Professor Oral Robinson Reviews
Prof: Oral Robinson / Fall 2021
Oct 30, 2021
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.
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.
Prof: Oral Robinson / Spring 2021
Aug 31, 2021
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.
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 :)