Your participation in class is indispensable to your learning process and the success of the class. You will do a great deal of reading, researching, and writing. It will be essential for you to stay current with the reading. The knowledge in this class is cumulative and the homework is designed to support what is being taught. You must read all of the plays and do the homework questions before they are discussed in class.
Attendance Policy: This class meets twice per week. For purposes of grading, each absence in excess of two (one week) will lower your grade 1/3 point (A to A-, etc.) Three “lates”—later than 15 minutes—will equal one absence. A serious family matter, serious illness, injury, or a chronic condition is necessary to be excused beyond this policy.
Grading Policy: Homework, exams, and papers will be graded A-F. Spelling, grammar, usage, and punctuation all count towards your grade on papers. Stylistically, all papers for this class are to be considered formal. Proofread your work. Grade percentages are:
Homework: 50 percent of Final Grade
Class participation: 20 percent
Final paper: 30 percent
After the grades for the homework, tests, and papers are averaged, attendance is taken into consideration. Incompletes are given rarely and only as the result of serious and unusual circumstances. The professor reserves the right to take into consideration any special conditions beyond this grading policy that may apply to a fair and balanced evaluation of a student.
Communication Policy: I will be communicating with you from time to time via email. You need to check your Suffolk University email address regularly, ie: every day. I will not be sending email to any other account.
Cancellation Policy: In the event that the university cancels classes (such as for severe weather) or the professor's absence, students are expected to continue with homework as originally scheduled. These assignments are due at the next class meeting unless other instructions are posted at the course website or communicated via email. The professor will contact you via email, so be sure to check. If you do not receive an email from me, please contact me.