Starting Monday, I get to teach my dream-lineup of semester courses: Human Osteology (with lab) and Bioarchaeology. In the spring, I went through the process of getting Bioarch on the books as a new course, and this will be the first time I've taught it since 2006. And, believe me, the practice of bioarchaeology has changed a lot since then.
- How'd you do this? I used templates in Microsoft Publisher.
- How long did it take? Probably 10 hours per syllabus to typeset.
- Can I steal this idea? By all means, steal away!
- Are the students more likely to read and keep the syllabus? Not the intro students, no. Upper division students do seem to appreciate it, but perhaps they would already have kept it? Someone do a study of this, with control groups and such!