CLST 271: Classical Mythology
Fall Semester 2002
Dr. Jacqueline Long
Policies and Assessment
Grades will be based on:
The "midterm grade" will reflect the weighted average, pro-rated,
of the components completed to date: participation, work on projects,
|Participation (genuine, courteous, and substantive
contributions to class discussion and other in-class activities,
not merely attendance)
|First in-class examination
|Second in-class examination
|Performances and essays (includes collaborative group presentations
and individual written reports)
- Paper 2 will be optional for students who earn a grade
of A or B+ on Paper 1; Paper 2 will be required of students
whose grades of B or lower on Paper 1 show they can benefit from
additional work on research and writing skills.
- The figure used for this component will represent the
average of the grade(s) earned on Paper 1 and Paper 2 if
|Penalty for excessive absences (see below)
||-2.5% per absence falling within the definition of excess
Attendance and other policies
- Active discussion and collaboration are important components of this
course. If you are absent, not only do you miss what the class does,
but your colleagues (including me) lose your contribution to our
learning. It is a matter of respect, but far more importantly a matter
of self-respect: missing class is cheating yourself of the opportunity
to enrich your understanding of the reading with the insights of others
and to share your insights and questions with us.
- If you must miss class, please let me know as far in advance
- Legitimate absences (serious illness, non-negotiable appointments)
should be documented in writing. (Appointments with faculty and
administrators at Loyola SHOULD be possible to schedule for some time
other than meetings of classes for which you are enrolled.)
- Absences shall be defined as excessive, as follows:
- Each unexcused absence beyone a total of two absences,
excused or unexcused.
- Repeated chronic lateness (more than 10 minutes) shall be counted
as partial absences. Nevertheless, it is better to attend even part of
a class, late, than to miss it entirely. Just don't disturb your
- Absences will be totalled over the whole semester.
- Active cooperation on the collaborative presentations is expected
of all students. You owe it to one another as a courtesy, at very
least, to plan together in advance so that all members can participate
fully despite the burdens that everybody's busy schedule inevitably
- Exams can be rescheduled only for truly dire and documented reasons.
- Exams will involve both short-answer and essay questions.
- Write legibly and spell correctly. Thanks!
Additional University resources
The Learning Assistance
Center, on the Web and at
Damen Hall 101 on the Lakeshore Campus, offers workshops on topics
such as study skills and test taking. They will also help
arrange accommodations for students with disabilities.
Any practice of academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism,
obstructing the work of other students, etc.) perpetrated in this
course will result in failure of the coures.
Do not do it.
In addition, Loyola University requires that
"all instances of academic dishonesty must be reported to the
chairperson of the department
involved," who may be obliged to pursue more severe penalties.
See pp. 19-21 of the on-line
Studies Catalog (as counted by the pdf counter; I think it's 16-19
according to the corners of the pages as displayed).
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