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1 Course Syllabus Development Abdullateef Haidar

2 Contents Introduction Introduction Some considerations Some considerations Components of course syllabus Components of course syllabus Revision matrix Revision matrix

3 Introduction Course syllabus is your first communication with your students and it should be as clear and thorough as possible.Course syllabus is your first communication with your students and it should be as clear and thorough as possible. You should discuss it with your students on your first session.You should discuss it with your students on your first session. Students will refer to it throughout the semester.Students will refer to it throughout the semester. Consider carefully what to include and what to exclude.Consider carefully what to include and what to exclude.

4 Some Considerations Link course goals to Program Mission and Goals. Link course goals to Program Mission and Goals. When developing course goals/learning outcomes, use accreditation terminology as much as possible. When developing course goals/learning outcomes, use accreditation terminology as much as possible. State course goals/learning outcomes in terms of performances. State course goals/learning outcomes in terms of performances. Identify clearly students activities (tasks, projects, assignments, … ). Identify clearly students activities (tasks, projects, assignments, … ).

5 Components Course Syllabus 1. Title page 2. Table of Contents 3. Instructor Information 4. Course Purpose/Rationale* 5. Course Description (catalogue description) * 6. Course goals and outcomes * 7. Detailed Course Content * (spelled by week) 8. Major teaching methods including use of ICT 9. Course Requirements* 10. Evaluation and Grading * 11. Course Calendar 12. Textbook and References * * Not optional

6 1- Title Page On your syllabus Title page consider including the following: Course title/number/section Course title/number/section Class days and times Class days and times Class location Class location Semester and year course is being taught. Semester and year course is being taught. Pre-requisites Pre-requisites

7 2- Table of Contents It provide an overview for students of what is important to note about the course. It may may include : page #1. Instructor Information page #2. Introduction page #3. Course Purpose/Rationale page #4. Course Description page # 5. Course goals and outcomes page # 6. Major teaching methods including use of ICT. page # 7. Detailed course content page # 8. Course Requirements page # 9. Evaluation and Grading page # 10. Course Calendar page # 11. Textbook and references

8 3- Instructor Information It may include the following details: Name Office location Office phone number Home phone number Cell phone number Office hours Short description of research interests, publications etc.

9 4- Course Purpose/Rationale In the Course Purpose section of your syllabus, consider including the following: Course relevance to program standards (what standards it helps students to meet). Importance of the course for their profession. More information about the discipline in general

10 5- Course Description In the Course Purpose section of your syllabus, consider including the following: - Major content it covers. - Major learning outcomes it addresses. - Emphasis which addresses. - Major field experiences it will provide students.

11 6- Course goals and outcomes In this section of your syllabus, state clearly: What are your course goals that are derived from program goals What are your course learning outcomes that you are expecting your students to know and be able to do after studying this course.

12 7- Detailed Course Content (spelled by week) In this section of your syllabus, state clearly: The major content of the course. It is expected that you spell them by week (what topics you will be covering every week during the course of the semester).

13 8- Major teaching methods including use of ICT In this section of your syllabus, state clearly: The major teaching methods that you will be using during the course. They depend on the nature of the course. Active learning teaching methods are recommended. Use of ICT should also be stated clearly.

14 9- Course Requirements In the Course Requirements section of your syllabus, consider including the following: Assignments (writing assignments, journals, portfolios etc.) Knowledge Tests Collaborative work, if applicable Individual work Community work, if applicable Surveys and more.

15 10- Assessment and Grading In the Assessment and Grading section of your syllabus, consider including the following: Attendance Class participation Late and/or missing assignments Academic integrity What is Academic dishonesty? Academic dishonesty is defined as cheating of any kind, including misrepresenting one's own work, taking credit for the work of others without crediting them and without appropriate authorization, and the fabrication of information Explicit grading criteria

16 11- Course Calendar In the Course Calendar section of your syllabus, consider including the following: Dates of submission all assignments and Dates of holding exams Dates when readings are due Holidays Other course-related activities

17 12- Textbook and References In this section of your syllabus, include the following: Name of course textbook(s) Handouts References that you would like your students to refer to accomplish course goals and outcomes.

18 Assessment Students' activities Course content Course Goals/learning Outcomes Program Goals Revision matrix


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