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# TA

* Sean Whitton `<spwhitton@email.arizona.edu>`
* Taking sections **A, B and C**
* Offices: Social Sciences 130, 138 and 140 (basement level; please look for me in all three rooms)
* Spring 2017 office hours: TBD

# Downloads

None yet.  See [D2L][] for the course syllabus.

[D2L]: https://d2l.arizona.edu/

# Policy

## Section synopsis

The purposes of the discussion section are to

1. clarify any parts of the course material which you aren't sure you
   understood; and
2. engage philosophically with the course material by talking about it
   as a group.

Although I have studied the authors we'll be reading before, I'm
hoping that by discussing them with you I'll learn something new.  So
please feel free to speak up regarding (1) and (2).  There are no
stupid questions!

## E-mail

I aim to respond to all e-mails within two working days.  Please do
not expect a response sooner than one working day, and do not expect
to receive a reply on Saturday or Sunday.  Please do not e-mail
Prof. Anomaly just because you haven't heard back from me, unless it's
highly urgent.

## Technology

**No smart phones, dumb phones, laptops or tablets may be used during
discussion sections.** There are no exceptions without my explicit
permission.

There is [scientific evidence][] that you will remember more by taking
notes on paper.

[scientific evidence]: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-learning-secret-don-t-take-notes-with-a-laptop/

## The end of class

**Don't** start to pack away your things until I have finished
speaking.  It's disrespectful of me and other students who are trying
to listen.

**Don't** expect me to answer either logistical or philosophical
questions at the end of class.  I have to move to another classroom at
the end of the section and cannot be delayed.  Instead, use e-mail or
office hours.

## Accessibility and Accommodations

If you anticipate or experience physical or academic barriers based on
disability, please let me know so that we can discuss options.  If you
have reasonable accommodations, please plan to meet with me by
appointment or during office hours to discuss accommodations and how
my course requirements and activities may impact your ability to fully
participate.