— Clemson University’s course syllabus is being used to guide students who want to learn about history and culture, but the syllabus isn’t being used as a guidebook for the university, the head of the College of Liberal Arts said Wednesday.
“I know there is a lot of confusion out there about how the syllabi are being used,” said Deena Williams, who was named president of the university last year.
She added that it is important to know that the syllabuses are designed for students who have no prior knowledge about history or culture, not just those who want an introduction to it.
The Clemson University campus is one of more than 20 colleges and universities around the country that are using the syllabe to help guide students through their courses.
Clem is the only college in the United States that has a syllabus for history, but it is a complex and extensive document, with many courses and sections covering different aspects of the subject.
Williams said that students are being encouraged to use the syllabo as a “guidebook” and that the college is working to incorporate the syllables into its syllabus.
While the syllaby will guide students, it will not teach them about the history of the United State or the U.S. Constitution, Williams said.
Students are not allowed to use it as a reference or reference material, Williams added.
As a result, students will be asked to do homework, research and research materials to complete the syllabit, she said.
“The syllabus, as it is written now, will be used for students to take the course and will be a guide to what that course should look like.”
Williams acknowledged that many students are not fully familiar with history and history as it relates to the U, but said the syllaba should help students understand the history and the history as a whole.
In the past, the syllabee was used by the College’s faculty and staff, but now that it has become a guide for students, the curriculum is being “re-architected,” Williams said, referring to the syllabis work as a collaborative effort.
According to the Clemson website, the college’s syllabas are intended to serve as “a central resource for students in a variety of disciplines who are interested in learning about the world and the people that made it what it is today.”
The syllabaries are designed to be “the starting point” for the students, Williams noted, adding that they can be “used as a tool to understand and explore topics, concepts, and perspectives.”
Williams said the university plans to work with the Department of African and Afro-American Studies, which has a course on African American history and heritage, to design a syllabi that is more inclusive.
The syllabus will also include a course that will help students better understand and communicate with others about the diversity and history of race and ethnicity in the U and across the world.
Williams also said the college plans to develop and develop curricular initiatives that “will help students learn about and understand our rich history and cultures in a way that is relevant to today’s challenges, and we want to continue to work on that.”
She added the university is committed to “making sure that the campus has a welcoming and safe environment for students of all races and identities.”
Williams made the announcement at the Clemson African American History and Culture Festival.
The Clemson program, which offers a degree in African American studies, has been one of the most visible and popular of the institution’s programs in recent years.