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12.3 Course Syllabus

Revised by Academic Council on October 10, 2013 and approved by the Provost on October 23, 2013.


For each graduate course, a syllabus approved by the CGS should be made available to students.  This syllabus constitutes an agreement between the student and the instructor.  The course syllabus must include the following:

  1. Course subject code, course number and course name, number of units, and course locations(s)
  2. Course instructor(s) information (office location, office hours, contact information)
  3. Course description (consistent with catalog copy)
  4. Course learning objectives/outcomes
  5. List of major assignments and examinations
  6. Other student responsibilities, if applicable
  7. Clear statement of attendance policies
  8. Clear statement of grading policies and determination of final grade
  9. Statement on Americans with Disability Act (ADA) accommodations
  10. Honor code statement (description of violations and procedures for handling violations)
  11. Assessment statement (retention of copies of student work for assessment purposes)
  12. List of anticipated course topics or course schedule
  13. List of program learning outcomes and university-wide learning objectives met by course

To be consistent with practice, we highly encourage graduate faculty to utilize the Graduate Course Syllabus Template.