A second and third year Biology of Reproduction course was revised to include majors and non-majors, students with more diverse social and cultural backgrounds than just Animal Science students. The redevelopcd course was cross-listed in Biology and was general education certified so that it would fulfill four of the six credit hours required for all students. Elements, among others, added in the revision were the inclusion of species other than farm animals, conceptual and inquiry instruction, relevancy teaching, cooperative learning, and instruction that challenged the students to critically and creatively think, make decisions, and solve problems. After revision, not only did enrollment increase, course and instructor evaluations improved. Eighty-nine percent of students, both animal science majors and non-majors rated the revision course in the upper 10% of the courses they had completed. Therefore, increasing inclusivity had significance and should be considered by others.



non-majors, majors, animal science, biology of reproduction

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