John Barna at New York University

John Barna

  • 3.0Overall Quality
  • 3.1Helpfulness
  • 3.0Clarity
  • 4.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
4/30/14

CFII

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Really just a wonderful man who wants his students to learn. Can get boring at times, so try to start discussions with him and you'll be amazed at how interesting it can turn out to be. Great overall professor.

3/26/14

CFII

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is the man, works diligently, goes through great material, and funny!

6/6/13

SFII-UF

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

His teaching style is not for all but all can succeed. Class can be rowdy and repetitive. The 3 papers are of little importance. Show effort on those, but don't kill yourself. Through the midterm and final he will see how well you listened in class and grade you on that. Easy A IF you do the work, as he says. As a person he is passionate and kind.

5/14/13

CF2

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easily the worst professor I've ever had. Enjoy the easy A, but know that you won't take anything from the course. His classes are exceptionally boring and he usually doesn't finish the curriculum on time, necessitating multiple make-up classes in the middle of finals week. To make matters worse, the final and midterm take between 3 and 7 hours.

4/4/13

CF1 CF2

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is one of the few professors who actually cares about his students if you are willing to talk to him. Whether it be through sports or one of his other interest, you can easily get to know him which will help your grade. It can be an easy A, but you need to show that you care about his class.

3/30/13

CF 1

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Miserable. Goes off-topic constantly, cares more about sports than class, feels like a bad public high school teacher. If you're looking to do little work for a high grade and can pretend to pay attention when he talks, he's the professor for you.

12/23/12

CFIfall

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Please avoid taking this class...essay topics are not clear...he talks about everything else except culture foundations...he gives long study guides you can't finish for his five hour midterm and final. (yeah five hours). And no one knows how well they are doing in class until you see your grade posted. Please what more do you want...please avoid

12/12/12

CF1

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

so easy but EXTREMELY boring. take if you want the easy A but don't take if you want to actually learn

10/3/12

CFI

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

You will do well in Barna's class as long as you realize that he only wants his own answers regurgitated back to him. If you write them down and split up the study guide as a group, the class is an easy A. I think he's a great guy and very entertaining, but I see how he'd irritate some people with his strong opinions.

6/12/12

SociaII

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pro. Barna is a cool cat, knows a lot of stuff. You should have no prob acing is class. He also makes lots of jokes, some corny some funny, but they lighten the mood and make enjoyable.

6/12/12

SFISFII

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Barna is a great professor and also a great guy. He is very kind to his students and the work load is fair and manageable. He is very knowledgable in his expertise. He likes to get to know students, so introduce yourself and participate so that he knows you're paying attention. He doesn't ask for much, so do well and you'll score an A

5/20/12

CULTII

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professors Barna is one of the most useless professors I have ever encountered at NYU. (Surprised how NYU hired him). He doesn't teach you anything. However, has this delusional view that he has been teaching ridiculous amounts of information and how extra class time will be necessary to get through the material. Waste of a class and time. Avoid.

3/4/12

CultI

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

John Barna is a great professor at NYU. One of the best I've had so far. I enjoyed the lectures. I don't know why people write these negative reviews about him, it's not his fault you didn't get an A and you did badly on the midterm...you just didn't study. I think that you can do well in this class if you put in the work. Def. recommend him.

1/11/12

CFI101

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

filling out the study guides for the midterm and final is TORTURE. Really long and hard.. especially when u don't learn anything the whole semester. and he looks for specific answers ( if not you will loose points, even if what you say is still right). RUN>>

12/1/11

CF1

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Barna is knowledgeable but not a good professor. He has his opinions on the course material and will not listen to anything contrary to that. You are given a study guide to fill out for the midterm and final that you can use during the exam but good luck filling it out without having learned anything from him all semester. I do not recommend him.

11/18/11

cf1

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is the man. He is very nice and very helpful. He likes all of his students and will help anyone. I would definitely take him because its not difficult and he is awesome.

11/10/11

CF1

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

barna is the coolest, funniest teacher in NYU. He gives you the midterm and final a week before the actual test and then he goes over it with you a day or two before the test. if you play intramural sports you get an easy A i highly suggest him he is my favorite teacher ever

11/1/11

CFI040

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

barna is a great guy...he may seem a little boring at times but he truly cares about his students and is always willing to help them out....he's a smart guy i recommend taking his class

9/10/11

CF2

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

VERY boring lectures. But if you want an easy A and don't care about learning, for sure take it. Just make sure to get to know him outside of class, and go to his review sessions right before the test. He basically gives you the midterm and final in advance and tells you all the answers in the study session. No work besides midterm and final

7/19/11

CULT2

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Barna is absolutely amazing. He may seem intimidating at first but he truly cares about his students. Not only an amazing professor but a great friend. Class participation is important and attendance is a must. More importantly, I recommend you go to all extra help sessions offered -- will help you get that A. EASY!

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