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Syllabus Basics

Keep in mind that your syllabus is also a contract between you and your students. All instructors should include the program policies in their own syllabus (in addition to any policies that you would like to add). Refer to the Syllabus Checklist Fa22 handout for further details and program policies.

For those teaching WRIT 105, feel free to adapt the Collaborative Syllabus (Fall 2022), which incorporates the Norton Field Guide to Writing and the Redhawk Writing Collection (now open source via our library), for your own needs. [Highlighted terms in the schedule refer to handouts that are available in a faculty Google folder; please do not share this folder with students]. Returning faculty are welcome to use the collaborative syllabus, in part or in its entirety.

For WRIT 106, there are four versions of a collaborative syllabus available for any interested faculty. Note that no one is required to use these syllabi; they are a resource to help demonstrate a sense of pacing and the variety of ways that faculty can approach WRIT 106. Any of the collaborative syllabi can be amended/adapted.

WRIT 106: Food Subcultures (Ethnographic approach) 2022 [adapted from Liz Martin’s syllabus]

WRIT 106: Sound, Place, and Rhetoric 2022 [adapted from Henry Margenau’s syllabus]

WRIT 106: Nature, Outsiders, Superheroes 2022 [adapted from Leslie Doyle’s syllabus]

WRIT 106: Aruging About Literature (sample based on the textbook) 2022

For detailed information on all textbook options, please see Text Selection Guidelines.