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Syllabus Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    syllabus n : an integrated course of academic studies; "he was admitted to a new program at the university" [syn: course of study, program, programme, curriculum] [also: syllabi (pl)]
Syllabus Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Syllabus \Syl"la*bus\, n. (Law) The headnote of a reported case; the brief statement of the points of law determined prefixed to a reported case. The opinion controls the syllabus, the latter being merely explanatory of the former.
Syllabus Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Syllabus \Syl"la*bus\, n.; pl. E. Syllabuses, L. Syllabi. [L., fr. the same source as E. syllable.] A compendium containing the heads of a discourse, and the like; an abstract.
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A syllabus (pl. syllabi or syllabuses; from Latin syllabus "list" probably of Greek origin), is an outline and summary of topics to be covered in an education or training course. It is descriptive (unlike the prescriptive or specific curriculum). A syllabus is often either set out by an exam board, or prepared by the professor who supervises or controls the course quality.

Both syllabus and curriculum are often fused, and usually given to each student during the first class session so that the objectives and the means of obtaining them are clear. A syllabus usually contains specific information about the course, such as information on how, where and when to contact the lecturer and teaching assistants; an outline of what will be covered in the course; a schedule of test dates and the due dates for assignments; the grading policy for the course; specific classroom rules; etc.

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