This information is related to my undergraduate courses. I suggest you review it carefully before your course begins. Policies related to my graduate courses are either included in, or linked from, course specific syllabi.
What should you bring to class … in addition to yourself?
First, the course text or any materials required for that class are a must. It is always a good idea to buy the course text (if one is required) early in the semester. If you have not purchased the text, you will not be able to complete the reading assignments and then you will not meet my expectations related to in-class participation. That will not be good.
Next up is your device of choice (laptop, tablet, mobile) to class. We will be actively using technology to search for answers to the questions raised during our discussions. Just be sure you can function in a class environment with the device you carry that day. Small screens and keyboards are occasionally difficult to work with under the wrong circumstances.
Finally, bring something to take notes. Many prefer to take notes using a device but you may prefer to use paper (a venerable technology in its own right) to take notes in class. Whatever works for you … go for it!