A syllabus functions as a contract between the professor and the students. The syllabus is a course-planning tool. It helps the instructor prepare and organize the course. It describes the course goals; explains the course structure and assignments, exams, review sessions, and other activities which required for students to learn the material.
The document includes:
-list of assignments
-faculty office hours, office phone and email.
The faculty want their students to succeed. If a student has any questions or concerns about what is on the syllabus ask your professor.