Course Design Series, Fall 2022

Fall workshop series

In this series of four workshops, students will be guided through a comprehensive course design process. The first session, “Imagining Course Design” will help students craft course titles and descriptions. In the second workshop, “Choosing a Reading List”, William Germano and Kit Nicholls, authors of the recent book Syllabus, will discuss readings lists and constructing effective syllabi. The third session, “Writing Prompts, Working Backwards” will focus on assessments with an emphasis on paper prompts and will be a significant for thinking about backward course design. For the fourth and final workshop, students will receive feedback from Divinity School faculty on a submitted syllabus. Students applying for the 2023-2024 Alma Wilson Fellowship are encouraged to attend this workshop series.     


  • “Imagining Course Design” with Russell Johnson, Megan Kelly, and Christine Trotter, Friday Oct. 7, 10:30 AM, Doniger Room 

  • “Choosing a Reading List” with William Germano and Kit Nicholls, Friday Oct. 28, 10:30 AM Doniger Room 

  • “Writing Prompts, Working Backwards,” with representatives from Faculty and the Writing Program, Friday Nov. 4, 10:30 AM Doniger Room 

  • “Syllabus Review Workshop” with faculty representatives.  Friday Dec. 9, 10:30 AM Doniger Room