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Class Policies

The following policies (many are generally assumed in most classes at Lander University) are explicitly stated here because these policies help protect fairness of the course evaluation for the class as a whole.

Make-Up Policy 

Unfortunately, the Humanities Division does not provide space for offering make-up tests and quizzes. No tests or quizzes can be made-up during the regular semester in this course even though students might have good reasons for missing class.  If you miss one or more regularly scheduled tests during the semester with an excused absence, your grade for that test or tests is established by the grade achieved on the appropriate section of the comprehensive final examination. An excused absence is granted for emergency situations only.  For example, if you had an excused absence for the first test on "Logic and Languge"  your grade on that test would be established by your grade achieved on the section of the Comprehensive Final Examination dealing with "Logic and Language."

Plagiarism 

Students are expected to do their own work in this course. To use another writerís or speakerís ideas without giving credit by means of standard documentation is plagiarism. If you look at another student's paper during a quiz or test, your paper will not be graded.  You will have an opportunity to explain your reasons before the Honor Council.  Cases of plagiarism, cheating, and academic dishonesty will be brought before the Honor Council. For more information, see The Lander University Student Handbook.  The Academic Honor Code is strictly  followed in this course..

Class Attendance 

Students are expected to attend all classes; there is no allowed number of "free cuts." In the case of unavoidable absences, you are responsible for making up work done in class. In accordance with University policy, if you attend less than 75% of the scheduled class meetings, you will not receive credit for the course. Any student arriving late for class or leaving early from class will be counted absent from that class period. (This policy is in your interest since attendance is essential for understanding some of the complex reasoning processes covered in this course and is at the heart of doing well in logic.)

Anyone missing class is responsible for obtaining the class notes and assignments from a classmate or the discussion list.  Most book notes and class lectures are online at http://philosophy.lander.edu/logic. The Logic Discussion List is also a good place to ask for help, especially if you are hesitant to ask a classmate for assistance.  Be sure to contact your instructor as soon as academic difficulties first arise.

Learning Disabilities

If you have now or develop during this semester a physical or a learning disability and you want your instructors to make reasonable accommodations, you must see Mr. Lafayette Harrison (LC 345, telephone (864) 388-8814) and provide him with appropriate documentation unless you have already done so in the past. Once Mr. Harrison is aware of your disability, he will inform all of your instructors each semester you attend Lander University unless you ask him in writing not to do so. For additional information see Disabled Student Information on the Lander University Website.

Closing of the University   

If hazardous weather conditions or any other state of emergency necessitate University closing, the information should be available from the Lander automated information system (telephone (864) 388-8400) or any of these other public sources:

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For additional information about class policies, check the FAQ for Introduction to Logic.


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