Doug Banting - Ryerson University

Professor: Doug Banting
Department: Geography
College: Ryerson University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: GEO441
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Doug was one of my favourite professors at Ryerson University. He has a wealth of knowledge and really prepares you for the real world. As others complained about, you do have to pay attention and complete the required homework to obtain a good grade. You know, the pillars Universities are founded on! He is a tough grader but more than fair!
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: GEO513
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
His lectures are boring. He tends to be behind schedule. But, he's friendly and fair with his deadlines.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: GEO110
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I would never take Doug's course again
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: GEO110
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
DO NOT TAKE HIS CLASS. If you do not attend class, you will have a hard time passing. You will need to rely heavily on the textbook since NO LECTURE NOTESSLIDES are provided. Also, the syllabus for the course was very lacking; no indication as to which chapters to read for each week (not even the chapter number, let alone page numbers).
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: GEO441
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Doug is tough at times. I believe he knows his stuff but it doesn't come across too clear.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: GEO441
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Confusing as hell, but you don't have a choice in taking his class if you're in GA. We barely used the GIS software in this course while he explained all the procedures and stuff. Really boring class, the projects are okay, but that depends if you get a good group. I probably wouldn't take one of his classes again if I had a choice
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: GEO441
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Awesome prof, people who are not interested in learning shouldn't take his course. Interesting and wise teacher, ask questions in office hours and get to know him. He has great input and useful tips for the future.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: GEO873
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Worst prof I have ever experienced. He was very rude and biased towards me.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: GEO110
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Better read the whole textbook. The class notes that you make are useless.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: GEO110
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's not too bad overall. Doesn't really explain much about the term paper, midterm, or final. His multiple choice questions are really easy; you can cross out a few of the options just by common sense. His lectures are somewhat interesting but they're of not much help for the quizzes. Keep up with the readings. He's a tough marker for written work
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: GEO
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Annoying and rude.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: GEO513
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
By far, my favourite teacher. Though he is a tough marker, he definitely taught me how to learn things on my own and not rely on someone holding your hand through it. He really prepared me for the real world, and was always there to help me when I needed it. Great teacher.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: GEO110
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
If you go to class, read the textbook and do a decent job on the 2500 word assignment you can get an A. I thought he marked the assignment a bit tough, but the multiple choice questions on tests are very easy, as long as you went to class and did your reading.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: GEO110
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The worst professor @ ryerson. Though I managed an A I dreaded every moment spent on this class with his completely vague instructions and incessant drivel about his personal life. Going to class is a waste of time as he goes off on tangents and expects you to pick up what he neglected to cover.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: GEO313
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Assignments are ridiculous and leave the students in a craze. He expects them to understand several concepts, yet is very rude and non helpful when asked questions. He doesnt provide sources to investigate either. He's also very rude
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: GEO110
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Not an easy course, this course requires detailed study of the textbook. Professor goes off-tangent frequently, with random stories in class.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: GEO110
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Tests beyond the difficulty of any table A liberals. Puts questions on materials not found on slides.Caution is advised. Obtaining good marks requires way more than required effort.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: GEO313
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Doug uses a 'self teaching' method that many may find difficult to adapt to. His lectures are interesting at times, dry at others. Take good notes and you'll do fine on the quizzes. Assignments are marked fair provided you put some actual thought into them and not BS your way through. Good professor.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: GEO313
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
he's not good but not bad. needs to re-evaluate his teaching style. his lectures are somewhat boring and he often side tracks into random stories. he also needs to put instructions on his assignments...he is a very hard marker and will give you 0 on a question if your wording is off.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: GEO313
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Definately cannot BS Banting. What work he reads of yours he actually reads, and marks hard. But in lieu of this, the comments he leaves actually help. Exams: Studying helps very little, so just listen in class and you're golden. Good guy, interesting classes.
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