Please don’t be late. You are an essential part of the class. Your participation is an essential part of the class. If you are late, please be courteous to others when entering.

BE PRESENT WHEN YOU ARE IN CLASS. Please do not distract from the class by doing other activities such as phone calls, email, facebook, chat/IM/texting, games, web surfing – unless it has a direct bearing on the course. Then, by all means, surf away!

Attendance is expected. Sometimes you cannot avoid missing a class. If you need to be away from class, it is your responsibility to catch up on the materials discussed in the class. Assignments will be collected via tools, so there are very few acceptable excuses for late assignments. Please be proactive whenever possible in alerting me or the TA’s when you find it impossible to turn work in on time.