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Test taking: There are no make-up quizzes. No talking is permitted during a quiz.

Attendance and Punctuality Policy: Come to class and be on time. Attendance points can only be earned for coming to class on time and staying in class for the entire duration. In accordance with ECC policy, 4 absences can lead to being dropped from the course. First tardy excused, after which each instance of being late to class will lead to 2 points being detracted from your grade.

Class Discussions: Students will be active participants in the course. Be prepared to discuss readings and topics in detail.

I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.” -Dudley Field Malone.

Many of the topics discussed in class are intended to spark debate and thoughtful discussion. Be respectful of each other’s ideas. Be patient and allow peers to complete their remarks. Be positive and constructive in group discussions.

Respect: It is essential that all students in class treat each other with respect. Learning can only take place in a positive environment and all students are expected to behave accordingly: 1. Sidebar conversations during class are unacceptable 2. Negative comments towards other students are unacceptable 3. Any talking during a quiz or student/guest presentation is unacceptable  

The El Camino College faculty, staff, and administration are dedicated to maintaining an optimal learning environment. The standards of behavior as outlined above are essential to the maintenance of a quality college environment. Violation of classroom policies will lead to disciplinary action.  

Cell Phones: Silence cell phones during class, texting is not permitted. Please handle personal matters before/after class or during the break.

Written Assignments: All assignments must be typed. Proof read your written work before turning it in. Excessive errors in grammar, spelling, or punctuation will result in detracted points.  El Camino College provides free writing and Internet assistance in the Writing Center located in Humanities 122, (310) 660-3873. 

ADA: Any student who feels he/she may need an accommodation based on a disability can contact the instructor privately to discuss their specific needs. If you have questions regarding if you qualify for course adaptations or special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act, you may contact the El Camino College Special Resource Center at (310) 660-3295 or http://www.elcamino.edu/academics/src/.

Academic Integrity: Plagiarism occurs when you knowingly submit someone else’s ideas or words as your own. Plagiarism is an act of intentional deception that will result in automatic failure of the course. Reference all materials using the American Psychological Association (APA) or Modern Language Association (MLA) Style Guide. Visit http://www.bibme.org/ for free assistance.

E-mail Etiquette:  When sending an e-mail to any member of the faculty or staff,  be aware of your audience and write in a professional manner.  This means opening the email with an

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