B Ferguson - University of Guelph

Professor: B Ferguson
Department: Economics
College: University of Guelph
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: ASCI1120
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
great lecturer, very interesting. Keeps class engaged. Readings are important. Not too many assignments and no midterm. He doesn't post his slides so you won't get the content without attending lectures.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: ECON2720
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Old school prof but very easy course. Only 1 midterm 1 essay and 1 final so minimal work outside of class. No textbook or lecture slides, so if you don't show up good luck passing. But if you want a refreshing break from normal economics courses, are willing to show up twice a week to take notes, and are willing to study for exams this is a breeze
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ECON4890
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is an old school prof - his lectures are all talk with minimal overhead slides. He talks at a reasonable pace and tends to say the same thing a few different ways so you have time to write down the important stuff. There isn't a topic in econ that this guy doesn't know about. One of the smartest people I've met at U of G.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: ECON4860
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Old school prof. While I don't mind an old school prof, and everyone teaches differently, this man reeked of pompous arrogance. His class was him ensuring everyone realized his importance. 50% midterm on an Econ elective to a fourth year class, and a rude class-wide email responding to the low average. 8000 word essay. Needs to check ego at door!
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: ECON2720
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Although he doesn't use lecture slides, you remember everything he says - still take notes. He is a story teller in nature, and very brilliant. Although he may seem scary, if you go to his office hours, you can learn to appreciate his humor. He is one of the best professors at Guelph. As long as you go to class, you'll get an excellent mark.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ECON2720
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Ferguson doesn't use lecture slides or courselink. He doesn't engage in any class discussion. He speaks crystal-clear and at a pace that allows you to get all the necessary notes down. Show up to every class, take good notes, and you'll get an A. I never opened the textbooks.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: ECON2720
  • 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:
Good prof, He is old fashion and doesn't use lecture slides. Exams are more then fair, he supplies you with a short list of possible short essay questions for review and chooses a select few of those exact questions to be on the exams. Create a google docs with everyone in the class and this course is a easy 80!
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: ECON2720
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Ferguson is a typical old fashioned and opinionated professor, and he is definitely a character. I found the class and content interesting, and his personality contributed to that.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: ECON2720
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Fun guy. One of the only Austrian-tinged econ profs on campus. He will stare you down if you try to ask a question, but there's not much to ask about. Also, don't just repeat what he says back to him in exams or essays, it seems to make him angry. Not that seeing him angry is a bad experience. If you lookup his journal articles, they're pretty fun.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ECON4860
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Love this man. Go to class and you will be rewarded. He's not very friendly, but if you do your work you will do well :) .. ps don't be a "parrot."
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ECON2720
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
No lecture slides, no in-class questions, he is the epitome of an old-fashioned Proff. Learned a lot, very refreshing. Go to class and take good notes, he doesn't spoon-feed you. Haters are just too lazy to put in the work that he demands. By far my fav Proff!
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: ECON2770
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
brilliant man. entertaining..hilarious when angry. i dont think one person this semester has asked a question, we are all terrified of him.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: MATHECO
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Arrogant ***!
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: MICROECONOMICS
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This is a case of a guy that thinks he is good and that he knows stuff. Yet, once you finish your degree you realize that he was one of these profs that have done very little in their academic life and they just put up a big act. Pathetic!
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ECON1050
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Loved his class, very well prepared. The arrogance was just the touch needed to wake you up in the morning, very entertaining. I would love to take one of his classes again.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ECON330489
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
professor ferguson is a brilliant man, and he is well aware of it. an arrogant guy but deservedly so. learned more in two classes with him than i did from the rest of the faculty put together, squared. but make those essays worth 50% and just give a final. 20,000 words i gave you for 25% of 1.0 credits!!!
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: MICROECONOMICS
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Brilliant and genius. Will answer intelligent questions, will not answer stupid ones. fair enough? Change your life kinda prof.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: MATHECONO
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He IS helpful and nice, although he doesn't look like!
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ECON1050
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Arrogant but brilliant. He hates left-wingers though - don't be offended he's just a little pompous and opinionated. Teaches very well, but watch out for his writing, it's awful. I've heard he's an excellent prof for upper-year courses. Genius.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: ECON1050
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
one of the best economics prof in thsi university...
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