San José State University
Course Number, Title, Section, Semester, and Year

Course Summary Information

Instructor: (Your name)
Office Location:(Building and room number)
Telephone:(area code) (telephone number)
Email:(Your email address)
Office Hours:(Days and time)
Class Days/Time:(Days and time)
Classroom:(Building and room number)
Prerequisites:(If none, delete this row)
GE/SJSU Studies Category:(If none, delete this row)
Course Fees:(If none, delete this row)

Faculty Web Page and MYSJSU Messaging (Optional)

Copies of the course materials such as the syllabus, major assignment handouts, etc. may be found on my faculty web page accessible through the Quick Links>Faculty Web Page links on the SJSU home page. You are responsible for regularly checking with the messaging system through MySJSU (or other communication system as indicated by the instructor).

Course Description

(Insert course description from the catalog and/or departmental description here.)

Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives

(Insert goals and objectives here. Objectives must be measurable, specific, and time related. Sequential numeration of GE/SJSU studies learning outcomes followed by course learning outcomes.)

GE/SJSU Studies Learning Outcomes (LO), if applicable

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Course Content Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Required Texts/Readings


(Insert the complete textbook citation here. Include ISBN and where students can buy the text.)

Other Readings

(Insert the list of any additional readings here.)

Other Equipment / Material Requirements (Optional)

(Include as necessary e.g., if students need a VHS tape for recording, obtain specific software to do homework, etc. here.)

Library Liaison (Optional)

(Insert the name, email address, and other relevant information of your liaison for students with library research questions here.) Classroom Protocol

(Insert your expectations for participation, attendance, arrival times, behavior, safety, cell phone use, etc. here.)

Dropping and Adding

Students are responsible for understanding the policies and procedures about add/drops, academic renewal, etc. Information on add/drops is available at . Information about late drop is available at . Students should be aware of the current deadlines and penalties for adding and dropping classes.

Assignments and Grading Policy

(Insert your enumerations and brief descriptions for the course assignments here, and indicate how each assignment is aligning with the learning outcomes. Include information about due dates and assignment weights. Specify grading policies including how grades are determined, what grades are possible, whether extra credit is available, what the penalty is for late or missed work, and what constitutes a passing grade for the course. Include the date of the final exam/s. If you grade on participation, indicators on how participations will be assessed should be included. Attendance per se shall not be used as a criterion for grading according to Academic Policy F-69-24. )

University Policies

Academic integrity

Students should know that the University's Academic Integrity Policy is available at Your own commitment to learning, as evidenced by your enrollment at San José State University and the University's integrity policy, require you to be honest in all your academic course work. Faculty members are required to report all infractions to the office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development. The website for Student Conduct and Ethical Development is available at

Instances of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Cheating on exams or plagiarism (presenting the work of another as your own, or the use of another person's ideas without giving proper credit) will result in a failing grade and sanctions by the University. For this class, all assignments are to be completed by the individual student unless otherwise specified. If you would like to include in your assignment any material you have submitted, or plan to submit for another class, please note that SJSU's Academic Policy F06-1 requires approval of instructors.

Campus Policy in Compliance with the American Disabilities Act

If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, or if you need to make special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible, or see me during office hours. Presidential Directive 97-03 requires that students with disabilities requesting accommodations must register with the DRC (Disability Resource Center) to establish a record of their disability.

Student Technology Resources (Optional)

Computer labs for student use are available in the Academic Success Center located on the 1st floor of Clark Hall and on the 2nd floor of the Student Union. Additional computer labs may be available in your department/college. Computers are also available in the Martin Luther King Library.

A wide variety of audio-visual equipment is available for student checkout from Media Services located in IRC 112. These items include digital and VHS camcorders, VHS and Beta video players, 16 mm, slide, overhead, DVD, CD, and audiotape players, sound systems, wireless microphones, projection screens and monitors.

Learning Assistance Resource Center (Optional)

The Learning Assistance Resource Center (LARC) is located in Room 600 in the Student Services Center. It is designed to assist students in the development of their full academic potential and to motivate them to become self-directed learners. The center provides support services, such as skills assessment, individual or group tutorials, subject advising, learning assistance, summer academic preparation and basic skills development. The LARC website is located at http:/

SJSU Writing Center (Optional)

The SJSU Writing Center is located in Room 126 in Clark Hall. It is staffed by professional instructors and upper-division or graduate-level writing specialists from each of the seven SJSU colleges. Our writing specialists have met a rigorous GPA requirement, and they are well trained to assist all students at all levels within all disciplines to become better writers. The Writing Center website is located at

Peer Mentor Center (Optional)

The Peer Mentor Center is located on the 1st floor of Clark Hall in the Academic Success Center. The Peer Mentor Center is staffed with Peer Mentors who excel in helping students manage university life, tackling problems that range from academic challenges to interpersonal struggles. On the road to graduation, Peer Mentors are navigators, offering  "roadside assistance" to peers who feel a bit lost or simply need help mapping out the locations of campus resources. Peer Mentor services are free and available on a drop-in basis, no reservation required. The Peer Mentor Center website is located at .

Course Schedule

List the agenda for the semester including when and where the final exam will be held. Indicate the schedule is subject to change with fair notice and how the notice will be made available.

Week Date Topics, Readings, Assignments, Deadlines
Final ExamVenue and Time