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Fanshawe College

Can previous students of this institution retrieve course syllabi/outlines online? Yes

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Procedures for retrieving course syllabi at this institution

To request Fanshawe Course Outlines:

  1. Go to:
  2. Complete the access form
  3. Once in the Course Outline system:
    • Filter by Academic Year & Program Name/Code to find course outlines for an entire program, or
    • Use the "Search" function to find Course Outlines for specific courses
  4. Once the list of courses appears, click on the "Add to Cart" button next to each course required
  5. Click on "Go to Cart"
  6. Click on "Check Out Now"
  7. You will receive an email with a link to each of the Course Outlines requested

What is a course syllabus/outline?

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A syllabus (plural: syllabi), sometimes referred to as a detailed course outline, provides students with a comprehensive overview of a course's aims and objectives. The course syllabus is considered an academic document that communicates information about a specific course, but also explains the evaluation, rules, responsibilities, and expectations associated with attending the course. In general, the syllabus serves to outline the components of a course including learning outcomes, what topics will be covered, a weekly schedule, and a list of tests, assignments, and their associated grade weightings. Note: A syllabus is not a short (three to four sentence) description of the course content that may be found in academic calendars.

How course syllabi communicate this information can vary by institution as there are different standards and resources that guide syllabus development. For example, all course syllabi may have a standard look and feel, or they may vary by program, or they may be developed by individual course instructors.

Why is this document important?

Course syllabi are important for students who transfer as they help institutions determine if there is potential content overlap in prior academic learning. Typically, course syllabi are provided to subject matter experts (typically academic faculty) to determine if transfer credit can be awarded. Learn more about transfer credit.

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