What are course outlines?
A course outline is a summary document of essential course information, which includes learning outcomes and evaluations in a standardized format. This document is a primary resource for students to identify assignments, important dates and other supporting information.
What are course outlines used for?
Credit transfer: course outlines are used to see if a course you took may be equivalent in learning outcomes, course content, labs, etc. to transfer to or from another postsecondary institution.
PLAR: course outlines are also used to see if learning you have acquired outside of school, through experiential and/or non-formal learning, may be equivalent to a Fanshawe course for the purpose of obtaining academic credit.
How do I obtain course outlines?
To request course outlines:
- Click on the "Find your course outline" button above;
- Complete the access form;
- Once in the Course Outline System, filter by Academic Year & Program Name/Code to find course outlines for an entire program, or use the "Search" function to find Course Outlines for specific courses;
- Once the list of courses appears, click on the "Add to Cart" button next to each course required;
- Click on "Go to Cart";
- Click on "Check Out Now";
- You will receive an email with a link to each Course Outline requested.
Course outline not available?
- For outlines prior to 2004, contact the Registrar’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org;
- For 2004 - present outlines not found, contact your Program Coordinator;
- For credit transfer and PLAR questions, contact an Admissions and Pathways Advisor in the Advising Centre.