Wayne Forsythe - Ryerson University

Professor: Wayne Forsythe
Department: Geography
College: Ryerson University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: GEO110
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Don't ever take pictures or be on your phone in his class, or he'll yell at you and kick you out! His last two tests were also stuff that was never seen before, as almost the whole class got zeroes in the writing part, thus making a bird course much harder than it should be.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: GEO110
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
If you don't show up to his classes you won't pass. Honestly if you pay attention in his class and you don't just rely on note-taking, you'll be good for the tests. His assignment messed me up grade wise (and mentally). I don't even understand how that grading was given to me and how I managed to pass the class but hey I'm living proof.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: GEO110
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
GEO110 was considered a bird course, however it was much harder if you had him. He doesn't post slides and is really condescending when it comes to him teaching and talking to his students. Make sure you listen as he doesn't let you take pictures of his slides and doesn't post his slides. He was really patronizing if you ask me.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: GEO110
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This class is considered a bird course, yet if you dont go to class its not. He doesnt post any of his slides, and anything he says is fair game. So listen carefully. Tests werent too difficult (theres 4) and the individual assignment is graded easily if you follow the institutions. No exam or no textbook.. wasnt that bad.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: GEO542
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Not a difficult class but he does make it harder than it needs to be. Doesn't give clear criteria for grading and loves to patronize as well as talk about himself. He also has a lot of material and goes by fast so be prepared (will slow down though when asked). His tests are also open to anything he says or does during the semester. Avoid.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: GEO110
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
just go to his lectures and listen to what he emphasizes or talks alot about and thats exactly whats on the tests. the one assignment was really easy, he gave out a lot of perfects, just follow the marking rubric and you;ll do well
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: GEO542
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
You better type fast in his class as he never post anything online and you literally HAVE TO type down everything on his slide, because that's where your test questions coming from. No textbook needed, 50% off if you handed in your work just 1 SECOND LATE. Figure out the software on your own since no instruction will be provided. Easy marker
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: GEO6
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
An unhelpful professor who doesn't appear to care about teaching. He looks to do the least amount of work that he can, usually by enforcing arbitrary -15% deadlines
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: GEO542
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
You actually learn the soft wear (PCI) in his class else than being fallowing step by step instruction manual. Suck that he does not post lecture slides. You have to write/type really fast. Easy to talk to, very helpful professor
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: GEO542
  • 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:
All right prof who knows what he's teaching and talking about. Kinda off topic, but he wouldn't fit in well in the corporate world cause of his fashion sense. Also, its best to be respectful in his class when he teaches, cause if you don't, he'll probably ask "whats with you people?"
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: GEO542
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
You can tell the course means very little to him by the fact that he canceled half the lectures (not an exaggeration) and by the fact that he grades and regrades based on how little work he has to do.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: GEO702
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Was a big disappointment. Kept cancelling class: either was away, or had a quiz, or just showing movies. While very informed about the topic he did not put much effort into teaching and was condescending if you go to his office. GEO 702 mandatory for some engineering programs though.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: GEO101
  • 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:
A poor mans Swales, who puts a great deal of effort into 'getting down with the kids', or at least, the popular ones he tends to favour. He's often late and unprepared for classes, and announces that he'll talk for the next 5 minutes and then let everybody work of their own accord. An extremely lazy teacher, yet a unproportionately harsh mark
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: GEOREM
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Wayne is the only professor that has developed an impartial system of grading. His lectures can be a bit bland but I love the occassional swear. If only every prof was like Wayne!
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: GEO642
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
there is a lot of work in this course but Forsythe is a great instructor and explains things very well. loves to go for beers
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: SENSING
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
A rare prof who does not drown you with ****. his classes are straigh foreward and clear. he wont spoon feed you, but what he wants in assignments are clear and write ups never over a page. His years in Austria have given him an iron liver.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: GEO
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
NOT at all a good prof. Teaches an easy topic, but he's never prepared for class. (How is that possible?) He's an ok guy, but spends too much time being "cool" with the students...so get on his good side.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: GEO811
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Wayne is an awsome teacher. this course was pretty easy and the assignments were even easier! 3 essays...no prob! isnt a morning person so may start lectures later then 9! overall, i hope to have him again.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: GEO811
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Worst professor I've had at Ryerson -- and believe me, I've had some pretty bad teachers. Can't teach for****. (And it's not like it's a hard course to teach either, ****.)
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: GEO624
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
refreshing in that he has no ego...enjoys getting to know students, yet respects the boundaries when it comes to marking assignments...fair, knowledgable, and a change of pace from the old school geo bums...wild turkey drink of choice.
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