Loyola University Chicago

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Creating Syllabus

An instructor’s syllabus is perhaps the single most important document developed for a class, because it sets the tone of the class and serves as a contract between you and your students. The more detail you can include in the syllabus, the less confusion there will be throughout the semester on the part of the student. For your convenience, a comprehensive outline of syllabus components can be found on the DFPA website at http://www.luc.edu/dfpa/DFPA_Syllabi_Requirements.shtml. If you are teaching a core curriculum course, please read the section on core courses carefully and consult our outcomes page at http://www.luc.edu/dfpa/Core_Course_Outcomes.shtml to find appropriate language for your syllabus.