Teaching Seminar Spring 2008
This is due no later than Monday, May 5th at 5:00 p. m.
The Syllabus Part:
Write a syllabus for either the introductory psychology course or
the human sexuality course (whichever you would be most interested in
teaching). 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 to
distribute in a class. Pretend it is for Fall 2005, so you can set
the 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.