Course Syllabus Template

The outline below may be used to help you get started with assembling your own course syllabus.

Note: items marked with an asterisk (*) indicate sections that the University calendar has indicated as required. See the section on Evaluation of Student Work, Course Syllabus section of the University Calendar.

Course Syllabus:

  • Course Information
  • Class Information
  • Instructor

Instructor Contact Information:

  • Office
  • Telephone
  • Email
  • URL
  • Departmental Office
  • *Office Hours
  • Teaching Assistant(s)
  • Laboratory Instructor
  • Student–Instructor Communication

Course Details:

  • Calendar Description
  • Pre-requisites/Co-requisites
  • *Credit Restrictions
  • Indicate credit restrictions.
  • *Credit Hours
  • Course Objectives

*Textbook and Resources:

  • Textbook
  • Resources

Course Description:

  • Instructional Approach
  • How to Succeed in this Course
  • Evaluation

Course Evaluation:

  • *Evaluation Scheme Overview
  • Descriptions of Evaluation Components
  • Tests and Examinations
  • Assignments
  • Labs
  • Participation
  • *Alternative Evaluation

Regulations and Policies:

  • *Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
  • University Services and Resources for Students

Frequently Asked Questions

Course Evaluation Questionnaire


  • Instructor Biographical Information
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Introductory Video or Audio

Course Schedule

Resource created by Allyson M. & Jane C.