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All course syllabi must be made available at the departmental level.

Name of Course

Semester and Year
Class meeting times
Instructor(s) of Record
Office Location
Office hours


DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE:  Should match the detailed course description in the course catalog.


COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES:  Should be the same as those listed in the detailed course description on file with the Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies.


PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:  List or explain how this course fits into the learning outcomes for the major.  If it is a foundational course, list the other departments that have this course as a requirement for their majors.

COLLEGE LEARNING OUTCOMES:  Choose the following College Learning Outcomes that this course addresses.  For detailed information about the college learning outcomes please click here.  

  • Scientific Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Basic Communication Skills
  • Technological and Information Literacy
  • Values, Ethics and Diverse Perspectives
  • Critical Thinking

Examples of student work from this course may be used for assessment purposes:  Student names and all identifiers will be removed.

TEXTBOOKS AND SUPPLIES:  Textbooks should be the same as that identified in March/October for compliance with the 2010 Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA).


GRADING:  Grades are assigned in all credit bearing courses to reflect how well students have met the student learning outcomes of the course.  This section should include details about the grading components such as course assignments, number of exams, homework, participation, or attendance, and how they contribute to the student’s overall grade. 


COURSE SCHEDULE:  Test dates and other important dates should be included with the syllabus.


ATTENDANCE POLICY:  A statement is required.  If you do not require attendance, you cannot use attendance as a grading criteria.  If you require attendance, you must maintain your attendance records for six years, per SUNY Records Retention Policy.



SUNY-ESF works with the Center for Disability Services (CDR) at Syracuse University, who is responsible for coordinating disability-related accommodations. CDR is responsible for coordinating disability-related academic accommodations and will work with the student to develop an access plan. Since academic accommodations may require early planning and generally are not provided retroactively, please contact CDR as soon as possible to begin this process.  To discuss disability-accommodations or register with ODS, please visit their website at   Please call (315) 443-4498 or email for more detailed information.



Academic dishonesty is a breach of trust between a student, one’s fellow students, or the instructor(s).  Examples of academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to plagiarism and cheating, and other forms of academic misconduct. By registering for courses at ESF you acknowledge your awareness of the ESF Code of Student Conduct. More information regarding Academic Integrity, including the process for resolving alleged violations, can be found in the Student Handbook.

The following statement is optional:


As an institution, we embrace inclusive excellence and the strengths of a diverse and inclusive community. During classroom discussions, we may be challenged by ideas different from our lived experiences and cultures. Understanding individual differences and broader social differences will deepen our understanding of each other and the world around us. In this course, all people  (including but not limited to, people of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, students undergoing transition, religions, ages, abilities, socioeconomic backgrounds, veteran status, regions and nationalities, intellectual perspectives and political persuasion) are strongly encouraged to respectfully share their unique perspectives and experiences.  This statement is intended to help cultivate a respectful environment, and it should not be used in a way that limits expression or restricts academic freedom at ESF.