Course Syllabus

Course Rubric
Course Name
3 Credit Hours

Course Information

Course Description:

Enter the complete course description as found in the Course Proposal

Course Outcomes:

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

Prerequisites and Co-requisites:

Any course prerequisites or co-requisites should be listed here.

Course Topics:

Specific Course Requirements:

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Textbooks, Supplementary Materials, Hardware and Software Requirements

Required Textbooks:

Please visit the Virtual Bookstore to obtain textbook information for this course. Move your cursor over the "Books" link in the navigation bar and select "Textbooks & Course Materials." Select your Program, Term, Department, and Course; then select "Submit."

Supplementary Materials:

Detail any supplementary materials needed for the course. Approximate costs and how to locate these materials should be included

Hardware and Software Requirements:

Review the minimum hardware and software requirements

Common applications you might need:

Web Resources:

Student Resources:

Instructor Information

Please see "Instructor Information" in the Getting Started Module for instructor contact information, virtual office hours, and other communication information.

A student can expect to receive a response from the instructor within 24-48 hours of a student's email to the instructor unless notified of extenuating circumstances.

Participation, Assessments, & Grading

Grading Procedures:

Letter grades for this course will be assigned based on the following scale.

Assigned Grade
Point Range Assigned Grade
## - ## Points A
## - ## Points B
## - ## Points C
## - ## Points D
under ## Points F


Graded Items
Description Points
# of Discussions, @ # points each Subtotal Points
# of Assignments, @points each Subtotal Points
# of Papers, @points each Subtotal Points
# of Exams, @points each Subtotal Points
Total Points Total Course Points

Assignments and Projects:

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Class Participation:

Please describe the class participation requirements for this course. 

Late Policy:

Please describe the punctuality requirements or late policy for this course.

Course Ground Rules

The following two statements (1., 2.) were derived from the TBR System-wide Student Rules document, released January 2012: 


Read the document in its entirety .

1. Standards of Conduct: 

Students are required to adhere to the same professional, legal and ethical standards of conduct online as on campus. In addition, students should conform to generally accepted standards of "netiquette" while sending e-mail, posting comments to the discussion board, and while participating in other means of communicating online. Specifically, students should refrain from inappropriate and/or offensive language, comments and actions.

2. Review the TN eCampus Academic Integrity/Academic Honesty Policy

In their academic activities, students are expected to maintain high standards of honesty and integrity. Academic dishonesty is prohibited.

Such conduct includes, but is not limited to:

Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited.

Students guilty of academic misconduct, either directly or indirectly through participation or assistance, are subject to disciplinary action through the regular procedures of the student’s home institution. Refer to the student handbook provided by your home institution to review the student conduct policy.

In addition to other possible disciplinary sanctions that may be imposed, the instructor has the authority to assign an "F" or zero for an activity or to assign an "F" for the course. 

Other Course Rules:

Students are expected to:

Guidelines for Communications




The Tennessee Virtual Library is available to all students enrolled in the TN eCampus Program. Links to library materials (such as electronic journals, databases, inter-library loans, digital reserves, dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, and librarian support) and Internet resources needed by learners to complete online assignments and as background reading will be included within the course modules. To access the virtual library, go to the course homepage and select the Virtual Library link under Course Resources.

Students with Disabilities

Qualified students with disabilities will be provided reasonable and necessary academic accommodations if determined eligible by the appropriate disability services staff at their home institution. Prior to granting disability accommodations in this course, the instructor must receive written verification of a student's eligibility for specific accommodations from the disability services staff at the home institution. It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with their home institution's disability services staff and to follow the established procedures for having the accommodation notice sent to the instructor.

Syllabus Changes

The instructor reserves the right to make changes as necessary to this syllabus.If changes are necessitated during the term of the course, the instructor will immediately notify students of such changes both by individual email communication and posting both notification and nature of change(s) on the course bulletin board.