College: Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department: Animal Science
REPORT ON RECERTIFICATION OF W COURSE: ANSC 481
We recommend that ANSC 481 Seminar be certified as a writing (W) course for four academic years (1/16 to 1/20). 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: 80%
- Course content appropriate to the major
- Total number of words: 3850
- Instructor to student ratio for one section: 1:20
ANSC 481 is a one-credit course. The writing for this course includes a proposal for a final paper topic and a paper on the approved topic. A draft of the final paper is peer reviewed and given instructor comments. The first four class periods are devoted to writing and speaking instruction and include reading and evaluating scientific papers, developing topics, reviewing plagiarism prevention, and creating figures.
No significant changes have been made since original certification was granted.