Planning the Course Syllabus
Each student in a course must be provided with a written course syllabus at the first class meeting.
If revisions of the syllabus become necessary, they must be written and circulated to all students in the course. The syllabus should contain at least the following:
- the instructor’s contact information and, when required, office hours
- a list of books and/or materials that students are required to purchase
- the instructional objectives of the course
- attendance and plagiarism policies
- the grading policy, including a schedule for quizzes, papers, examinations, and the final examination, along with the relative weights that are assigned to each in determining the final grade
- an outline of the subject areas to be covered
- student learning outcomes for the course
For related information, please refer to Accommodating Students with Disabilities in this handbook and Academic Credit and Student Workload in the Academic Policies section of the Purchase College Catalog.