There are no bad questions. Always ask if you have a question. If you are not comfortable asking in class, you may always ask me after class or during office hours. Or you may email me questions.
We must respect each other and our differences while in the classroom. This class is an open forum, a place where every member of the class has the opportunity and should feel comfortable raising questions, voicing opinions, and engaging in debate. Disrespect will not be tolerated. You are encouraged to voice your disagreement with my interpretations or with the views of your classmates as long as you do so in a scholarly, respectful and informed fashion.
Attendance is mandatory. Please arrive to class on time out of respect for your classmates and myself. If you arrive more than 10 minutes late, you will be marked absent.
If you have a documented disability and need extra time or alternative accommodations for your exams, please contact the AES office before the first exam. To be sure you are complying with university policy, and taking full advantage of the university's resources, please visit http://www.iupui.edu/~sldweb/aes/
In general, late work will only be accepted in cases of illness and then only if supported by a note from the student health services or a physician. But please consult with me if you should be sick, have a car accident, family emergency, etc.
Late papers must be dated and initialed by a History Department secretary before being placed in my departmental mailbox. Papers not dated and initialed will be assumed to have been turned in the day I collect my mail. Unexcused late papers and exams will lose 1/3 of a letter grade for each day they are late. An “A” paper due at 8:00 on Thursday that is turned in after discussion but by 5:00 PM Thursday would receive a grade of “A-”. The same paper turned in Friday would receive a “B+”. Turning the paper in on Monday would lower the grade to a “B,” etc.
Inform yourself of the university’s policy on plagiarism. Students should refer to the IU Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct’s section on Academic Misconduct (http://www.iupui.edu/code) as a guide to the University’s, and thus this class’s, policies regarding cheating, fabrication, plagiarism and students’ other academic responsibilities.
Inform yourself of the university’s withdrawal policies. It is your responsibility to withdraw from class. I cannot administratively drop you.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need to get in contact with me, please use this email address. DO NOT USE THE ONCOURSE MESSAGE SYSTEM. I do not use that system and will not be checking it.