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Gerald Gunderson
Professor in the Economics department
at Trinity College, Hartford, CT
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Overall Quality
2.5
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.5
Clarity
2.5
Easiness
2.3
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12/04/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
FORG 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

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.

05/01/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Econ214 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

04/08/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Econ214 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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+.

05/08/2008
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECON214 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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!

05/07/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECON214 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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

05/06/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECONECON Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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

05/06/2008
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
hist206 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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!!

12/19/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECON321 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

05/29/2007
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECON214 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

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

04/12/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
econ214 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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

04/11/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECOn214 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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

11/03/2006
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECON101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

11/01/2006
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
EconAEH Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

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06/22/2004
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Economics Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/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

05/19/2004
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECON 214 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/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.

05/06/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ECON 327 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/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.

05/05/2004
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Econ 214 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Awful professor who enjoys giving out bad grades.

04/29/2004
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ent. econ Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/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

04/09/2004
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
any Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

No Comments

07/10/2003
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
hist Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/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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