Darryl Davies at Carleton University

Darryl Davies

  • 3.3Overall Quality
  • 3.1Helpfulness
  • 3.5Clarity
  • 3.8Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
4/12/14

SOCI 2450

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Content and material is interesting... once you teach it to yourself. He gets very distracted in class and loses sight of the course objectives and the content that needs to be covered. He is very hard to approach when looking for assistance with the course and very rarely ever fully answers the questions being asked.

1/16/14

SOCI 4410

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Wonderful seminar. I would definitely recommend it to anyone! For 4th year, it was on the easy side, no need to facilitate class discussions, etc. He well prepares you for the course paper, and the final consists of only 4 simple questions. Textbook is not necessary, he gives all important information in class.

1/6/14

SOCI 2450

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is an awesome prof. He was intimidating at first, but he is very passionate about what he does. He got me interested in this class. I loved this class!! Would definitely take another class with him.

1/3/14

SOCI

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Loved this prof. He really grows on you, and has really easy exams. He seems intimidating at the beginning but he really is a nice person once you get to know them. Very strong on his opinions and views but if you can provide facts and evidence to support your claim, he will gladly listen. Really great guy once you get to know him.

12/30/13

SOCI2445-A

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Darryl is an excellent professor. Although he bashes on law enforcement a lot, he is very interesting to listen to and it is easy to tell that he is passionate about criminology. His teaching style is very refreshing and his views offer a different perspective in the field of criminal justice.

12/15/13

SOCI2445

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor! He's very opinionated and can definitely seem scary at first, but he's very approachable and nice. He knows his information and everything he says, he can back up with empirical evidence. Easy class if you put the time and effort into doing the work and following along with his lectures.

12/14/13

SOCI2445

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took SOCI 2445 and SOCI 2550 with Davies. After my first class with him I was really intimidated and wanted to drop the course. He called upon people randomly and seemed mean and unreasonable. But he grows on you and is a pretty funny guy who loves participation. Lots of choice for the essay and easy exam.

12/13/13

SOCI2445

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

My favorite professor of second year hands down! Although Darryl doesnt use lecture slides, he is not hard to follow or listen to. He is very opinionated which some may not enjoy but overall is an excellent prof! a lot of in class movies which arent on the exam and a fairly easy exam!

6/19/13

SOCI 2445

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very interesting class, but tough marker.

6/11/13

Soci 2445

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Absolutely worst professor I have ever had. Rambles on about how much he hates police every class, shows the same documentary's in all his classes and is unapproachable and argumentative about everything. 60% final exams. At the end of the year I couldn't say what I had learned in his class.

6/8/13

SOCI2445

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is an excellent prof. He can be a little scary but it's only because he is passionate. He always asks before, after, and during class if we have any questions and is always helpful to students. His lectures can be a tad bit disorganized but just read the textbook to understand. He always wants to keep the class talking and engaged. A+

6/3/13

SOCI 2450

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I never went to his class. His antics were difficult to sit through. I found his teachings to be completely muddled and sometimes irrelevant to the topic at hand. He is a very opinionated prof who, I feel, attempts to push his views on students.

4/25/13

SOCI 3410

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Darryl has a strong reputation @ Carleton, either you really love him or hate him, no in between. Easy exam, and easy essay assignment. He's kinda heavy on the police hate but he backs it up with facts. He's a good teacher, but comes off as an arrogant person which makes him hard to approach for any help you may need with the course material

4/23/13

SOCI 2445

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Davies is in the top one percent of great professors. He makes you think outside the box and challenges your current way of viewing the justice system. His lectures are humorous, insightful and full of class participation. A great class to play devil's advocate and debate amongst students, I highly recommend taking Deviance with Davies.

3/19/13

SOCI 4410

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Take his classes!!!!! He`s a wonderful teacher!!!!!!!!

12/16/12

SOCI2050

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good Prof, does not use any slides, no midterm, evaluation is based on an essay and a final exam. Randomly calls on people to answer questions, it forces you to go over your notes the week before to make sure you know your stuff. Interesting material.

12/16/12

SOCI2445

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Stopped going to a class I was excited to study because of the prof. If you want to hear a prof rant about police brutality and how the government is corrupt then come to his class but if you want to learn anything about deviance outside of those two constructs then dont bother. Very egotistical, alternative points of view are quickly shot down

12/11/12

soci2445

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you're interested in the academic side of things... then don't take this class. He is very animated and discusses many hot button issues but he presents material in a very impartial way. Don't read the book, you just need to remember the academic things he says in class. Interesting discussions, but his hippy drum makes me want to vomit.

10/13/12

SocioC02

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Everybody has its own taste and it is fine. But, I don't think ppl should say he's useless which is wrong. He wouldn't be there for so long otherwise. I'm currently in his class. He is amazing prof. Yes, he has his way of teaching but so do all the teachers world wide. WE ARE UNIQUE accept it. He's good & helpful. The W5 videos support the topics.

9/2/12

SOCI2450

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No need to read the textbook. Just memorize the academic stuff he says in class. Only about 25% of what he says is on the exam. Memorize this and you will do well. He's great if you aren't all that interested in the subject, but not the greatest prof if you are a serious student.

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