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Douglas Agbetsiafa
Professor in the Economics department
at Indiana University South Bend, South Bend, IN
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Overall Quality
3.3
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.6
Clarity
3.1
Easiness
2.4
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39 Student Ratings
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05/22/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
E305 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great professor. I wish he would speak louder when lecturing is the one complaint I had about him.

04/25/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
S104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I'm saddened that I'm leaving this class since Agbestiafa was such a great professor. He knows his topic and really wants you to understand. He grades fairly and loves to answer questions. He is willing to work with you when you need help. For our class, he enjoyed our company and had fun along with us. Highly recommend for honors.

04/24/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECON S104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This is a challenging and sometimes confusing class, but Professor Agbetsiafa knows the subject inside out and is very enthusiastic about helping students. Stay focused, take lots of notes, and put time into the class, and you should have a great time with him.

04/23/2013
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
S104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Agbetsiafa knows what he is doing. He is hard to understand some of the time, but if you put forth the time and effort you will receive a good grade in the class. He curves a lot of the grades also.

11/07/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECONS103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Agebetsiafa is an excellent professor getting unfair reviews. It is true that he is sometimes difficult to understand when he is talking but if you pay close attention, ask questions, and take the time to talk to him about what you don't understand he can be a great help. He knows the subject and wants to help you.

09/30/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
ECONS104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

If you read the chapters and ask many questions, you will do extremely well. He grades extremely fair, sometimes curving. He lives his subject and has passion for it. However, he is a bit difficult to understand in lectures so be sure to study before tests.

11/08/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Econ104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He is a great professor. He has a strong accent but as long as you pay attention he is easy to understand. He is very knowledgeable when it comes to economics.

08/30/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Econ103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is very hard to understand. He has very high expectations for his students.

08/25/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
EconE104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He loves to challenge his students to go deeper. Many students get mad because he approaches the classroom and teaching with professionalism. Economics is is hard subject to understand, but if you are attentive and commit studying time, and forget the partying, you will pass. He has also become my business advisor.

12/04/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
econ103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

terrible accent. incredibly hard to understand, and very hard to work with.

08/14/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECON104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This prof seems to be very skilled in the area of Economics, however, he is in desperate need of "teacher" training. He worled solely from the publisher-created powerpoints, but didn't seem to look at them ahead of time. I'm quite certain he has no idea what "active learning" should be, and he wouldn't unless he had taken an education class or 2.

06/18/2009
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
MicroEcon Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

His lectures are very organic and right-brain. He requires you to think and learn. He tends to digress but in doing so presents a bigger picture and context not offered in the textbook's examples. Very interesting guy. IUSB is lucky to have him. Difficult tests but wants to know you are "getting it" so be sure to challenge him or ask questions.

04/30/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Econ101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

One of the absolutely worst. he has no clue how things work in industry, needs to get out of academia and get a real job for awhile

07/18/2008
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECONE103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Maybe its his accent that makes it so hard to understand certain things that he says, but the worst part is when you have a question he answers it in a way that makes you feel stupid! He is also very sarcastic. To begin with, this subject is hard, and this professor is quite a character which only makes it harder!

05/12/2008
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECONE305 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

A bit pompous. I cannot help but feel I should be reimbursed for the 20 minutes we spent the first class learning how to say his last name.

05/07/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BUSE104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Was not clear, arrogant and not helpful, made a simple basic lower leveled economics HARD and could not explain properly. He has the weakest boringest voice. His test are ridiculous. Dreaded his class!!

01/05/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Econ103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great guy, even better teacher. All tests and quizzes come from the book. Very Intelligent and wants you to master the material. Pretty tough tests but if you read the book they are not to bad.

05/26/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECONE Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is quite interesting and helpful but at times can be difficult to comprehend/understand.

12/19/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
MBAA514 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is nice and very helpful. Students have to pay attention to his note on the board, because he rarely use text book and often he jump his lecture between chapters. Attention to his lecture is the key to your success!!

12/05/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
EconE103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very intelligent professor, very helpful attitude, only wants his students to learn the principles of economics. He is an excellent lecturer and uses Power Points well. He is thoughtful and respectful of students and has a kind and caring attitude.

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