Departmental Policies

Attendance Policy: The policy of the department of social sciences is that students must attend class. Some absences may be unavoidable but should be rare. Individual instructor’s attendance policy is written in course syllabi and the department supports instructor discretion to impose penalties up to letter grade penalties as appropriate for student class absences.

Class Waiting Lists: The default position for the department of social sciences is that there are no waiting lists for courses. Individual instructors may establish and maintain such waiting lists for an individual course at the instructor’s discretion after informing the department coordinator and the department chair in writing of their intent to do so for a particular course. It will be the students responsibility to contact the instructor during the add drop period to determine if a seat has become available. If a seat is available it is the student’s responsibility to take the appropriate measures to register for the course.

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