The Contents of Syllabus

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1. Pre- and co-requisites for the course (not just courses; what skills are expected also)

2. Standards and criteria for graded assignments

3. Basic course information (course by number, section, title, semester, meeting times, days, place, format)

4. Policy on late assignments, incomplete assignments, and revisions

5. Description of the course content

6. Expectations for classroom interaction. For example, you may point out that you will be incorporating active learning strategies throughout the semester in the form of group work, in-class writing assignments, etc. Or if you address controversial topics, you may want to lay out some guidelines for discussion.

7. Relevance and importance of the course to students (e.g., how the course fits into the college or department curriculum, why the students would want to learn the material)