The syllabi of sign language courses vary among programs in colleges, universities, and other educational institutions.
As ASL classes have been quickly growing popular since the 1980s, a curriculum for teaching students ASL as a second language (L2) was developed and standardized for a higher quality of instruction and learning -- Learning Outcomes for American Sign Language Skills Levels 1-4.
A syllabus basically includes the following:
General description: An introduction to American Sign Language and its Deaf culture and community... to develop communicative competency and receptive and expressive skills...
Instructor: (this section contains an instructor's name, contact information, etc).
Course materials: (this contain a textbook, course materials, etc). The student workbook Signing Naturally currently is a common ACTFL-standard textbook on the market.
Evaluations (credit course): this section contain information about the evaluations which may consist of assignments, projects, journals, presentations, tests, quizzes, mid-term exams, oral exam (communicative competency), and/or final exam.
Grading: This contain information on an educational institution's grading system. E.g. A for 90-100%, B for 89-80% and so on.
Kim Brown Kurz, Phd; Marty M. Taylor, PhD. Learning Outcomes for American Sign Language Skills Levels 1-4. Download this document in the public domain at https://ritdml.rit.edu/handle/1850/6270
Wilcox, Sherman; Wilcox, Phyllis Perrin (1997). Learning to See: Teaching American Sign Language as a Second Language (second edition). Gallaudet University Press.
Baker-Shenk, Dennis Cokely Charlotte (1980). American Sign Language: A Teacher's Resource Text on Curriculum, Methods, and Evaluation. Gallaudet University Press.
Related topics: Curriculum in ASL