Weekly Schedule and Class Attendance

Most courses receive three credit hours. Core courses generally follow a lecture format, sometimes with discussion sections. Electives and summer courses have a limited enrollment and are generally offered as seminars, requiring more student interaction.

The Dean’s Forum is held on many Thursdays from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. The forum is an opportunity to hear guest speakers and other presentations that students are expected to attend and so classes are not scheduled so as to avoid conflict. See the website’s events section for details. Additionally, every effort is made not to schedule classes in conflict with choir practice.

Students are expected to attend every scheduled meeting of a class. Instructors have the prerogative to set attendance policies for their individual classes and will state their policies in their syllabi. Absences may result in a reduction of the student’s grade up to and including a failing grade for the course.