There are two documents related to each section of a course, a Course Outline of Record
(COR) and an instructor syllabus. They are very different. A COR contains the uniform
standards applied to all sections upon which each student will be evaluated in the
process of receiving a formal grade. A syllabus, on the other hand, is the tool an
instructor uses to foster a clear instructor-student course communication pertaining
to learning objectives, student outcomes, and instructor expectations. It usually
includes individual instructors grading policy, exam policy, homework policy, absence
policy, make-up policy, and a tentative schedule that gives a framework for completion
of the material to satisfy the COR requirements. These are not usually available until
the first day of class.
To obtain a copy of a syllabus for a course you were previously enrolled in, please
contact that instructor using the campus directory (If the instructor no longer works here, contact the assistant department chair)
To obtain a copy of a syllabus for a future class, you can try contacting the instructor
but it is highly probable it will not be available.