Gerald Gunderson at Trinity College

Gerald Gunderson

  • 2.5Overall Quality
  • 2.5Helpfulness
  • 2.5Clarity
  • 2.2Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/4/13

FORG 201

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedA

He is one of the best professors in the econ department. If you are interested in business and management you must take classes with him.

5/1/12

Econ214

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Do not take this class!! While the class topics itself can be somewhat interesting, his grading system is ridiculous. He prides himself on the fact that he has only given out 11 A's in his entire career which has probably been about 40 years long. Do not take this class.

4/8/12

Econ214

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pro. Gunderson is really an amazing guy. He has apparently revamped his econ 214 class since 2008, as everyone I know in the class (including myself) really enjoys it. Gunderson is clearly passionate about both what he teaches, his students, and learning. Super interesting random facts in class, fair grader, readings not necessary. A+.

5/8/08

ECON214

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Don't Take This Class!!! It will lower your GPA, even if you go to class all the time and take diligent notes. The multiple choice exams are worthless at testing your knowledge of the course and he knows it. Trust what everyone here is saying and don't take the class!

5/7/08

ECON214

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

BEWARE. Seriously, listen to me. GOOD STUDENTS GET C's OR LOWER, PROBABLY LOWER. He has the most flawed way of assessing students. The average of the final was a 54 and he will give you a 54 not just a C- to pass. This is the worst most frustrating class i have ever taken in my life. LISTEN TO ME

5/6/08

ECONECON

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

214 with Gunderson is the worst class I have ever taken in my entire time that I have had an education. Don't take this class, it really has nothing to do with economics. The grading curve is useless and most of the class doesn't get above a C. Gunderson thinks he is some sort of an entrepreneuurial hotshot, but hes just a low grade history teacher

5/6/08

hist206

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

The subject material is very interesting and that is about the only positive. Otherwise the class sucks. I studied for hours and knew the material very well, however, the tests are impossible. Each test is 25 multiple choice and worth 4 points and the wording of the questions are ridiculous. Only take this class if you want to lower your GPA!!

12/19/07

ECON321

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Gunderson is a great guy, and you will learn a lot in the two classes that he teaches at Trinity (which are basically the same thing.) His grading system however is seriously flawed. You can understand the material better than 95% of the students in the class and not be able to show that in your papers or exams. They are a total crap-shoot.

5/29/07

ECON214

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

if you go to class, take good notes and just study those, you can easily get an A.

4/12/07

econ214

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

The most engaging teacher that I have come across as of yet. Tests are hard, but grades easily on papers to make up for it and has a ridiculous grading curve. Can easily pull off a B+ without ever doing any outside work. Great teacher, can tell he loves the material

4/11/07

ECOn214

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This professor is fair. gets a bad rep because of his grading system. his system is pretty much a preset curve which will actually help you. as long as you go to class and take good notes you are set for the class. don't even have to read the textbook or any other readings. class is really interesting, highly recommended

11/3/06

ECON101

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a nice enough guy if you show initiative in class. However, he is on a MAJOR power trip. He will take any opportunity to show you that you did something wrong i.e. not doing the exact perfect format when sending an e-mail. He underestimates the intelligence of his students. If you don't mind feeling dumb when you're not, he's ok.

11/1/06

EconAEH

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

6/22/04

Economics

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible! Class notes and Readings have nothing to do with the Tests. I spent hrs reading the books and class notes. During the final, he put facts and people on there that we never studied. (Oh yeah, the avg. final was a 51%--actually it was more like th

5/19/04

ECON 214

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

STAY AWAY FROM GUNDERSON!!! Horrible grading system--VERY UNFAIR. This class is essentially an independent study since all the notes are posted on the Internet--no incentive whatsoever to go to class.

5/6/04

ECON 327

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great lectures, he'll test fairly and have you do just enough work to learn the material, but no more. Short papers, fair exams. Really friendly guy too.

5/5/04

Econ 214

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awful professor who enjoys giving out bad grades.

4/29/04

ent. econ

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

most bizarre and unnecessarily baffling grading system. wouldn't complain if it weren't inherently flawed. kids get to cheat thru online exams, and common consensus is gunderson unfairly grades on first impressions. so be sure your first write-up kick ass

4/9/04

any

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

7/10/03

hist

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

DO NOT TAKE A CLASS WITH GUNDERSON! He is a very smart economist though a horrible teacher who could care less if anyone comes to class or cheats their way through the computer exams -- he will fail people who work and pass those who dont even attend!

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