If there is a theme that runs through Hagel's syllabus choices, it's a pretty realpolitik one.
The syllabus hints that discussions will touch on marketing, religion, gay culture, sex, and gender.
Yep, you read that right: The glamorous world of global influence peddling just got its own syllabus.
1650s, "table of contents of a series of lectures, etc.," from Late Latin syllabus "list," a misreading of Greek sittybos (plural of sittyba "parchment label, table of contents," of unknown origin) in a 1470s edition of Cicero's "Ad Atticum" iv.5 and 8. The proper plural would be syllabi.