: Listen to the following description of a disagreement
between a teacher and his student. Then suggest how they
should deal with the problem. You will have 30 seconds to
think about your answer and one minute to speak. Now listen.
This is a disagreement between
James and his Philosophy professor over whether or
not James should be allowed to take makeup exams
for his Philosophy class. James is a member of his
university¡¯s soccer varsity team and he has not been
able to attend some of the Philosophy classes due
to intensive soccer training and practice. He explains
that as the team captain, he is required to participate
in all the practices and training sessions for the
upcoming national championship. But his professor
says that he cannot give special treatment to only
one student. He adds that James should have been
responsible enough to fix his schedule beforehand.
James argues, however, that the other professors
allowed him to take makeup classes, and points out
that he wouldn¡¯t be able to graduate this year if
he isn¡¯t allowed to make up for the exams he missed.
What do you think they should do and why?