Teaching Seminar Spring 2005
This is due no later than Friday May 13th at 5:00pm.
The Syllabus Part:
Write a syllabus for either the introductory psychology course orthe human sexuality course (whichever you would be most interested inteaching). Include the following components:
- Name of Course
- Your name, office, office hours, how to reach you
- The text
- General Purpose of course / course objectives
- Schedules for topics, including exams
- The basis for assigning grades
- Other points / policies that you want to mention
This syllabus should be formatted so that it would be ready todistribute in a class. Pretend it is for Fall 2005, so you can setthe exam dates and schedule.
This is the long part that will require more thought on your part. Discuss these points on separate sheets from the syllabus.
Justify your syllabus choices:
- How is this course area traditionally defined? What are its boundaries? How does this translate into your course content?
- What are two points / perspectives from your teaching philosophy that you incorporated into the design of your course?
- Why is this material (the text you chose, the chapters in the text you decided to cover, other reading materials, etc.) being included in the class?
- Why are you having the type and number of tests / papers / other requirements that you are?
- Why have you chosen to determine course grades the way you did?
Please turn this in typed, and double-spaced.