Recently, I’ve been thinking about my syllabi and how important they are in our courses. The last couple semesters I’ve had students compliment me on my syllabi! But I’ve also heard complaints about syllabi from other faculty. I’ve been trying to unpack why this might be.
This year I made the decision to combine two of my classes: Cognitive Psychology and Biological Psychology. I’m still teaching two classes, but now I’m covering different topics across both semesters. The official name for these courses is Cognition and Neuroscience I and II, but I lovingly refer to them as Thinking and the Brain part 1 and 2. So far, I’ve been pretty pleased with how things are going.