Bernard Malamud at University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV)

Bernard Malamud

  • 2.3Overall Quality
  • 2.3Helpfulness
  • 2.2Clarity
  • 2.3Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/11/13

Econ 103

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible instructor. Gets mad when you are confused and doesn't explain concepts well at all. Doesn't care if people talk in class but if he sees you texting he'll kick you out. All the exams are extremely difficult and poorly written. When you ask for clarification he gets upset and doesn't clarify. Avoid this professor at all costs.

12/10/13

ECON 103

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

The material is straightforward, but good luck staying awake in class. He is so boring. He doesn't explain things well, but if you read the textbook you'll be fine. The SI sessions helped to clarify the material. 4 multiple choice exams w/ about 40 questions (final has 80). Takes attendance w/ iClicker Qs.

11/14/13

Acc 201

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Horrible professor. Daily clicker scores, so attendance is required, however even this clicker questions are absurdly difficult sometimes so you lose out. 4 tests, all of which are very hard. Useless in class examples, poor clarification, overly complex explanantions. He is simply an awful professor, I would take someone else if you can help it.

11/9/13

Econ 103

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Mr Malamud is a caring prof. His exams& ppt notes are purely based on THE BOOK and he posts ppt's online!Important to read the book! Also you can not hear him but he gave my class extra credit opportunities on the exams. And he curves final grades! Also it is VERY IMPORTANT TO ATTEND CLASSES for clicker scores! GO TO Suplimental Instruction!!!

11/7/13

ECON 103

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I could barely hear him in class. Very boring and gets frustrated when the class doesn't understand something.

5/13/13

ECON

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Yes, he knows a lot, but his lectures are pretty boring, he just mumbles and its pretty hard to listen to him sometimes, any sign of disruption notices and flips off. Laughs at he's own jokes. If you like monotone professors, I highly recommend him.

4/10/13

ECON-304

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

A lot easier than Econ-303. For final exam, you are given a list of books to choose from (about Subprime Mortage Crises)and give a summary. Tests in general are not that hard. Good class to take overall.

8/29/12

ECON303

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took 303 over the summer and that was a lot of infomation to digest. I would not recommend it, the final was 19 pages long. He can be boring at times, but being bored is a state of mind that you should not indulge in. He really knows his stuff and will help you out in his office. He loves talking about "The Green Shaft"

5/25/12

ECON442

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This course was pretty easy. For me, I found Malamud to be a decent enough lecturer. Most others say he's the most boring teacher they've had. Sometimes he laughs at his own jokes or gets a kick out of his own lectures, that can be a bit funny. He can be extremely moody and will not hesitate to kick students out if they're not paying attention.

5/9/12

Econ303

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Second test is the hardest. Final is copy and paste from other exams. Read the book, and you should do fine. He blocks the board a lot by standing in front of what he writes. Extremely boring, but you will learn. Allows for rewrites, and curves at the end. I had a mid-B going into the final and ended up with a solid A.

4/23/12

Econ303

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Malamud is DEFINITELY an expert in economics, but not an expert in teaching.. He means well with his lectures and teaches with passion but details get lost when he skips over steps and subtleties that he believes are common knowledge. You can pass the class, just plan on doing a lot of studying and be overly prepared for all the tests!

10/8/11

ECON463

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I've had Malamud for 2 classes. The second time around in 463 was much easier. His lectures were better blueprints for his exams. The first couple of days are dry, but his next few months of work is a barrage of information. Be ready, be calm, and show up. Worst thing to do is to miss one of his classes.

9/4/11

ECON463

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easier than ECON303. Lectures can be dry but he's a wealth of knowledge. Essay questions exams, may 1-2 essay pop quizzes. Highly recommended for Econ majors. His classes requires effort, learning, and stimulates understanding. I Don't miss his lectures, taking good class notes and not falling asleep will benefit your exam grades the most.

9/4/11

ECON303

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Top notch economics professor who is knowledgeable in economics, math, history and current events. Exams are all essays and difficult. Attend all the classes, take detail notes of all the diagrams, and reading the book is mandatory to understand the material. Very challenging course. Study groups recommended. Dry lectures but u'll learn a lot

8/29/11

HON200C

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took Honors macroeconomics with this professor. I liked this professor. I see there are mixed reviews on him. Yes his lectures are a little hard to follow sometimes. He is very good at relating the material with the current events in the world. He is a generous grader. I thought the book was very easy to understand. Read that and you will do good

5/19/11

ECON442

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

You should avoid this professor at all costs. His teaching is vague, his comments are cryptic, and he expects you to have skills that he doesn't teach. He gets angry that students can't do the calculus, but then avoids teaching it. Seriously reconsider taking his courses unless you can't avoid it.

4/28/11

Hon200

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

why unlv continues to employ him is beyond me. He fails to teach the class what we need to know for the test and then when we all fail he blames the class for not understanding the concepts. Sure he is easy but his rambling lectures simply aren't worth the trouble. better off just reading the book and staying away from him.

4/27/11

Hon200

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He has good intentions and is obviously very informed on economics but is sorely lacking in his ability to teach. His lectures are giant run on sentences and usually muddle everything he is trying to present. Just read the book and ignore him. His class is easy though and he is a very generous grader.

3/21/11

ECON442

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's smart as hell, but sooooo boring. Imagine taking a History of Rock n Roll class that only talked about the Beatles- now pretend that they're Adam Smith. My god, there are too many other RELEVANT economists that will be glossed over in the class. (Marx?) As for the books: who knows what you should be reading- except for EVERYTHING EVER WRITTEN.

12/31/10

ECON304

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

The class required studying but nothing too ridiculous. I love Professor Malamud, I think he has a quirky sense of humor and he cracks me up.

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