You can access a course syllabus the Friday before a term begins. The syllabus is made available through the course in Canvas.
To access this you can click on Modules on the left hand side of Canvas. From there, click on Course Information and the syllabus will be listed as Student Course Syllabus.
Students also have access to a "sample syllabus" at any point. This sample syllabus should never be used to start assignments but can give a general idea about what sort of assignments might be in a course. You can find these by clicking on the course code in the Booklists link found in the Academics/Schedule section of your Student Portal (bottom of the home page of the portal).