Choose Your Own Adventure: Creating an Introductory Syllabus with a Narrative

Professor Tim Powell, Religious Studies

Thursday, December 5 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Rose Muravchick, CTL Graduate Fellow, Religious Studies

Location: Cohen 203

Summary: Creating a syllabus for an introductory course where there is either no textbook available, or no textbook that meets the needs of the course or institution provides an instructor with a unique set of challenges. How can we assemble an effective introductory course that models the kind of scholarship we desire to create within our own work? How can you find your voice as an emerging scholar and share it compellingly with your students? Within this framework Dr. Powell will address other common issues that arise in creating introductory courses, including: choosing and presenting primary texts in translation, refining the narrative of your course to meet the needs of different types of academic institutions, and managing student expectations within the introductory course. While this workshop will focus on examples from within Religious Studies, all of these issues are of potential interest to graduate students in other departments who are welcome to attend.
Counts toward CTL Teaching Certificate.