Greenwood, Brian  

Natural Resources Management

2.50/4.00

10 evaluations


REC 101


Junior
A
Required (Major)
Aug 2008
He is a very picky grader, but is clear about his expectations. His class was well planned and he stuck to the syllabus. It is quite a bit of work, but managable. Coming to class is important. The test was hard, but there were papers to make up for it. He is very fair and a little less open minded than he thinks he is, but still open minded. He did a mid quarter evaluation and actually adjusted the course based on students feedback. He is a great professor.


Freshman
A
Required (Major)
Mar 2011
Greenwood is an extremely competent teacher. You can really tell that he enjoys his job because he tells the class multiple times that he was a big slacker throughout his college years, but finally picked it up and now he has really cracked down. He has clear expectations of the class. He makes you write about five research papers throughout the quarter but they were only about 500 words which is really easy, and all the papers correlate directly to what we were learning in class. The class is really interesting, but its REC, what do you expect? It is about the history of recreation and its applications. The midterm and final were straightforward and were exactly what you would expect, you just study the notes he gave in class and the notes you took on the chapters from the reading. He gives reading quizzes every once in a while but they're cake if you skimmed the chapter beforehand. He's a great guy and really wants his students to succeed especially because it is your major if you are taking it.


Freshman
B
General Ed
Dec 2011
Greenwood a nice teacher who tries to be helpful, however he's rather full of himself and his class becomes tedious and repetitious. HIs assignments offer little variety and his expectations are somewhat unreasonable. If you can forget about practical solutions for the assignments he offers and create the most elaborate and unreasonable answers possible you will do okay in his class. The amount of reading and homework is average and manageable, however his quizzes focus on the most minuscule details from the 40-70 pages of nightly reading and the midterms and final require even more detail. He is passionate about his field however his teaching style is in need of reconstruction.


Freshman
N/A
Required (Major)
Nov 2013
I found Greenwood to be a jerk. He is really cool in the beginning of the quarter, and then all the sudden we had a ton of assignments that were due within weeks of each other. He has unreal expectations. While his quizzes are easy if you actually do the work, he has a major attitude that sometimes comes out during class. I really liked him in the beginning, but I doubt I'll be signing up for anymore classes with him.


Freshman
A
Required (Major)
Jan 2014
Although Dr. Greenwood wasn't bad, I really hated going to his class. In a class that's supposed to be focused on all areas of RPTA, he really only focused on municipal and sport recreation which I am not at all interested in. It was definitely an easy A, and Dr. Greenwood is a good guy. Buy the book, read the material and be ready for the quizzes because he does give them. If you know the headers and the main ideas you should ace the quizzes. Most times, I just read the summary at the end of the chapter and did fine. He's a great guy but majority of the lectures seemed long and unimportant. However, send him an email that says you're sick and you'll be excused.


Freshman
A
Required (Major)
May 2014
Greenwood is the coolest teacher ever. He is so funny. The class is basically a lot of talking. He gives quizes but you don't even need to study for most of them. There is no midterm and the final is an easy group project. If you breathe you can get a C+.

REC 160


Junior
A
Elective
May 2011
Greenwood is a cool dude and this class is actually pretty interesting. He grades pretty easy and will help you a lot. The projects are not that bad and the final was reasonable. If you do the work, you'll get at least a B.


Junior
B
Required (Major)
Nov 2015
This class, like it's professor, is an absolute joke. Unless you are a Cal Poly athlete, forget taking his classes, because you're not going to get an A. I've never met a teacher who loves to listen to himself talk about how successful he's been in his career and how awesome the Junior Giants are for hours on end. A flagship program that he actually has no say in. He started off our first week of classes complaining about his low pay from Cal Poly and how other professors are making more than him. Really? He loves to tell you that you have the freedom to make your own guidelines in your assignments when in reality he's too lazy to give you any direction himself. The only significant assignment that you could actually learn anything from is the final project, but again he gives you no direction. He told us to be creative and use the adobe files such as photoshop and illustrator, to create something when in reality he has absolutely zero knowledge of any of these, and judging from the amount of mistakes in his lectures, doesn't even know how to use spellcheck himself. Don't tell your students to do things that you have absolutely no knowledge of yourself. If your looking to take this class as an elective, save yourself the time and money, take bowling instead, you might actually learn something relevant.


Junior
A
Required (Major)
Mar 2017
Sad excuse for a teacher and class. Greenwood is incredibly lazy and half asses the entire quarter. Probably one of the easier A's on campus though so good GPA booster class.

MCRO 250


Senior
B
Required (Major)
Nov 2016
Missed the first day, went to the second day. Went to the midterm. Went to the Final. Three days of class total. I got a B, easy. This kind of shit gives our school a bad name.