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Darryl Davies
Professor in the Social Science department
at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON
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Overall Quality
3.3
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.1
Clarity
3.5
Easiness
3.8
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04/22/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOCI 2445 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

You could tell he has a bias towards the cops. He talks about how cops are bad. He does not post anything on CuLearn so that means no lecture slides. His class consisted of one paper and one exam. I did bad on the paper and good on the exam so got a C+. Exam was easy.

04/22/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
SOCI 2445 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Atrocious opinionated rants that derailed any attempt at learning. Read the textbook. It's the only thing you'll learn in this class other then viciously one-sided argument where facts counter to his opinion are completely ignored.

04/22/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOCI 2445A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Makes the class interesting. Rants a lot, but they're always relevant. Very clear on what we need to know; the major theories are important, the rest of the book is supplemental. Loved the class and would definitely take another by him.

04/12/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOCI 2450 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

01/16/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOCI 4410 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

01/06/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOCI 2450 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

01/03/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOCI Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

12/30/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOCI2445-A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

12/15/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOCI2445 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

12/14/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOCI2445 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

12/13/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOCI2445 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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!

06/19/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
SOCI 2445 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Very interesting class, but tough marker.

06/11/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Soci 2445 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

06/08/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOCI2445 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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+

06/03/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOCI 2450 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

04/25/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOCI 3410 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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

04/23/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
SOCI 2445 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

03/19/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOCI 4410 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

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

12/16/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOCI2050 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

12/16/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
SOCI2445 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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

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