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Old 05-02-2013, 03:24 PM
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Default Free course on canine reproduction

https://www.coursera.org/course/theriogenology

Officially starts tomorrow. I just signed up since my knowledge on the subject is woefully lacking; thought you guys might be interested, too!
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:30 PM
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Cool, signed up too
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:32 PM
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I'm just shocked that there needs to be a course to explain how canines reproduce.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:34 PM
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I'm just shocked that there needs to be a course to explain how canines reproduce.
If you read the class description, it covers much more than that.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:35 PM
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I'm just shocked that there needs to be a course to explain how canines reproduce.
Why? How do you think people learn about it?
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:01 PM
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I just signed up. It should be interesting because I'm just about to finish up with a semester long repro course.

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I'm just shocked that there needs to be a course to explain how canines reproduce.
I think you'd be very very surprised. My reproduction course this semester has been one of my hardest undergraduate courses thus far (and we're talking about a schedule filled with chem, bio, physics, organic chem, microbio, anatomy, and other heavy science courses).

How do you think that all those processes happen? Why do you think some species differ (e.g humans can get pregnant year round, but not dogs)? What about those production industries that wish to maximize reproductive efficiency and synchronize timing of estrus and parturition? What about the HUGE current debate on human contraceptives versus interceptives vs. abortifacient birth control methods?

There's much more to it than putting male + female together and waiting 63 days. So so many internal processes that happen in (and before) that span.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:41 PM
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I signed up! I love learning new things.... especially when its free.
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HOLY MOLY. This website is awesome! I have no interest in dog reproduction, but I just signed up for a class on creating formative assessments in a math classroom, using cooperative learning strategies with students, and introductory psychology. This is so cool!

THANK YOU!!!!
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:33 PM
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My Mum was just telling my sister and me about this-as in the free college courses websites. I think it's awesome. She heard about it on NPR a couple days back.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:22 PM
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Why? How do you think people learn about it?
Same way I did, from a sneaky neighbor dog when I was in kindergarten.
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