Andrew Narwold - University of San Diego

Professor: Andrew Narwold
Department: Business
College: University of San Diego
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: ECON216
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Great professor but difficult subject. 3 midterms, and 2 writing assignment (each 20% of grade). I recommend making study groups with peers to pass; other than that, he's a very helpful professor. Very patient and accessible outside of class. He's very generous on the curve, which was much appreciated!
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: ECON216
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Your grade is your tests and your projects (3 tests 2 projects) The final is a project. I found this class extremely challenging and failed the first test. I will end the class with an A, which shows you can do well. Make sure to go to office hours and class even though it's not mandatory or you won't pass. Really kind and caring prof!!
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ECON216
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Drew's class is one of the hardest I've taken at USD. He's great at explaining the material but his tests are ridiculously hard and hardly match the practice/HW. His projects are very unclear and he expects you to figure them out. He grades on a curve which good. If you take this course don't skip class &be prepared to spend a lot time studying
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: ECON216
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Narwold is kind and caring. However, this class is extremely difficult. You'll really have to put in the work do do well. The tests are very hard, and generally much harder than the HW. Don't fall behind on the material. The projects can be unclear. He knows his stuff well and is a good teacher, but I'd recommend taking someone easier if possible.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: ECON216
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I took Narwold during intercession. Super caring guy and kind. He really wants his students to do well so ask a lot of questions and don't skip class because it is heavy material and he goes over a lot during class. Also, highly recommend taking his class in New Zealand during intercession.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ECON216
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Drew is great! Stats is definitely hard but he grades in a curve, so as long as you do the homework and study a lot for the exams, youll probably do pretty well. He also allows one page of notes to use for your exam. Professor Drew is always happy to answer questions and is overall a great choice if you need to take stats.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: ECON216
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Narwold's main goal is for his students to learn. Lectures are to-the-point and some say he moves fast BUT he will stop and reiterate anything if you ask. Always available via email and will explain things 100 times if needed. Homework is optional- but do it. Nice guy and engages with class during lectures to make real life connections to stats.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: ECON216
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Run FAR away. He is a nice guy and he means well, but his class is TERRIBLE. The tests barely relate to the material presented in class, and are 10x harder. Instead of just making the tests reasonable, he makes them extremely difficult to where the average is a 60% and curves it. Extremely unnecessary and over the top for a 200 class.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: ECON216
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Puts questions we never have practiced or seen on tests for some reason. Very unclear on projects. Never missed a class and still got 50% participation score, if you don't as questions every day you won't pass the participation score. Overall, would NOT recommend, he makes the class 100x harder than it should be!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ECON375
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Drew is an excellent professor and teacher. His lectures weren't the best, however, he does provide great feedback and help outside of class. If you skip this class at all, good luck.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ECON216
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Narwold is one of my favorite professors! He is challenging, but as long as you go to class, you'll be fine. DO THE PRACTICE TESTS and make sure you're there on review day when he goes over them. The homeowork is optional, but helpful if you want to understand the material. He's always in his office hours helping lots of students.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: GSBA502
  • 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:
Professor made it clear that he dislikes students and does not care about his job. He has stated that he has tenure and therefore doesnt have to try.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ECON216
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Narwold is an excellent professor. He clearly cares that his students understand the material. He welcomes and highly encourages questions during class. The material is difficult-- this means do not skip class and go to office hours where Dr. Narwold is very helpful. Tests are extremely hard, so do the practice test and problems he assigns.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ECON101
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Drew is the man! He is super fun. That being said, he relies heavily on slides during class which can be slightly boring. His tests are very hard, and he doesn't have any homework (might help if he did). Make sure you don't fall behind in class, as this content builds heavily off of what you've learned and you will get lost
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ECON216
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He warned us this class was hard - but it was a whole new level of hard. By far the hardest stats professor at USD. I put in a lot of work but his tests were impossible. He knows his stuff and is helpful during office hours especially with the projects. Try to take someone else - if you can't... good luck.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ECON260
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Narwold is easily the best professor I have taken in the business school. Although the material is difficult, he is always willing to help during his office hours.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ECON216
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Drew is one of the most phenomenal professors at USD. If you get a chance, challenge yourself and take this class. Fair warning: it's HARD, but I learned A LOT. He loves when students drop by his office hours and will take the time to walk you through the problem step by step. Don't skip class bc his lectures are extremely helpful!
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: ECON216
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
The class is pretty heavy in terms of material, but Dr. Narwold is pretty clear with his explanations. His class is graded on a curve (which was a little concerning at first). One of the best parts of his teaching is that he really welcomes questions, so if you've got one, just ask. It's not hard but you gotta show up to class and listen.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ECON216
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Drew is a great professor. He helps you a lot on the projects during his office hours. Stats is a hard class and he is the best at USD that will teach it to you. If you like to get rewarded for hard work, take him and he will do everything he can to help you out.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: ECON216
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
No final. Gives you the data for the final project. That's all you need to know, trust me. Tests are curved. 6 projects that are 1-3 pages and easy to do but take time, they help your grade. Very doubtful you will get an A in the class, but the class is just HARD. Narwold is very welcoming in his office hours and a kind, understanding professor .
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