Conduct: We are in a learning environment. Be polite, courteous, responsible, and considerate.
Respect: We will maintain the utmost respect for each other’s, culture,
race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, political affiliation, physiognomy, physical challenges, and socio-economic status.
Discrimination based on any of the above will not be tolerated. This class will exemplify tolerance, and understanding in the same way the wider campus and society in general foster and encourage respect and tolerance.
Respect for Diversity: The study of history involves discussion on several topics: social, political, religious, military, economic, and cultural. The past is not always pleasant. The class material, text and supplementary readings are not tailored to suit any personal or particular point of view. As a result, be prepared to be offended more than once if you are not open to other opinions and to diverse points of views.
Cheating: Cheating is against college policy and belittles personal integrity. Cheating or any form of dishonesty related to this class will result in prompt academic discipline. Persons caught cheating will receive an F for the test or be dropped from the course with a grade of F.
Plagiarism: Plagiarism, passing off another’s work as your own, is also against college policy and it is not tolerated. Persons caught plagiarizing will be dropped from the course with a grade of F.
Intellectual exchange: Academic and intellectual exchanges are encouraged. Freedom of speech is honored in this class; however, personal attacks reveal questionable academic and intellectual skills and are therefore not allowed.
Eating Mealtime should be before or after class, not during class.
Cell phones: All cell phones and paging devices must be turned off during class. Make and receive calls before and after class.
Sleeping: Always get a good night’s sleep. Even if you do not snore, sleeping is not permitted during class lectures.
Disrupting Class: Frequent leaving and entering the class during lectures is very disruptive to lecturer and fellow students and is therefore unacceptable. Do all out-of -class business before or after class, not during class.
Class Time: This is not an online class. We have a contract. You are expected to be in class promptly at 8:00 a.m. and remain until 9:20 a.m. I will keep my part of this contract with you. I expect you to keep your part of this contract with me.
Encouragement: Study! Do your readings and complete all assignments! Good luck! Enjoy history!