Read and listen to material
Practice and expand skills
Check basic understanding
Get personal attention from professor
Discuss and ask questions about material
No collaboration, can retake for average grade
Collaboration allowed with citation
2 in-class midterms (35%)
Open book, no collaboration
Corrections to regain 1/2 points
Take-home final (25%)
One week, open book
In case of technical problems, illness, stress, and other issues, the drop policy will apply. Missed/late work will receive a grade of zero, but your lowest four checkpoint scores and lowest homework score will be automatically dropped.
We focus on learning and mastery, reserving discussions of grades only for cases in which I have made a clerical error.
You deserve to be addressed in the manner you prefer. To guarantee that I address you properly, you are welcome to tell me your pronoun(s) and/or preferred name at any time, either in person or via email.
We embrace diversity of age, background, beliefs, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, and other visible and non-visible categories. I do not tolerate discrimination.
I want you to succeed in this course. Contact [email protected] for learning accommodations. For personal issues, stress, health problems or life circumstances, contact the Dean's office at x4171. Contact me if you have other special circumstances. I will find resources for you.
You deserve a community free from discrimination, sexual harassment, a hostile environment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. If you experience or know of a Title IX violation, you have many options for support and/or reporting; see titleix.williams.edu.
The honor code is a cornerstone of our learning community and of this course. This syllabus (above) specifies when collaboration is allowed. It is your responsibility to know and follow academic integrity policies. I will gladly answer any questions you have.