What is a

Course Syllabus

A course syllabus is an academic document that communicates information about a specific course and explains the rules, responsibilities and expectations associated with it. A course syllabus may be set out by an exam board or prepared by the professor who supervises or controls course qualities. A course syllabus outlines connections between learning outcomes and content, as well as pedagogical practice to guide students in their learning.

Course syllabus refers to a part of a professor’s pedagogy and passion for their discipline. It provides students with a comprehensive description of the course’s goals and objectives, assessment techniques and learning outcomes. It is important that a syllabus communicates all aspects of a course to students. Different institutions have differing standards and resources to aid in the syllabus development process. Some institutions hold specific standards they expect all syllabi to follow, while others leave information included in a course syllabi to a professor’s discretion.

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