Return to Syllabus   Dr. Andrew Wood
Office: HGH 210; phone: (408) 924-5378

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Attendance: In this class, we will frequently discuss issues and concepts that cannot be found in the assigned readings. Therefore, your participation is required. If you miss class, it is your responsibility to get class notes or other necessary information from a colleague.

Make-ups: Assignments are due at the beginning of the class period noted on the greensheet. Unless otherwise noted, unexcused late assignments may be made up. However, I deduct 10 percent per 24-hour period after the assignment is due.

Tardiness: Be seated when class begins. I reserve the right to alter your assignment requirements if you are excessively tardy.

Extra Credit: I do not offer extra credit. Given the many resources I make available in this class, I believe that every student has an opportunity to earn 500 points. Moreover, grading extra assignments for students who request "extra credit" is unfair to other students who work within the 500-point limit.

Cell phones, pagers, and other electronic leashes: Please switch all of your communication devices to non-audible status while in the classroom.

Campus policy in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act: "If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, or if you need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible, or see me during office hours. Presidential Directive 97-03 requires that students with disabilities register with DRC to establish a record of their disability."

Academic Integrity Statement (from Office of Judicial Affairs): "Your own commitment to learning, as evidenced by your enrollment at San José State University and the University’s Academic Integrity Policy, requires you to be honest in all your academic course work. Faculty are required to report all infractions to the Office of Judicial Affairs. The policy on academic integrity can be found at:"