As outlined in the College of Charleston's Policy on Course Syllabi (PDF), all syllabi must include the 13 components as listed under Section 3.0 “Mandatory Syllabus Content” that begins on page 2. For Section 4.0 “Recommended Syllabus Content” on pages 3 and 4, you may consider the 14 components listed.

Remember that syllabi “must be created and distributed at the beginning of the enrollment term for every course section at the College of Charleston.” 

For sample language you may use for both “Mandatory” and “Recommended” content, please consult:

Sample Syllabi Statements (DOC)


Course grading scales vary by faculty member. Some but not all departments have adopted a common grading scale. Check with your department chair or program director for specifics. View Current Undergraduate and Graduate Final Grading System.  (As a reminder, the Faculty Senate voted to eliminate the WA grade effective fall 2020.)


Sample Syllabi

Course syllabi that meet the College's requirements: