Kieran Furlong - University of Toronto - St. George Campus

Professor: Kieran Furlong
Department: Economics
College: University of Toronto - St. George Campus
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: ECO342
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Furlong is polarizing but is one of the few economics professors who will give students different perspectives on economic doctrines (classical liberal, neoclassical, Keynesian, monetarist, neoliberal), which the standard econ classes lack big time. If you understand his notes, you don't have to do the readings.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: ECO428
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
ECO428 is an economic history course with a lot of reading and writing. There are no maths or equations, so if you prefer that, then this could be a course for you. Prof. Furlong is a tough grader, especially on the mid term and the 3 summaries. The 15 page essay and the final are graded rather moderately. Participation in tut is very important.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ECO428
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is so mean and doesn't respect students. He always gives super low grades and when I was trying to argue for higher marks, he said "As a fourth year econ student, I think you were being very useless..." I was like wth? Is that the way a professor should behave?
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: ECO342
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Furlong taught me ECO101 and 342 and the best way to describe him would be polarizing those who love him love him to death, and those who hate him hate him in guts. For me, he is the former.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: ECO101
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
A, follow along in his lectures and keep ahead on his notes, you will do fine. B, very clear on his content and gives insights into exams in advance. C, might seem a bit rude at the lecture or asking questions when you don't pay attention in class, but a pretty genuine guy who wants students to be successful
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ECO342
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
One of the meanest profs Ive had. Constantly yelling in class. Midterm and exam were hard and unclear as well.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: SII199Y1
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
A good prof. He gives a package at the beginning of the semester for all your notes for the class. His lectures and notes can be a bit messy though. Once yelled at me for taking notes in class :/
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: ECO428
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Furlong's lectures are super unclear and the essay grading is vague. Hard to see you effort translate into good grades.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: ECO198
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I took two FYF seminars with him, Furlong is a great prof. He has this $5 note package that basically summarizes everything you need to know for each lecture.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ECO342
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Furlong's lectures are super unclear and he goes off on tangents.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ECO322
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He's grades super harshly without any clear criteria. Not super caring either.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: ECO322
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
This professors rude attitude and dull approach to teaching is astronomical. Easily the worst course I have ever taken with probably the most inexperienced professor. Classroom discussions are nothing less than hostile. Beware from this course and avoid this prof at all costs.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ECO342
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Furlong is a good prof but goes on tangents way too much in this particular class. Assignments are graded unnecessarily hard and very memorization heavy. Hard to see all your efforts translate to good grades. Another thing that bothers me, he assumes that you know alot of the background material already.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ECO321
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Amazing professor, I took 4 courses with Prof. F. He really cares about the students who are willing to put in effort, went to office hours several times and always left with a smile. Slightly disorganized at times, but maintains a central focus on the theme being discussed. His courses are not easy, but I would highly recommend this professor!
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ECO428
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
WORST PROFESSOR EVER. Unprofessional attitude and disrespectful to students.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ECO428
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Def recommend ECO428, best economic classed I have taken so far.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ECO101
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's hilarious! Although his lectures are kind of everywhere sometimes, but his notes are super clear. His tests are also very straightforward and he has review sessions before the test which is really helpful. He actually cares about the students and a really funny person at the same time.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: ECO102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Furlong will literally tell you all the diagrammatic questions that will be on the test/exam. And a few days before the final, he holds a review session where he goes over some key diagrams to know for the final (he literally gives away like 20 - 30 marks in these sessions). Definitely make sure to attends all his lectures.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ECO102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Furlong was a great prof. He would answer most questions you had after class but wasn't really available for office hours. He dropped massive hints for tests (Very clear in what is important) so going to lectures is recommended. Major bonus was his notes which pretty clearly outlined what lectures talked about in terms of material
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: ECO101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Knowledgable, with a mixed ability to convey the material clearly. You either love him or don't. Some lectures he was harsh and rude, while others he was thought-provoking and interesting. He high key curves the testing/exam. You've got to put a lot of energy into understanding the material.
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