Course syllabi convey course expectations, support student learning and serve as durable records of the learning experience. Every UW-Madison group instruction course must have a syllabus that fulfills a standard set of requirements. Some of the required elements include formally approved course learning outcomes, credit hours, a description of how the credits are met, course designations and attributes, and instructional mode. For undergraduate independent/directed study courses, please consult the Policy on Independent/Directed Study for Undergraduates for further information.
Note: The university’s recommended course syllabus template has been updated to outline new expectations for students and guidelines for instructors, particularly for in-person courses, during the COVID-19 pandemic. View the updated syllabus template.