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I looked at the course syllabus before I signed up for the class.
  an outline of the topics to be studied in an academic course


in law:  a summary of findings at the beginning of the report of a decided court case
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  • I looked at the course syllabus before I signed up for the class.
  • I read the case syllabus and the opinion of the court.
  • I scanned the syllabus.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • Only a dozen or so students are there, fumbling with notebooks and syllabi.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie

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  • All I do is listen to rules, pick up syllabi, and try to stay awake.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • A teacher in Texas, he said, had pulled a syllabus off the Internet for him.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • As Ezra then started talking about five-paragraph themes and the class’s syllabus, Aria couldn’t concentrate.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • I think the Ministry would prefer it if that was removed from the syllabus.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • After Danny was born, Jack had gotten her a job typing for half a dozen English Department profs — quizzes, exams, class syllabi, study notes, reading lists.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • My sisters gawked at the fascinating stranger and hung on his every syllabus of English, but as far as I was concerned it was just exactly like dinner with Father’s prissy Bible-study groups back in Georgia, only with more repulsive food.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible

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  • Professor Lubin snatches a copy of the syllabus from his desk and hands it to Cedric.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • What syllabus of intellectual pursuits was simultaneously possible?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Langdon always found it ironic that the workers who hoisted each piece of the nineteen-and-a-half-foot bronze statue to her perch were slaves—a Capitol secret that seldom made the syllabi of high school history classes.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • She goes back to the Xerox room to copy her syllabus and a short passage from Flaubert to translate in class.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • The professor walked in, a young guy in a turtleneck and jacket, the uniform of the with it professors of the day,-he had that edge of the untenured, too eager, too many handouts, too many please feel frees on his syllabus, a home number as well as an office number.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • And until you do come up with an answer, stick to the syllabus so that we don’t have to flunk out your mixed-up students when we get them next quarter.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • He then told us that our syllabus would be based on the famous Vaganova method from Russia, which had produced some of the world’s finest dancers, including Nureyev and Vasiliev.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • He had taken his bachelors’ degrees without any difilculty, following a syllabus that would have seemed very strange a century before.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • One of the first things I had done after arriving at Pretoria Local was to send a letter to the authorities notifying them of my intention to study and requesting permission to purchase a copy of the Law of Torts, part of my syllabus.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The syllabus that he read on the notice-board stunned him; lectures on anatomy, lectures on pathology, lectures on physiology, lectures on pharmacy, lectures on botany and clinical medicine, and therapeutics, without counting hygiene and materia medica—all names of whose etymologies he was ignorant, and that were to him as so many doors to sanctuaries filled with magnificent darkness.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • You are a student, so they say; You hammered out the other day A syllabus, from what we know Of some forgotten folio; You’d sniffled through an era’s must, Filling your nostrils up with dust, And then, arising from your knees, Published, in one gigantic sneeze….
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • He passed out copies of the same syllabus he had probably been using for ten years.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • In class, he encouraged students to ask questions and go on tangents, so our lessons didn’t always follow the syllabus.
    Gaby Rodriguez  --  The Pregnancy Project
  • If it’s any consolation, I don’t think any significant preparation is involved—no syllabus or reading lists to compile.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • It comes with black robes, preprinted report cards for Michaelmas, Lent, and Easter terms, as well as hymnals, Prefect Badges, and a syllabus.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • I’d lasted at Jackson High for only a couple of weeks before my mom, having spotted a misspelling and a grammatical error on my English syllabus, moved me to Perkins Day, a local private school.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • Now, I’m quite sure that you’ve all read the syllabus for this class with such frequency and seriousness that by now you’ve committed it to memory" He smirked.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • Jefferson had earlier sent Adams a "Syllabus" he had prepared on the merit of the doctrines of Jesus, and a discussion of religion had since filled much of their correspondence.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The Syllabus His death sentence came in the summer of 1994.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • Earlier in the summer, I’d found the syllabi to a couple of the courses I was taking at Defriese in the fall, and I’d hunted down a few of the texts at the U bookstore, figuring it couldn’t hurt to acquaint myself with the material.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • After the speech, students wander off in the warm breeze to opening-day classes, where syllabi are passed out, first assignments are given, and little else is done.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Syllabus A included a course taught by Kathy, "A History of the Indian Struggle."
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • She wanted us to combine traditional ballet steps with some Peking Opera movements, so from that point on our teachers made major changes to our training syllabus.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • Gradually, this informal history grew into a course of study, constructed by the High Organ, which became known as Syllabus A, involving two years of lectures on the ANC and the liberation struggle.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • I got the syllabi from my fall classes and have been reading already, and it’s really intense.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • She pushes the button to collate the syllabus but forgets to push the button for staples.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • He glances over at the syllabus, just passed out.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • In the Calculus 10 class, he scans the syllabus and sees some material he covered at MTT and plenty that he didn’t.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • With all sixteen students, about half of whom are black or Hispanic, now settled around the seminar table or at desks lining the walls, Wheelock goes over a few "scheduling changes," cutting assignments off the syllabus, like he did last class and the one before, lightening the class’s requirements.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Larry is certain of one thing: his winking suggestion that the syllabus line may just be a starting point, that the students may actually search for "some sort of criteria" that "we all can agree on" and have it stick, will mean a few minutes of edgy, vigorous discussion.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • It is noted simply on the syllabus as "five pages, typed, double-spaced, on the topic of diversity in the classroom, using observations from each student’s fieldwork.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
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