6 in Politics, Power and Authority and lecture materials presented November 5th –December 6th.
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