Basic Information

  • Instructor: Moshe Lach
  • Email:
  • Class meeting times: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:15-3:30 pm
  • Class location: TBD
  • Office hours: Mondays 4-5 pm, Wednesdays 5-6 pm, and after class; or by appointment
  • Office location: TBD
  • Class Discord server: link will be posted on Blackboard
  • When sending an email to the class, I will send it to the addresses listed on BC WebCentral. Additionally, I will post the email in the “announcements” channel in the Discord server.

Download a PDF of the full syllabus here.

Other Notices

Academic Integrity

The faculty and administration of Brooklyn College support an environment free from cheat- ing and plagiarism. Each student is responsible for being aware of what constitutes cheat- ing and plagiarism and for avoiding both. The complete text of the CUNY Academic Integrity Policy and the Brooklyn College procedure for policy implementation can be found here. If a faculty member suspects a violation of academic integrity and, upon investigation, confirms that violation, or if the student admits the violation, the faculty member must report the violation. Students should be aware that faculty may use plagiarism detection software.

Disability-Related Accommodations

The Center for Student Disability Services (CSDS) is currently working remotely. In or- der to receive disability-related academic accommodations students must first be regis- tered with CSDS. Students who have a documented disability or suspect they may have a disability are invited to schedule an interview by calling (718) 951-5538 or emailing If you have already registered with CSDS, please email or to ensure the accommodation email is sent to your professor.

Student Bereavement Policy

Brooklyn College’s student bereavement policy can be found here.

Non-attendance Due to Religious Beliefs

Information concerning state law regarding non-attendance because of religious beliefs can be found in the front matter of the Undergraduate Bulletin: TBD

Note: If possible, please inform me at the beginning of the semester if you will need to miss any classes due to religious beliefs, so that I do not schedule exams for those classes.

Important Dates

Wednesday, August 25First day of Fall 2021 classes
Tuesday, August 31Last day to add a course
Friday-Wednesday, Sept. 3-8No classes scheduled
Wed.-Thurs., Sept. 15-16No classes scheduled
Monday, October 11No classes scheduled
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 25-28No classes scheduled
Monday, December 13Last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of W
Tuesday, December 14Reading day; final examinations begin
Tuesday, December 21Final examinations end
Monday, December 27Final grade submission deadline

The full academic calendar, including many other important dates, is available on the Office of the Registrar’s website.