Graduate Student Workshop: CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE: CREATING AN INTRODUCTORY SYLLABUS WITH A NARRATIVE
Professor Tim Powell, Religious Studies
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.