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Teacher Grade: A

Difficulty Grade: 5/10

ECON 222

Grade Received: B+

posted 2018

Overall a very doable course. His lectures are about 1 hour long and he stays after class for an hour to help students with online homework and questions. He also posts previous exams as practice problems (which are very helpful!). Tests are not hard, but you have to dedicate some time to studying (which I didn’t). Occasionally, his explinations are not the best and can confuse students.

Teacher Grade: A+

Difficulty Grade: 3/10

ECON 222

Grade Received: A

posted 2019

Take Dr. Werner. He only lectures for the first hour of class. The second hour he stays and lets you do the online homework . Stay and do the online Hw because he will help you. Attendance isn't mandatory and also not needed because he reads 100% of the slides and he posts all the slides onto poly learn. He also posts past midterms onto polylearn so make sure you do them because he takes many of the questions from the past midterms and puts them onto the tests. The class is 3 midterms each work 25% and the online hw which is worth another 25%. Take this class you won't regret it.

Teacher Grade: B

Difficulty Grade: 3/10

EDUC 222

Grade Received: A

posted 2019

Bit of an arse? Sure. But he ultimately knows him stuff and if you ask him the right questions he will give you the right answer. Ask him the wrong question and he might be a little mean, but don't be afraid to rephrase and ask again. Homework is online, can be a little annoying and finicky, but doesn't take too long and you get 4 tries to get it right. I never once read the book went to class, and got a good grade (though I admit that is much more my learning style). Also, no final!

Teacher Grade: B-

Difficulty Grade: 8/10

ECON 222

Grade Received: B

posted 2019

He likes to cancel class and let the students out early. You have to read the book and pay attention during class in order to do well on the tests.

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ECON 222

Grade Received: B

posted 2018

ECON 222 was a decent class. I struggle a lot with economics and I had a hard time grasping the information, but the class itself is very straightforward. Werner usually lectures for an hour to an hour and a half and then would let us out early. Every week, you do about two quizzes on your own and that is the only homework he assigns. He definitely knows what he is talking about and has a very dry sense of humor.

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ECON 222

Grade Received: B

posted 2018

Werner isn't very good at teaching economics. There was so much homework for the class but the homework did not even correlate with the exams. The online quizzes were harder than his exams. I recommend the best way to study for exams is by reading his power point slides, which by the way, he did not even create. He just uses slides from the textbook.

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ECON 222

Grade Received: B

posted 2018

Not the best professor. He has powerpoints that he reads off of and sort of elaborates off of during class. He'll put up the powerpoints online so you can see them, and gives you some extra credit over the course of the quarter. He lets class go out really early, so if you're into teaching the stuff to yourself, take this class.

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ECON 222

Grade Received: B

posted 2018

I loved getting out an hour to an hour and a half early! It was great that he left the remaining class time open to work on homework and get help. However, he read from the slides word for word and went through them really fast. You have to pay $60 for access to Pearson MyLab to complete your homework quizzes, and another $60 if you want access to the e-text (there is no hard copy available anywhere!) He was also rude in some of his comments/language, and showed his bias when we got to material that covered government policy, which interfered with his already sub-standard lectures. All in all, easy grade.

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ECON 222

Grade Received: A

posted 2018

This guy is hilarious. Every class, he'll walk into the room like he could care less, blaze through the slides, and end class an hour early. His body language personally really irritated me: he rolls his eyes, sighs often, and isn't afraid to let the occasional F-bomb fly. Going to class is optional, and as a result, the lecture hall is less than half full on a consistent basis (aside from the 3 midterms). His lectures are sometimes confusing, and for the non-Econ or Business students taking the class, I could tell that they had no idea what in the world he was talking about. Don't get me wrong, this guy knows his stuff with ECON, the problem arises when he fails to clearly explain concepts to students. As a business major who had already taken Econ in HS, the class was more of a waste of time than a challenge. But I felt bad for those who came to class every day and really make an effort to understand the material, only to have to deal with a professor that doesn't care about the subject much. As an upside, he stays after class and will basically give you the answers to the weekly online quizzes, and I was able to milk the answers out of him and get out of the class each day having completed the homework in 30 minutes (and considering he ends an hour early, I get out of class a half hour early with all HW completed). It's actually pretty hilarious how little he cares about the quizzes--it got to a point where a student would literally ask him the question and he would say something like "the answer is B" without any explanation. Unbelievable. Another upside is that he posts past midterms on PolyLearn, and there's a TON of overlap with the current midterms. I remember that for one of the midterms, out of the 50 questions, at least 20 were very similar to past midterms, and 5-10 were exact copies. Bottom line: If you have a general understanding of ECON coming into the class, it will be the easiest thing in your life. You'll barely need to study for midterms, and if you stay a little bit after the lectures, you'll never have to do homework outside of class time. If you're not a BUS or ECON major, however, I'd probably recommend that you avoid this dude and seek out a professor that will actually care about your success in the class.

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ECON 222

Grade Received: A

posted 2018

Professor Werner's class is probably the most manageable economics course you could take. Your grade is made up of 3 tests and homework. He gives you practice tests to take before the actual tests and I would HIGHLY recommend that you do the tests 2 times each before the actual tests if you want to get good grades. The homework is pretty confusing so I would also recommend that you stay after class to do the homework so you can ask him to explain the questions (his lectures are usually an hour long so the second hour he stays to help with homework). Overall this class was interesting at times but is what I would expect a macro-econ course to be. I would take Werner again because he does want his students to be successful and will help you if you are struggling.