Barnet Corwin

10 reviews
Average rating: 3.00




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BMGT301

Anonymous 10/15/2014
I decided to take this class based on a recommendation from a friend. Worst decision of my college career. I ended up getting an A- in the class, but had to fight tooth and nail for it. This man was a complete sadist, made a fifteen-page fill-in-the-blank final exam, and was just generally condescending, unhelpful, and rude. He would often crack unrelated jokes during class and failed at teaching his subject. He also refused to give any multiple choice questions at all, saying they would make his class "too easy." Avoid him at ALL COSTS. He is the worst.
BMGT301

Anonymous 12/19/2013
WHO MAKES A 15 PAGE FINAL EXAM???? THIS GUY. AVOID HIM, you won't regret it!
BMGT301

Expecting a B
Anonymous 12/16/2013
I really would recommend not taking Corwin for 301. I chose him because the overall reviews looked good and there are naysayers with everyone, but I wish I'd paid closer attention to the lower ratings. Yes, he has videos during class. They are slow, tangentially related to what we're talking about and guaranteed to be on a quiz or test in some obscure form. Yes, he makes jokes and has a nice personality, but his teaching is all over the place. His lectures have 50+ slides, disorganized, and with the homework somewhere on one of them (but in a different place each time. There's also a "study group" practice homework assignment that looks exactly like the regular homework slide, but isn't for turning in, so you could spend an hour on an assignment and realize you should have been doing a different one). I don't know what it is, because if I'm having trouble with a professor I can usually sit down and teach myself what I'm not getting, but this class and I just did not connect. I know more about using programs like Excel and Access now, but the exams focus a lot on concepts, which he only half covers (but pretends he fully covers so he can put whatever he wants on the exam). He is vague teacher and a specific exam-maker, which is a bad combination. There's too much sheer material for you to just learn everything, so you have to pick and choose and hope for the best. Not what I like to have in a class or a professor.
BMGT301

Expecting an A
Anonymous 11/19/2013
I'm not sure if I have disliked a professor as a person more in my life than Corwin. His jokes are often inappropriate and he is not very helpful if you meet with him after class, although he will repeatedly encourage you to do so. The class itself is boring, though not very hard. 90% of the class just stares at their computer screens while he rambles through a powerpoint or shows irrelevant videos. His only saving grace is that he does try to give his students good grades, probably higher than we deserve. There are multiple opportunities for extra credit and the quizzes/exams are full of ridiculous amounts of partial credit and points added due to a curve. The excel/access/visio portion of the class is helpful and can be a valuable skill to have, but the rest of the course (regarding information technology in general) is incredibly uninteresting. I would avoid taking this class if possible, but it is certainly not the end of the world.
BMGT301

Expecting an A+
Anonymous 01/03/2013
Definitely take Dr. Corwin for BMGT301. The class is great! He plays a ton of videos because he knows that students can only listen to lecture for so long, and the videos really help. He is a really funny guy, but at the same time he will also do whatever it takes to make sure you understand the material (especially if you go to his office hours). As other people have mentioned there is homework, but it really doesn't take long and is essentially a grade booster. Participation is easy, twice a month for an A. The excel/access/visio assignments aren't a big deal and they help you practice skills that separate you to employers. He offers plenty of extra credit. Take this class, you won't regret it!
BMGT301

Expecting an A
Anonymous 01/03/2013
Professor Corwin is a great professor and really cares about his students. The lectures are engaging and he uses a variety of media to keep them fresh. He levels with his students about what they really need to know for an exam, but makes an effort to bring in material that is supplemental and interesting as well. The class is really not difficult. As long as you do the work and stay on top of the material, you won't have any problem getting an A in this class. If you have a problem with the homework, technical or content, he is always happy and enthusiastic to help. He is also pretty hilarious, which can really help those days when the material is dragging a bit. Try to get Corwin if you can!!
BMGT301

Anonymous 11/19/2012
The fact that he isn't getting unanimous 5 star scores kind of surprises me. Professor Corwin is a super nice guy and is eager to help students learn the material. Pros: - He is nice and is willing to meet with students any time -Understands that the material is boring -Homework is easy and not strictly graded -Exams are straightforward -Shows videos and makes material easy to learn -Asks for feedback daily and what he can do better Cons: -Takes attendance every lecture -Has written homework assignments every night (although they are easy points that help boost your grade, and help you learn the material without having to read the textbook)
BMGT301

Expecting an A-
Anonymous 04/09/2012
He class is boring. He is teaching nothing. For a good grade, just read the text and do the homework. He teaches nothing but he takes attendance. He class is easy but you will learn nothing. There are homework every meeting. So there will be like 25+ homework throughout the whole semester. Take his class if you like to do homework, get a good grade, but learn nothing.
BMGT301

ccbrown 05/15/2010
Corwin is awesome!! He's passionate/knows what he's talking about unlike some of the other professors that teach 301. There is a lot of daily homework, but it's really not too hard and keeps you on top of what you're learning. He's very helpful if you ever stop by his office as well, especially if you don't understand the access/excel assignments. He cares about his students and among other things gets food for the class throughout the semester.
BMGT301

solitsolit1 02/02/2009
AVOID HIM AT ALL COSTS. I had him this semester, it was the first time he taught an undergrad class. He's only taught PhD/MBA students before and he is WAY too intense. He assigned 30 pages of reading the very first day of class and has papers required every day. He also assigns podcasts as reading which are really annoying. He takes attendance every single day. He grades on a curve. If he catches anyone not paying attention he'll walk up to that part of the room and stare at them while he's talking. He loves to mention the fact that he got his PhD at Penn. He takes this class, which is supposed to be just a basic primer on Excel and Access, and turns it into some sort of high-level examination of the role of technology in business and our lives. He goes way overboard with everything, has some truly terrible methods of forcing group participation in class, and is an terrible lecturer. He also doesn't realize that everyone in the class hated him within the first 15 minutes. I repeat: avoid him at all costs.