This template is bare bones. It needs to be adapted to fit the needs of your course. There are a number of areas in it highlighted in green. Those are the places that need your personal touch: the course description, the outcomes, the calendar, the assignments. These areas are where you can create excitement for research and excitement for the course. These areas are where you can establish not only the problem your course will be addressing but also the urgency of that problem---what's at stake, why we should care about it. Once WRI 1100 has been taught a few quarters, I will include complete syllabi on this page as models for what the course can look like. Right now, this template can serve as a starting point.
For reference, here are a few syllabi: