Often the CSU receives requests for detailed outlines, syllabi or descriptions for subjects (units or modules which are known as "courses" in the CSU system). Unfortunately, none of the 23 campuses are required to provide syllabi on their websites or provide this information to our partners or prospective exchange students. CSU professors are not obligated to provide a syllabus to students before the first day of class so we ask that prospective exchange students refrain from contacting the campuses to make these requests.
Brief descriptions of courses, along with any prerequisites required, are provided in CSU campus “catalogs”. A few campus departments may have some syllabi available on their department website so students are welcome to visit department websites to see if additional information is available. This can be done by going to the campus homepage and conducting a search of the department. Campus homepage links are available here.
IMPORTANT: Courses listed in campus catalogs may not be offered every year or may be impacted or restricted. To find out if the subject area is impacted or restricted, refer to the document entitled “CSU Campus Selection Guidelines”, note that information is subject to change. Also note that there are no guarantees that students will be able to get courses that are offered in any given year. Therefore, the key to a successful exchange to the CSU is flexibility.