1100 Syllabus Template and Sample Syllabuses

For use in planning your course, here is a WRI 1100 Syllabus Template.

This template is bare bones.  It needs to be adapted to fit the needs of your course.  There are a number of areas in it highlighted in green.  Those are the places that need your personal touch: the course description, the outcomes, the calendar, the assignments.  These areas are where you can create excitement for research and excitement for the course.  These areas are where you can establish not only the problem your course will be addressing but also the urgency of that problem—what’s at stake, why we should care about it.  As faculty prepare their course, they are encouraged to work closely with their disciplinary librarian. Librarians visit each section of WRI 1100 2-3 times per quarter.

All courses adhere to the same outcomes and standards, but course themes and readings vary.  Below are some sample syllabi:

WRI 1100 syllabus, as taught by Dr. Doug Koskela, a theology professor.  This section explores the significance of place within the Christian life.

WRI 1100 syllabus, as taught by Dr. Melani Plett, an engineering professor.  This section studies alternative energy.

WRI 1100 syllabus, as taught by Dr. Ben McFarland, a chemistry professor.  This section studies how scientists adapt their writing for different audiences and different disciplines.

WRI 1100 syllabus, as taught by Dr. Mischa Willett, an English professor.  This section studies how one writes criticism about the arts.