Course Description Check List

An introduction attention grabber includes one or more of the following:

  • Focus question
  • Historical context
  • Relevance or importance
  • Background quotes or statistic

The main descriptive body should describe your course including:

  • Course focus and goals (2 to 3)
  • Relevance to potential audience
  • Course content and topic area (e.g. book titles covered)
  • Length of course
  • Student expectations (what they will know and be able to share, required readings & classwork)

Examples of teaching format(s) that you will use:

  • Lecture
  • Student presentations/research
  • Small group work/discussions
  • Discussion and Debate
  • Guest speakers
  • Film and visual aids
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