What is a course description?

A course description serves to state the rationale for the course and give an overview of key content covered, skills and knowledge to be learned, and how it will benefit the student. It may include learning strategies and major activities, if it would be a significant factor in a student deciding whether to take the course or not. Course descriptions should be clear, concise, and written for a student audience, but are also accessed by parents, other universities for transfer credit evaluation, employers, and accrediting bodies. Course Description Guidelines

A course description:

Reference Material

Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy (2001) uses verbs and gerunds in categories that describe the cognitive processes by which learners encounter and work with knowledge (P.Armstrong, Bloom’s Taxonomy).