As was said in the section on the first class meeting, you should hand out your syllabus in the first class. The syllabus should include your preferred contact information, a course description, your goals and learning objectives, the grading scheme, and a description of each week’s topic area, readings, and assignments.
Finally, because our courses are intended to be both interactive and participatory, you should indicate that attendance and class participation are very important and will be considered in the final grading. It is important to understand that your syllabus becomes a contract between you and your students.
Also keep in mind that a one-credit course at Tufts is equivalent to a three-credit course at many other institutions — as should be the workload.