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I need to produce a syllabus for a course I'm going to teach at the University. Could you suggest me any example (or template) of a well-designed syllabus in LaTeX? Are there any useful packages?

Thanks in advance!

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I write my course syllabi in LaTeX (here's an example), but I don't think a specialized template is really necessary: the basic machinery of sections, subsections and lists does the job pretty well, I find. –  Kieran Feb 3 '11 at 13:21
Perhaps a more specific request would be easier to handle. What do you want your syllabus to look like? Why isn't plain LaTeX sections, lists, descriptions and so on enough? –  Seamus Feb 3 '11 at 15:09
@Seamus They are more than enough! I'm just looking for some nice looking templates! The example linked by Kieran is very appealing. –  Paolo Feb 3 '11 at 16:23
Possibly related to tex.stackexchange.com/questions/843/… –  Jan Hlavacek Feb 3 '11 at 18:39

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The termcal package is very useful for dealing with the schedule of a syllabus, especially if you teach a course regularly or have multiple sections of a course. It generates a calendar for the course based on a starting date. Other than that, I don't think there's much need for anything more than regular sectioning commands (as others have mentioned).

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Termcal link, if you can't be bothered googling it yourself. –  Seamus Feb 3 '11 at 15:08
@Seamus Why google when texdoc will do the same? –  Alan Munn Feb 3 '11 at 16:47

I would not think a syllabus needs any eye-candy design, so a simple LaTeX document would do the task.

I have found two templates thought worth to mention, the first from the University of Connecticut and the other one from Matt Mastin. I hope you could use these and good luck designing, customizing your own syllabus template!

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