Originally Posted by IMP
did anyone ever have professor emerson? he looks like the inconceivable guy in the princess bride:
I did indeed have professor Emerson for Business Law (BUL 4310). His class was the most entertaining of all business related courses I ever enrolled in at UF and I sincerely mean that. His class taught me more about life than my grade reflected in his class at the time. Ironically, I had difficulties with some of his "open book" exams because of seemingly ambiguous paraphrased answer choices with more than one choice appearing acceptable. Tests that appeared to be straight forward I'd find out I mysteriously got lots of wrong answers.
Also, Emerson on Day 1 said over the TV replay online stream "you should do some outside coursework but will not be required to do ALL of it." I found out later into the semester that this instruction was more literal than I assumed. Indeed "you NEEDED to do X% of the coursework to even be ELIGIBLE for an A grade, given you managed to also ace all of the tests and quizzes"!!! Also, it would be an understatement to state you could get "a little" extra credit if you did ALL the painful coursework.
Emerson was famous for the syllabus written somewhat like a legal document, though you had big written font stating "this is NOT a contract". This was big enough font to prevent any lawsuits on syllabus miscommunications on grounds of "promissory estoppel", the term of a legal course of action I learned in his class.