Trina has a story about a student at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Florida who had the following bonus question on a final exam:
Bonus Question 02 — What Book in the Bible describes the End Times (i.e. The Seven Seals, Tribulation, Armageddon, etc.)?
E. Genesus [sic]
This was for an Introduction to Computer Applications for Business course.
Although this was a bonus question, it provides an unfair disadvantage to those students who are not of a religion where they might have been exposed to the Bible or to those who are not religious at all. Besides, what place does a religious question have in a class that has absolutely nothing to do with religion? Granted it was an extra credit question, but that really isn’t the point.
Is there any course of action from here? Is it even worth pursuing?
I would think at least an email to the professor’s supervisor is in order.