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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 in this course even though students have good reasons for missing class. Thus, tests cannot be made-up for any reason. 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 to miss the first test on "Logic and Languge" because of a medical emergency, your grade on that test would be established by your grade achieved on the section of the 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. Plagiarism in this course results in a failing grade. Cheating or academic dishonesty on tests, quizzes, or papers results in a failing grade, as well.

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. This policy is in your interest, especially in this course, since attendance is essential for understanding and analyzing some of the complex argumentation discussed. 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.  Some book notes and class lectures are online at or a mirror site 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.
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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