Teaching basic biology concepts to >300 non-majors who come principally from Fine Arts, Engineering and Business presents unique challenges to keep them interested, engaged and desiring to learn. "Bugs and People" was developed as a lower division general education course for non-majors that uses music, art, history, culinary skills, a Medieval Bugge Faire, live six and eight legged invertebrates, and poetry about "bugs" to explore the world of biology and how it relates to the "human experience". Comments from these students can serve as guides for faculty who seek methods to entice general students to become interested in the biological sciences.
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