Expectations and Regulations:

Attendance at all classes and preparation for discussion are required. In the section on assignments, it should be noted that discussion and attendance are 20% of the final grade. After the first absence, I will dock the grade 2% per missed class; as such, if a student misses 6 classes over the semester, it will be impossible to get an A.

Late Papers:
Over the course of the semester, you get three free extension days to be used at your discretion. For example: if you turn in your first assignment on time, but your second assignment on Monday after it is due, you will have used three extension days and will have four remaining. Use these extensions wisely. Once they are gone, all papers are due as stated. For every day the paper is late beyond the three extension days it will lose a full letter grade. These days may be used for any of the assignments (the recipe response, ingredient history or cookbook description) except the final paper, which is due at the end of reading days and no extension is possible. No work will be accepted after Monday, May 10th at Noon.

Paper Style and Academic Integrity:
The standard historical citation form in historical research is the Chicago Manual of Style. I am willing to accept other formats if you are more familiar with other forms. However, whichever form of citation you use, I would prefer the use of footnotes with clear references to the work and page numbers for any idea, argument or direct quote which is not your own. The only exception to this will be the citation style for a book review, which I will discuss in class. If you want to use Chicago Manual, Ohio State has a reasonable online summary of many of the basic styles (it begins with Sciences – scroll down for History samples). If you have any questions about when to cite and how to cite, feel free to ask me at any time.

Variable Credit:
If a student consults with me, I am willing to offer this course for a variable amount of credits. However, the number of credits can only be Lowered until March 1st. I will allow students to increase the number of credits until April 15th, but after that time, no further adjustment of credits for the course will be possible. Students should also be warned that taking the course for less than 4 credits can often make transfer of the course to other schools difficult.

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