Students are required to attend class. The lectures are an integral part of the course and excessive absences will be treated as a failure to fulfill the requirements of the class. Excused absences will always be allowed for serious health reasons, immediate family deaths, and/or for scheduled university activities. The student has the full responsibility to substantiate an absence as properly excused this means that the student will contact the Dean of Students office with any documentation (with the exception of university related absences in which case the responsible party will give students an official letter stating the absence). Any unsubstantiated absences will be considered unexcused. Any student who has more than three (3) unexcused absences will have their grade lowered one letter grade. Six unexcused absences will result in the student being dropped from the course. Regular and repeated tardiness will also be subject to the above penalty. Classes meet for one hour and twenty minutes and students are expected to participate in the entire class. Anyone who has cause to leave before the scheduled end of the class MUST notify me in advance. There is no excuse for disrupting a class by leaving early or regularly arriving late.
Western Civilization since 1500ISBN: 9781111342135