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Professor Oral Robinson Reviews


Class Ratings

1Awful Class
1Very Hard
3Kinda Interesting
3Kinda Useful

Prof: Oral Robinson / Fall 2021

Oct 30, 2021

Comments on the course

I'm genuinely surprised that this course has no economics/finance/business prerequisite. I took this course under the impression that it would discuss more of the social implications of development and underdevelopment by exploring poverty, tourism, work conditions in sweatshops, consumerism, neocolonialism, etc. but so much of it was centered around economics and finance, not sociology. I had straight As until this course where I got a B and then a D and I knew it was over. If you're interested in market crashes, market liberalization, the world economy, and international financial institutions, this course is for you. But if you don't think you can comprehend any of that, I'd highly recommend you stay away from this course.

Comments on the professor

Dead silence happening every single time the prof asks a question (even among the students who were talkative in the first few lectures) should be indicative that the class isn't keeping up. Oral is a nice professor who can be funny, but I think he could be more attuned to when the class clearly isn't understanding what's going on.


I wish I had any background in economics and finance at all. Do not take this course if you don't know a thing about economics and finance.

Course: SOCI 301Delivery: In personGrade: Drop/WithdrawalWorkload: HeavyTextbook Use: Yes
Quiz HeavyExam HeavyEssay Heavy

Class Ratings

5Amazing Class

Professor Rating

4Good Prof

Prof: Oral Robinson / Fall 2022

Dec 22, 2022

Comments on the course

This class was really interesting, and I feel like I learned a lot about development. Grading was fairly tough for written assignments but I felt like the midterm and final were pretty fair. Course was super readings heavy and I found that keeping up with the assigned reading each week was a lot of work.

Course Content

I found the content of this class super interesting, and it gave a very effective overview of the history of development (colonialism, development, globalization, sustainability) as well as looking at specifics (eg. Fair Trade, SDG's) Personally didn't feel that much of the content was economics heavy, but that being said I have taken ECON 101/102.

Comments on the professor

Interesting and knowledgable lecturer. Uses a lot of Kahoots in class which I personally really enjoyed. I felt like marking was pretty tough.


Keep up with the readings

Course: SOCI 301Delivery: In personGrade: Not sure yetWorkload: HeavyTextbook Use: Yes
Quiz HeavyExam Heavy

Class Ratings

3OK Class
3Kinda Useful

Prof: Oral Robinson / Spring 2021

Aug 31, 2021

Comments on the course

I'm not sure if the content just wasn't appealing because the course was online, but I just thought it was so dry and boring the whole time. It's a GPA booster if you make the slightest effort. I probably would have gotten an A if I watched the lectures and didn't rely on command F and a pdf of the textbook.

Comments on the professor

Such a nice guy, his energy is great and I'm certain he would be a delight and actually make you want to attend class in an in person setting.


Watch the lectures, participate read the text and assigned readings and you'll be fine :)

Course: SOCI 200Grade: B+Workload: LightTextbook Use: Yes