6. Attendance and Participation 15%
Mid-term and final examinations: These will be open-book essay exams in which you will use the course material to discuss the perspectives on hypothetical case studies raising ethical and legal issues studied in the course
Required Course Readings: All readings are listed below on the syllabus. They are available on the CSULB Electronic Databases and CSULB E-reserve. Accessing these electronic resources will be demonstrated at the first class meeting.
Rules of Class Conduct: All papers should be typed, double-spaced, with one-inch margins around the page, and stapled. All pages should be numbered. The type pitch size should be 10 to 12-point and papers should be typed on a word processor.
Make-up exams and assignments will be granted only for University-mandated absences (e.g., serious illness or death in the immediate family) and documentation will be required. In the event of a missed examination or assignment, you must contact your breakout session instructor at your earliest opportunity to arrange an alternate exam date.
University policy on dropping and withdrawal from classes is set forth in the Fall 2006 Schedule of classes. Students are obligated to withdraw officially from their courses even if they have not attended. Depending on when you drop a course, withdrawals may require the signature of the instructor, chairperson, and the dean of the college. Drops are not permitted during the last three weeks of instruction, except under extremely extenuating circumstances such as grave illness or injury. Students who withdraw from the course have the responsibility of getting the proper signature and filling out the paperwork, otherwise, their names will appear on the grade sheet and the professors will be required to enter a grade.
Students are expected to come prepared for class and to actively participate throughout the semester.
Students are expected to treat each other and the professors and guest speakers with courtesy and respect. This means listening attentively and taking notes and avoiding distracting behavior; e.g., talking to friends or doing homework for other classes will not be permitted during class. Cell phones should be turned off during all classes. Although class discussion may become “heated,” please raise your hand and do not interrupt your colleague or the professors and guest speakers when s/he is speaking.
It is the responsibility of students to notify instructors in writing, in advance, of any special accommodation for a disability, as verified by the University.
The University policies on Cheating and Plagiarism will be followed strictly. (See Fall 2006 Schedule of Classes, pp. 51-52.) Students who have any questions or uncertainty whatsoever about this policy are responsible for meeting individually with the instructor to discuss the policy. Options available to instructors include failing a student for the course and reporting students to Judicial Affairs for possible probation, suspension, or expulsion. Please remember: as easy as it is for you to find papers on the World Wide Web which you steal and submit as your own work, it is just as easy for instructors to find the source of a stolen paper.