Planning - Important Components of a Course Syllabus:

  • Course Name and Number
  • Prerequisites if any
  • Instructor’s Information: name, affiliated school, office location and phone number, email, and office hours
  • Course description and objectives
  • Textbooks, reading packets
  • Course expectations and policies
  • Evaluation methods: projects, assignments, participation
  • Assignment formatting
  • Grading criteria
  • Readings and tools: full bibliographic information of required electronic articles and reading materials, followed by some optional readings and how to obtain or gain access to these materials.
  • Institutional policies
    • Attendance policy
    • Academic misconduct policy
    • Drop/Withdrawal policy
    • Disabilities statement
  • Online setup of the course and explanation of tools and links
  • Technical issues and guidelines and where to get help


Syllabus (3 of 4)