Regular attendance is strongly encouraged. If you miss a class session for any reason, you must write up and submit answers to the study questions designated as makeups for that session. Such makeup work counts as assigned homework, and your final grade is affected by how well you do it.
You may write up and submit answers to the study questions even if you don't miss the class session, in which case it counts as optional extra-credit work rather than as assigned homework.
Grinnell College acknowledges and embraces the religious diversity of its faculty, students, and staff. If you miss a class session in order to fulfill a religious obligation, your absence is fully excused. The accommodation is the one described above: You must write up and submit answers to the student questions designated as makeups for that session.
If one of your days of religious observance coincides with the final examination, please let me know early on in the semester so that we can arrange for you to take it at an earlier time.
In religious matters, I am a free thinker and practice many of the rites of the Missionary Church of Kopimism. I have no religious obligations that are tied to specific days, and I expect to attend all of the class sessions scheduled for this semester.