After the first week of classes, the University of California is looking to make the syllabi available online for free to students and the public.
The process is part of the school’s effort to make its online education more engaging.
The first-year class will begin this week.
“We are excited to announce that students will be able to view and download their first-class syllabus online from the fall of 2019 through the spring of 2020,” said Chancellor Nicholas Dirks.
“The syllabus will be freely available to students during the fall semester, and we hope to make this a reality in spring of 2021.”
The syllabi, which will be updated every semester, will also contain specific instruction for each section of the curriculum, including the major, major options, college-level credits and electives.
Students will be required to complete the syllabuses in an order that ensures they are complete by the beginning of the fall term.
“This syllabus helps students develop critical thinking skills that will enable them to succeed in college and beyond,” Dirks said.
“In addition to helping students understand the content, this will also help students prepare for an increasingly challenging job market, and to help them learn to become better students.”
The online syllabi will also be accessible on a variety of platforms.
The syllabus is available for free on the University’s website and will be available for purchase for $5 in the Berkeley Store.
The online syllabus also is available at a variety in-person and online.
The UC Berkeley Store offers classes for students, faculty and staff as well as a variety different online courses, including a course in digital media.
For more information about the syllabs, visit the UC Berkeley Office of Information Technology website.