Roger Frantz - San Diego State University

Professor: Roger Frantz
Department: Economics
College: San Diego State University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: ECON311
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Frantz shows great passion for his field. Homework is light. In Econ 311 there was a light quiz every week. easy to get 100% on each one. Just read them carefully. Readings will appear on tests. There were 3 tests, and one final. Each were simple, and he dropped the lowest one. Generous Curve. Overall very enjoyable class. Learned tons.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: ECON101
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
His lectures are terrible and he doesn't make what he is saying clear. He makes a lot of mistakes on the quizzes and tests which he writes himself. Do not take this class. His grading is all over the place. He curves his tests to about 70 because everyone does terrible on them due to not knowing what he expects us to know.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ECON101
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Need to come to class because of clicker questions. There are quizzes every week, so need to read and take notes on lectures. The tests aren't completely easy and should study way in advance. Sometimes difficult to understand in lectures.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: ECON101
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This class is an easy A for econ. Show up, take notes, and do the online quizzes and the 3 out of the 4 tests and your solid. He mumbles a lot, and one day he walked out of class saying that people were talking too much. He makes it clear he is conservative and will talk about it somewhat frequently such as stating that the wage gap isn't real.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: ECON101
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
AVOID!!! If you can take someone else- do it! Thank goodness I took AP Econ in high school or I would have failed. Everyone in that class was constantly lost. He ranted about politics and how rich he was all the time. The quizzes never made sense and he often got his own answers wrong. He would walk out of class for no reason and then assign a quiz
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ECON101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
You have to write down EVERYTHING from his lectures or you will be lost on the quizzes. There are two quizzes per week, but they are worded weirdly and don't make sense. He does curve the grade in the end, but I left knowing as much about economics as I did when I started the class. I would recommend a different professor for this course.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: ECON101
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He gives A LOT of quizzes...a LOT. they are all online, but you gotta keep up with them. His lectures are ok, he just mumbles. You'll need an iclicker for this class and you'll want to study the textbook to learn what he doesn't teach well in class. when people talk in class he just leaves which is stupid for the people that are there to learn.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: ECON101
  • Grade Received: D+
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
DO NOT TAKE FRANTZ! He his a horrible teacher & I practically had to teach myself. He makes absolutely no sense during his lectures, he often mumbles & inserts his right wing political views into his lectures. The one good thing I have to say is that he makes it easy to pass bc his curves are so high.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: ECON101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is hard to understand and moves quickly. He gives you pages in the textbook to correspond with the class notes however I only used the textbook to help me with his weekly quizzes. He used an I-clicker in class so attendance is a must. He has online quizzes and several in class quizzes. I suggest you create a study group with others to pass.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ECON101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He hardly ever actually taught and did a terrible job teaching but it is a passable class.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ECON101
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I could have only passed this class with the test drop and with little points here and there. Do not underestimate this class; it may seem easy but you need to work for that A. Go to class for the i-clicker questions. He makes his own tests and quizzes so the questions and answers are obviously wacky. Know your stuff or you will have a hard time.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: ECON101
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
If you are passionate about econ, don't take this guy, he drains all the "fun" out of th subject. There are no positives about this guy besides the clicker points. Go to class, get every clicker point. I missed one class with three clicker points and that is what prevented me from getting a higher letter grade, three points, and he didn't raise it.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ECON101
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Don't take him. He is very random and doesn't do a good job at teaching the material. The assignments and quizzes are online, but the 3 midterms and final is in class. He does clicker questions practically every class, so I suggest going to class because they add up and by the end of semester you wish you had those points.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ECON101
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Overall this class isnt too bad. You have to go to class because there are iclicker qs and for his boring lectures. He is very confusing and talks very quiet and mumbles a lot so sit close. There are about two online quizzes a week and 3 tests and 1 final which is made up of the 3 tests. Subject matter really isnt hard just be ready to teach urself
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ECON101
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Frantz is a boring lecturer but you have to go due to clicker points. There is usually one or two quizzes a week but he drops the lowest. His lectures are boring and his clicker questions are confusing and he doesn't always clearly answer them. The three tests aren't too bad and the final is cumulative but the questions are taken from old tests
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ECON101
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
4 exams throughout the year and he drops the lowest exam score. Weekly quizzes that you need to make sure you take or you won't pass. Attendance required for clicker points.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ECON101
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
His class is dull. It is all lecture and sometimes his lectures go all over the place with his choice in words or his interest in a different topic aside from economics. It is an easy class to pass though. He curves everything! Beware: Political Opinion is expressed in the class His iClicker Questions are the really reason why you need to go.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: ECON101
  • Grade Received: D+
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I would not recommend this teacher is his teaching strategy is extremely confusing. He was all over the place in the lectures and would always waste around 10 minutes to set up the projector and struggle with the i-clicker set up as well. I read the book and it was much more clearer. Just get over 60% on exams and do all HW's and you should pass.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ECON101
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Half the time you are there you won't know what he is talking about. Stick to the book. You have to go to class for the iclicker points though. Sometimes he is funny. The TA's are your best friends for this class. Get to know them check blackboard and your e-mail frequently. There are curves on almost everything. tb not used in class but at home.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: ECON330
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Test are straight out of the lectures. I had a hybrid course and it was in class for one day and online for another. he couldnt figure out how to use the online lecture half the time so we just ended up not having class. he records the online lecturers when they do work and posts them. study those and you will pass. rarely use the books
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