College: Agriculture and Life Science
Department: Animal Science
REPORT ON RECERTIFICATION OF C COURSE: ANSC 315
We recommend that ANSC 315 Livestock Judging be certified as a writing (C) course for four academic years (1/14 to 1/18). We have reviewed a representative syllabus and have determined that the course meets or exceeds the following criteria:
- Percentage of final grade based on writing quality: 50%
- Course content appropriate to the major
- Total number of words: 3940
- Total minutes of speaking: 32 minutes
- Instructor to student ratio for one section: 1:17
ANSC 315 is a two-credit course, with two graduate assistants helping the instructor. Students write 16 brief (230-250-word) explanations of their livestock judging (in 6 sets, based on animal) and give oral presentations for each set of reasons. The written explanations serve as feedback for the oral presentations. Formative feedback on the writing is covered by writing 16 documents in the same genre, which are graded and returned promptly. Instruction includes the study of examples (written and in video form) from previous students, and in-class instruction on matters such as clarity, gesture, and intonation.
No significant changes have been made since original certification was granted.