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David Kalist
(Economics)


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Subject: No fluff in this class! Great for quick learners!  (Nov 18 2013, 08:55PM)
Student: Anonymous (Art)
Class:ECO 113 (A)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 Dr. Kalist is a very good professor! His teaching skills are great. He moves very quickly, so I loved this class because I'm a quick learner. He doesn't waste your time and posts every resource possible on D2L for you. He is very upbeat and gives chances to get points just about every week. He does online quizzes about once a week and does 4 exams (all multiple choice). I recommend his class if you're the type of student that wants to get in and get out and actually learn something! He is a very nice guy and answers any question, no matter how ridiculous. Take him! He's great!
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Subject: Finally a Professor who is a normal person  (Mar 07 2012, 07:30AM)
Student: Anonymous (MIS)
Class:Prin. Micro (B+)
 14 of 39 students found this review helpful.

 As the title says Dr. Kalist is a normal person who many students can relate to. On the first day he says he used to be a slacker in high school but realized that once in college he actually liked learning and learned to succeed. After taking Dr. Mathis for Macro I was dreading taking another econ course but Dr. Kalist integrates a lot of real life examples and most of the writing that he puts on the board makes sense. He goes through each chapter very slowly which means that he pushes homework and test dates back very generously and cuts out the last few chapters, making the final very easy. Your grade consists of 3 tests worth each worth 25% of your grade and myeconlab homework for the final 25%. The final grade range is from 100-85 is a. A, 85-74 is a B, and so on...
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Subject: Not Bad  (Nov 03 2010, 08:14AM)
Student: Anonymous (Marketing)
Class:Principle of Economics (B+)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 Very knowledgeable teacher, but his lectures are pretty boring. I found it more beneficial to show up to class every once in awhile, but go into the book and study out of there, since the tests are based on the book itself. Economics as itself is pretty dry to learn, but again he wasn't a bad teacher. The curve is very beneficial. I'd recommended him.
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Subject: Valuable teacher to the Econ Dept.  (Mar 25 2010, 10:18PM)
Student: Kyle Stewart (Economics)
Class:Principles of Microeconomics (A)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 Dr. Kalist is an extremely knowledgeable professor. His class is 100% lecture based, but he manages to throw enough of his own opinions/thoughts on micro theories/topics in there that it doesn't get dull. At the beginning of class, he brings in recent articles to apply the micro concepts to real world scenarios. There are three tests, along with the myeconlab online homework problems that he assigns every other week or so. As long as you stay updated on the material, pay attention in class, you'll do fine. Kalist often takes a break from lecture to ask key questions to the students, that when combined with his completely open availability, he makes sure you understand the material. He doesn't take attendance, and won't search you out if you're not doing well in his course. He expects you to make the effort, but he's more than willing to help in any way shape or form if you need it. Great micro course, great economics professor.
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Subject: Probably My Favorite Prof  (May 21 2009, 10:17PM)
Student: Anonymous (Accounting)
Class:Economics (A)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 I really liked how Dr. Kalist handled the class. He was the kind of professor who didn't care who you were or if you showed up to class. I just liked how he made his students take their education into their own hands. He wasn't like some of the professors who offer extra credit for coming to class. He didn't care if you came of not. He lectured almost every class. I studied a bunch for his exams, but I managed to pull out with an A. Take him if you want to understand economics!
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Subject: HES OK  (Jan 30 2009, 06:56PM)
Student: Anonymous ()
Class:Managerial Econ (C)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 This class is pretty hard so for me I think Kalist is ok...I mean he is kinda boring but I think that's just the class in general...I would recommend him because he does curve some and for the quiz you can sometimes have groups!
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Subject: not bad  (Jan 06 2009, 07:44PM)
Student: Anonymous (Management)
Class:Managerial Econ (B)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 Dr. Kalist was a pretty good prof. Only 3 exams and a few quizzes though. The exams were like 35 multiple choice, definitely difficult, so make sure you study. Always had plenty of office hours and was very willing to help answer questions. Overall not a bad prof.
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Subject: Take  (Dec 19 2007, 01:06PM)
Student: Donnie Black (Finance)
Class:Sports Economics (A-)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 I had Dr. Kalist for Sports Econ, and he was a pretty good prof. His tests were slightly difficult(76 on the 1st and 85 on the final) but everything is covered in lecture. Assignments and quizzes help your grade, they are generally easy. Class was very informative, and provided a different side of sports many people dont see. I highly recommend taking this class, Kalist is a very nice guy.
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Subject: great guy  (Jun 08 2006, 09:16AM)
Student: Anonymous (public administration)
Class:microecon (B-)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 If you're someone that struggles with econ...this is definitely the prof. to take. There's a 5% curve built into the grading (a 75% is a B-). We had to read the invisable heart for this class and it turned out to be a book I actually didn't dread reading. It also made econ easier to comprehend. The reading & in-class assignments are another aspect of the course that allow for a grade boost. He's very passionate about what he's teaching and it's obvious he's highly intelligent. If you can, TAKE HIM!
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Subject: motorboatin'.....  (Mar 29 2006, 04:26PM)
Student: Anonymous (Marketing)
Class:Managerial Econ (B+)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 Listening to Dr. Kalist is like listening to a motorboat, he never changes his tone of voice during the entire lecture. However, despite his lack of charisma, this man knows his stuff, truly one of the most knowledgeable professors at this university, he will answer any questions and make sure you get the material.
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Subject: EZ class...good prof.  (Dec 21 2005, 07:10PM)
Student: Anonymous (History)
Class:Microeconomics (A-)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 If you have to take microecon....take Kalist! The class was very manageable and while I don't care for financial type classes...this one was cool! Dr. Kalist does a fine job and I love the Mid-West, almost Canadian, accent he has!
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Subject: Great Guy...Easy class  (Jan 02 2005, 05:19PM)
Student: Anonymous (Marketing)
Class:Prin. of Microeconomics (B+)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 Dr. Kalist is a great teacher, he covers all information on the test, there are no quizes, homework is online, and he is extremely helpful if you go see him. His class is somewhat boring but hey its econ. Take him if you can get him.
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Subject: Alright Guy  (Dec 07 2004, 10:30AM)
Student: Courtney (Literature BA)
Class:Micro Economics (C+)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 Dr. Kalist is a pretty cool guy. Assignments are all online, there are a couple of in class assignments, and attendance is not manditory. His tests are easy enough, if you want a good grade though, I suggest showing up for class more often than not. It's easy to get lost.
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Subject: Good econ teacher  (Nov 02 2004, 05:08PM)
Student: Anonymous (Comp Sci)
Class:Intro to Micro Econ (--)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 Kalist covers 99.9% of the material he tests you on during class and also supplies practice tests that help out a lot. He even gives you plently of opportunities to gain extra points. Recommand this professor fo sho!
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Subject: Best Econ teacher at ship  (Apr 19 2004, 03:40PM)
Student: Anonymous (Marketing)
Class:Principles of Economics (B)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 Kalist was a good Econ teacher. Yes Econ can be boring and there's a lot of information to know, but he made it easy to understand. Homework is group work, good way to keep your grade up. He gives out huge curves. He's the best Econ teacher, take him if you can!
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Subject: Save Money!!  (Nov 05 2003, 03:05PM)
Student: Anonymous ()
Class:Princ. of Econ (--)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 Dont buy the book!! His tests come from the lectures that he teaches very well. He gives you group homework assignments that have problems from the book included in the assignment, that is the only time you'll use the book. (Let some other sucker buy it and pair up with him). Overall, great teacher, decent lectures (but hey its freakin economics for gods sake) and an easy class.
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Subject: Excellent Professor  (Oct 30 2003, 02:44PM)
Student: Adrian Hawk (Mathematics)
Class:Principles of Economics (--)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 Dr. Kalist is everything that you would ever want in a professor if you want to get the most out of a class while not having to put in a great amount of effort searching for information or wondering what will be on an exam or quiz. A few characteristics that may help you understand the teaching style are as follows: class structure consists of a mixture between chalkboard notes and overhead slides- he is very good at explaining concepts and very efficient in his usage of class time (could be a good or bad thing, depending on your preferences); the lecture notes along with old exams, quizes, articles are placed on his blackboard site- very helpful, since a lot of the material from those old exams and quizes are on the present ones; there are 3 exams (2 "midterms" and 1 "final") which consist of roughly 50 multiple choice questions- exams are completely consistent with the class material & there are no suprises on the exams; and finally, he curves the exams and grades like crazy, which makes up for any negative thing that anyone may find about him. I would definately take him again.
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Subject: Overall...good prof.  (Oct 28 2003, 07:33PM)
Student: Nichole (accounting)
Class:Principles of Econ. (A-)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 Dr. Kalist is new to this university. I don't think he has ever taught micro and macro together before, but he does a good job. The class is very fast paced because he has to cover so much material, but he does a good job. He used examples and tried to apply concepts to everyday things. He assigns two graded homeworks the whole term and all he does is lectures. His tests are kinda hard, but he curves like crazy, 85-100 is an A usually. His quizes are tricky, but if you take the online quiz you will do good. From what I hear, he is one of the best. Take him!
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Subject: Great Guy  (Oct 28 2003, 11:39AM)
Student: Anonymous (Management)
Class:Principles of Economics (--)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 Although he can be a little boring, he is a great guy. class is very easy, and hardly any homework. His tests are a little hard but he curves like crazy. If i had the chance i would take him again.
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Subject: Energizer Bunny  (Jan 26 2008, 05:28PM)
Student: Anonymous (Management)
Class:Managerial Econ (B+)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 This prof is INCREDIBLY nice. However, his class involves straight lecture. The man stops for five seconds to say "Any questions?. And before you have time to process, he's moved on. Definitely not one of the most effective profs I've ever had.
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Subject: An okay professor  (Mar 19 2012, 05:00AM)
Student: Anonymous ()
Class:N/A (--)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 I took him for microeconomics. The class was easy three exams and that is including the final. He gives a curve which in the end helps the students. He also has online assignments that you are given like two weeks to complete. If you read the chapters you will be able to complete the online homework. He does not explain things very well in class. I had to read the chapter before attending class that way I could better understand what he was saying in class. Other than that his class is easy.
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Subject: Boring  (Dec 06 2007, 06:35PM)
Student: Anonymous (Marketing)
Class:Managerial Economics (B)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 All the man does is talk, and write on the chalkboard, so if you stay awake, make sure you have enough paper, and be ready to stay for the ENTIRE class period, to the last second.
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Subject: So very very Dry  (Jan 31 2007, 09:34AM)
Student: Deuce (Psychology)
Class:Macro (Gen Ed.) (B+)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 Class was challenging if you never showed up to class. If u took the notes and understood the formulas, you were fine. I'm pretty sure he is a great professor but since he was teaching a dry subject to a bunch of Gen Ed kids, it was so very very boring. I'd recommend him though.
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Subject: Who knows..  (Dec 10 2003, 04:07PM)
Student: Anonymous (Marketing)
Class:Econ (C)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 Okay so i've heard that this guy is much easier then the guy that used to teach econ, but really i hated it and it was pretty hard. because it's a 4 credit class, and you have to take it 4 days a week, youre going to see yourself skipping all the time. This has to be one of the most boring classes i've ever taken, and you get to the point where you never want to see a graph ever again in your life. As time goes on youre going to realize that everything this man says [] sounds like a foreign language. He does curve though, but really i have no idea what grade i'm going to get, because he never really kept you posted so i'm guessing i'll get a C, but who knows..
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