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6) Class Participation (10%)
Policy on late assignments and class participation: Unless there is a written excuse (either for medical or other personal emergency), late assignments will be docked half a grade during the first week of lateness and a full grade for the second week of lateness. Late assignments will not be accepted after two weeks. Missed examinations can only be made up if there is a valid written excuse for emergency reasons. The class participation grade is almost entirely based on class attendance, with extra credit accruing for active discussion. Two or fewer unexcused absences will not affect the class participation grade. However, each subsequent absence will deduct 25% of the class participation grade. So, for example, after 6 unexcused absences, the class participation grade might be 0. Absence from the mandatory field trip on October 7th will deduct 50% from the class participation grade.
Please note: As a rule, incomplete grades are not given in this course. If you cannot be present for the exams, you should not register for the course.
Statement of Academic Rights and Responsibilities: Freedom to teach and freedom to learn are inseparable facets of academic freedom. The University has a policy statement on Student and Faculty and Academic Rights and Responsibilities which can be accessed through the following link: http://policies.temple.edu/getdoc.asp?policy_no=03.70.02.
Exceptional Accommodations: Any student who has a documented need for accommodation based on the impact of a disability should discuss the matter privately with me within the first two weeks of classes. The student should also contact Disability Resources and Services at (215) 204-1280.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: This syllabus is subject to change, in the event of unforeseen circumstances, or in the case that changes will significantly enhance the quality of the course.