Ratings for Card, D E
Based on 26 ratings for this instructor.
Comment: David Card is the man. Great lecturer, surprisingly funny, relatively chill. Know your Econ 141 material if you're going into this class. If you do, then it's easy. If not, then it's hard. It's also surprisingly useful. I'm doing research in the economics department and have been using nearly everything I learned in this class.
Submitted Feb. 29th, 2016
Comment: I've got nothing but love for David Card. Take a class with him if you get the chance. 101A was the most challenging class I've taken at Cal thus far but extremely worthwhile. I learned a lot and while I wasn't initially fully comfortable with the calculus, it was something I picked up quickly.
Submitted March 25th, 2014
Comment: Professor Card's 101A course was the by far the best econ course I've taken thus far. The material was applicable and taught at a digestible pace. The professor's 30+ semesters of experience really shows as he is able to match his notes to his lectures with accuracy and manages to make even mundane topics interesting. There was almost no confusion with respect to expectations for problem sets and exams (though the final was a bit tough). Unfortunately, this was the last semester Professor Card would teach 101a, but if you are deciding whether or not to take another one of his undergrad courses, don't hesitate to do so. He'll make the class engaging and fair. The only requirement is that you are willing to put in the work.
Submitted Dec. 30th, 2013
Comment: Card is such a great professor - funny, fair, brilliant. It's a shame he won't be teaching 101A anymore. Assignments and midterms were extremely fair, but the final was pretty difficult, even with the 3 hours we were given. It's really been a pleasure being in his class, and Card is one of those professors I feel every Cal student should take a class with at least once in their few years at Cal. However, if you want to take 101A, be sure you have a strong background in calculus. Lots of partial derivatives, so you had better be comfortable with that at the least.
Submitted Dec. 24th, 2013
Comment: Fantastic professor! Made the class lively and interesting. Absolutely brilliant guy, has taught the class over 30 times. Fair exams, great problem sets, very willing to help - got awesome GSI's. Highly recommend, learned a ton. Favorite class at Cal so far.
Submitted Jan. 28th, 2013
Comment: This is by far the hardest class I've ever taken at Cal, material-wise. It's no cakewalk like 100A, trust me, and David Card is such an awesome lecturer. His sense of humor is just out of this world, and together they make the econ concepts super clear and concise. The problem sets are huuuge and time-sucking, but exams are more than fair. The midterms were a little bit long to do in 80 minutes, and 60 Evans is not a good room at all... However, the final was great (long and hard, but more doable in 3 hours) and Card offers to replace both of your midterm grades with the final grade if your final score is greater than both midterm scores. In other word, the final can be as much as 80% of your course grade if you happen to fudge up your midterms. Take this class, you will love it. I don't think there could be a better Econ class at Cal like 101A with Card.
Submitted Dec. 18th, 2012
Comment: card is a fucking beast, no doubt, but it takes two to tango: he's a great lecturer, but you better read the notes beforehand if you don't want to drown in a sea of partial derivatives and langrangian multipliers the problem sets are fun (yeah, you read that right), but don't expect to finish them in a couple of hours (or even sometimes days) since the class is taught at such a high level exams are trivial in comparison if you've been doing the work all semester. good luck
Submitted Oct. 7th, 2012