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Attendance

Class attendance is absolutely required. Because I understand that accidents and illnesses happen, I will allow you two non-emergency absences if--and only if--you complete all required readings and assignments by the class meeting following your absence. Each day you miss over two will constitute an unauthorized absence automatically unless you make specific arrangements with me in advance.

Please note that an email from the health center does not authorize additional absences. Short-term illness is the kind of thing the two authorized absences are meant to accommodate.

Every unauthorized absence will affect your grade. Three absences will lower your grade by 1/3, four by 2/3, five by a full grade. More than five absences will constitute failing the course. If you have extreme emergencies--such as a death in your immediate family, or an extended illness requiring hospitalization--contact me to make arrangements for your absence.

Arriving to class sessions on time is also important. Therefore, every three late entrances to class will count as one absence.

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