Template for Course Syllabi

Template for Course Syllabi

Center for Teaching, Research & Learning

American University

Fall 2012

 
This is a list of items commonly included in a university course syllabus. By clicking on each item, you can access additional information for each topic.  

Background information on Crafting a Course Syllabus appears in #1. Section #1 also includes a brief discussion of additional text you may need to add if you are teaching a General Education course or if your school or department has special information you should include. In addition, this section discusses important information for students (e.g. regarding the Academic Support Center, the Counseling Center, Disability Support Services, the College Writing Center). There is also a section on supporting undergraduate research.

 

Crafting a Course Syllabus


Basic Course Information

  • Course Name, Number and Number of credits                          
  • Instructor’s name              
  • Office location and Office hours
  • Office Phone and Email Address, and Best Way to Contact Instructor


Course Description and Overview


Required Textbooks and Materials


Course Objectives


Student Learning Outcomes


Course Requirements and Expectations

 

Academic Integrity Code


Grading System
 

  • Evaluation Criteria
  • Percentage of Course Grade for Assignments and Activities

 

Class Schedule


Emergency Preparedness