IV. COURSE REQUIREMENTS
The course will have a midterm, a final and a country report final paper. Class attendance and participation is mandatory. The number of absences you have will affect your grades (a letter grade for four unexcused absences). In addition, material discussed in class will appear on exams. A complete breakdown of my grading policy is attached. Finally, be aware that the University of Maryland has a very strict and severe policy on plagiarism. If you borrow any wording, ideas, or even organization from another source, you should cite them. Note also that knowingly assisting another student in committing an act of cheating is another form of academic dishonesty.
V. GRADING POLICY
59 & below
Please feel free to consult with me about any questions related to your work and your grades in the course of the semester. Due to privacy concerns, however, I will not discuss your grades electronically or over the phone at any time during or after the semester. Make-up tests are not given, except under exceptional circumstances, i.e. illness, death in the family, religious holiday. In these cases I must be informed prior to the exam or assignment due date.
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