All students will maintain respect and courtesy for their classmates and for the instructor. Do not use pagers, cell phones, communicators, signal fires or other disruptive communication devices during class—THIS INCLUDES TEXTING. Turn off all such annoying devices before class begins. Frequent violation of this rule will result in a low class participation grade and egregious violations may result in the instructor lower the student’s semester grade. No profanity, lewd, rude, or social unacceptable behavior (and even some socially acceptable behavior may be questionable). “Free love” should not be practiced in class—hands off. Remember, although the United States practices democracy in a Constitutional Republic, this class is a benevolent dictatorship. If student conduct becomes unacceptable, the instructor will ask the student to leave and not return.