Bob Horn - James Madison University

Professor: Bob Horn
Department: Economics
College: James Madison University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: ECON270
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He's not very accessible outside class and he's not very good with technology which was especially bad because I took his class online. He also fails to communicate clearly both in lectures and with just information like when tests are or how the class is going to work.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: ECON331
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
By far the rudest and uncaring professors I've ever had at JMU. He will make fun of students for asking "dumb" questions and always comes off as angry. If the class doesn't know something he'll call them incompetent and refuse to teach it. Tests are VERY difficult and require a lot of studying.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ECON331
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Honest review: Prof. Horn is nice but is a cranky depressed guy whose mood fluctuates wildly. Many Econ professors, especially at JMU, are ridiculously weird and weirdly ridiculous--sometimes outright... unstable. As for the class itself, you WILL need CALCULUS, namely optimization and minimization. JMU Econ dept in general stupid amt. of work
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: ECON270
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Bob is the best ECON teacher at JMU. 270 was the first econ class where things made actual sense thanks to his lectures. He explains things clearly that makes it so easy to understand. He is harsh on people who don't answer correctly or on their phones in class. As long as you pay attention and do the HW this is an easy A.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: ECON331
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Horn is great! 331 is a hard class but if you go to every lecture he gives you everything you need for the tests (especially the examples he does in class). As long as you show you care/participate and go to office hours you won't get lower than a C (taking good notes are a must btw).
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ECON270
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is by far the worst professor I've had at JMU. He makes condescending jokes towards students who answer his questions wrong, rather than just helping them understand it more clearly. You're better off choosing ANY other professor in the economics deparment.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: ECON270
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I have mixed feelings about this professor. His lectures are very helpful and gives great examples for the tests. However, some of the test material I have never seen or heard in my life and I read the textbook and went to every class. I ended up getting a B. Sometimes he curves or gives extra credit. He is funny but also condescending.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: ECON270
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is an amazing teacher. Makes hard concepts easy to understand. However, he has a temper and can make you feel stupid for asking a question or not knowing something. Do not use your phone in class.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: ECON331
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Horn is one of the worst professors in the economics department. He is condescending and does not care if you learn or not. He will grade you on homework that he has not taught over and you can forget about partial credit. During office hours, he is anything but helpful and repeats what he said like you don't speak english.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ECON331
  • Grade Received: WD
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Don't even think about partial credit on exams, doesn't care about you or how you do on tests, gets mad at you for asking questions or not answering in class, short tempered. Probably one of the worst professors Ive had at JMU. Pearson homework is a joke, doesn't relate to what we do in class and he doesn't go over. Don't recommend taking this guy.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ECON331
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Honestly bob is the man. He does have a short temper but if you show him you're trying he will literally raise your grade at the end of the semester. Attendance does matter to him, he has no policy but understand that if you don't show up you're only hurting yourself on the tests, he rewards good attendance. Put in effort and go to office hours
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: ECON331
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Smart guy but a very rude person. Gets mad when you ask questions and claims theres no attendance policy but will lower your grade if you dont show up. Do not take!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ECON331
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Really rude guy with a short temper. Lectures make the information easier to understand than the book, but the tests are still hard. Will make you feel stupid for asking a question/ not understanding the information DO NOT TAKE
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ECON331
  • 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:
Very bad professor, you cant ask questions on class cause he makes you feel stupid for asking questions. Topics covered in class werent as difficult but when it comes to exams he ask questions that we didnt go over on class, would not recommend this professor, avoid at all cost!!
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ECON331
  • Grade Received: F
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Very rude and unfair grader. deducts marks for attendance.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ECON270
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He's an extremely smart guy, but not a great person. His lectures are boring and if he even thinks you're not paying attention, he'll call you out in front of the entire class, sometimes being extremely rude and condescending. You have to know everything inside and out for his tests. I would not take him again
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ECON331
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Tough grader, barely gives any partial credit, and openly says that he adjusts your grade based on participation. If it's at 8am, you better be prepared to go to every class. The tests are nothing like the online homework assignments and are very hard. Simply put, he's not a nice person and class is miserable. Avoid Horn, he's a terrible professor.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: ECON331
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dude has a pretty good temper but his explanations are very well done.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ECON200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Just awful
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: ECON200
  • Grade Received: C-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Horn does a really good job of explaining the material in class. To do well in the class, you'll definitely have to study from the textbook and do the homeworks and quizzes on MyEconLab. He can be pretty funny at times too.
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