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#194006 - 11/12/10 07:23 PM Syllabus VS Course Outline
Bezerkazoid Offline
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Hello; I have been a follower for years. Love the Word-a-day! Recently there has been a debate started at my school in reference to the meanings of Syllabus VS Course Outline, concerning the information about a particular course. We, at my school, call the information about the course a "Course Outline"; It is written to guide the faculty teaching the course on what material to cover, etc. We then go on to say that the students should get a "Syllabus" for the course telling the details on how the course will run through the semester, which is prepared by each professor & given to his/her students. So what exactly is the difference? Are they the same?

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#194007 - 11/12/10 09:14 PM Re: Syllabus VS Course Outline [Re: Bezerkazoid]
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#194018 - 11/13/10 08:06 AM Re: Syllabus VS Course Outline [Re: Bezerkazoid]
Faldage Offline
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The difference between syllabus and course outline is probably completely in the individual minds of those who use the terms. YMMV.

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#194023 - 11/13/10 06:45 PM Re: Syllabus VS Course Outline [Re: Faldage]
Candy Offline
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Yes, welcome Bezerkazoid.

My understanding is a course outline tells students what they can expect from the course or subject, what is going to be discussed.

A syllabus is a list which contains an outline of subjects plus other information, like tutor, times and dates of exams and when assignments are due and any rules.







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#194052 - 11/14/10 09:24 PM Re: Syllabus VS Course Outline [Re: Candy]
Bezerkazoid Offline
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Registered: 11/12/10
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Loc: New jersey
Interesting; that's the opposite of what the people at my school think. I just did some research on the web and I have to say there is a great variety of opinion. I agree with you tho, and that is where most of my research points too. Thanks[i][/i]

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#194053 - 11/14/10 09:40 PM Re: Syllabus VS Course Outline [Re: LukeJavan8]
Bezerkazoid Offline
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Registered: 11/12/10
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Loc: New jersey
Whats with drawing a sheep?

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#194061 - 11/15/10 11:43 AM Re: Syllabus VS Course Outline [Re: Bezerkazoid]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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It's in a PM. Thanks for asking.
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#194069 - 11/15/10 02:16 PM Re: Syllabus VS Course Outline [Re: LukeJavan8]
olly Offline
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Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
The Little Prince?

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#194076 - 11/15/10 11:15 PM Re: Syllabus VS Course Outline [Re: olly]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Originally Posted By: olly
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Correct, Olly. I explained that to him in a PM.
I used the book in teaching Second Year French years ago.
Thanks.
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#194081 - 11/16/10 05:37 AM Re: Syllabus VS Course Outline [Re: LukeJavan8]
Candy Offline
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Loc: down under
and then there is 'curriculum'



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