Students were asked how many courses were taken in the subject area similar to
Class I. In response, it was found that 34.2% (n=26) had taken no courses, 46.1% (n=35)
had taken one to two courses, 13.2% (n=10) had taken three to four courses and 6.6%
(n=5) had taken more than four courses in the subject area.
Student participants were asked how many problem sets were assigned during a
typical week that had taken more than an hour to complete. In Class I, 47.4% (n=36)
stated none, 43.4% (n=33) claimed one to two problem sets, 6.6% (n=5) declared three to
four problem sets and 2.6% (n=2) stated more than five problem sets were completed
during a typical week which required more than one hour.
All Students
The nine classes examined in this study were combined to present demographic
information of all students participating in this study. There were 993 undergraduate
students enrolled in the nine courses examined in this study, of which 716 (72.1%)
participated. Of the respondents, 98.6% (n=698) were classified as full-time students. Ten
students (1.4%) considered themselves as part-time students. There were eight students
who did not respond to the item regarding full-time status. Of the student respondents,
65.7% (n=467) were female while 34.3% (n=244) were male. Five students did not
answer the question regarding gender.
A total of 63 different academic majors were identified among the student
participants. The five academic majors with the largest number of participating students
were: food and resource economics (19.1%, n=136), animal science (17.5%, n=125),
nutritional science (13.0%, n=93), family youth and consumer sciences (11.6%, n=83)
and animal biology (8.8%, n=63). Together, these five academic majors comprised 70.1%