{ANSC 406 Beef Cattle Production & Management}

College: Agriculture and Life Science
Department: Animal Science
Type: C
Status: Approved

Proposer: Andy Herring
Number: 5-9284
Email: A-herring@tamu.edu



We recommend that ANSC 406 Beef Cattle Production and Management be certified as a communications (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:

  1. Percentage of final grade based on writing quality: 30%
  2. Course content appropriate to the major
  3. Total number of words: 2500
  4. Total minutes of oral performance: 5 minutes
  5. Instructor to student ratio for one section: 1:15

ANSC 406 is a 4-credit course that requires individual research papers of at least 1250 words, for which students get formative feedback on an outline and a draft. They also complete a report in writing and in oral form, collaboratively. They start with two short preliminary presentations for formative feedback. They also write two draft versions of portions of the final report for formative feedback. For instruction, students read an extension publication that serves as a model and also search out models from research reports for their research paper. They also view samples of professional speaking.

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