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Theodore Darden
Professor in the Criminal Justice department
at College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
are you Theodore Darden?
66 Student Ratings
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01/24/2015
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Crimj1100 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A+
"There for you" "Would take again" "Get ready to read"

Theo is one of those teachers that will challenge you to be the best student you can be. I strongly recommend him for any student. Extremely well-read, and very clear with course material, if you are willing to put in the extra time to read you'll have no problem getting an A in his class.

01/11/2015
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
1100 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Clear grading criteria" "Respected by students" "Would take again"

Mr. Darden does not allow politics in the classroom. He states that up front. What he does allow is for the facts to come through crystal clear and encourages his students to make up their minds based on facts. If you want an education to make a difference take his class! He is also hilarious and makes learning interesting and fun.

01/09/2015
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Crim Justice Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Participation matters" "Inspirational" "Respected by students"

Great sense of humor. Mr Darden knows how to make you laugh even when you disagree with him. His take on political current events may not always line up with you but still a very respectable gentleman. Must not screw up on tests because tests essentially dictate your grade by almost 100%. Definitely worth taking his classes if at all possible.

01/06/2015
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
1100 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Would take again" "Respected by students" "Gives good feedback"

i took this guy for introduction to criminal justice and it was a great class. The test are easy if you take notes and read the chapter. He likes to know what you think. Classes go fast with his lectures which are never boring.

01/06/2015
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
1100 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Would take again" "Gives good feedback" "Clear grading criteria"

I took this professor for an online class and found that it was easy to navigate. he gives constant feedback on assignments and the assignments are quite interesting. You get a week to complete discussion boards and up to 4-6 weeks to complete online exams with plenty of time. This is a great class to take online.

01/04/2015
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
1100 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Participation matters" "Respected by students" "Amazing lectures"

Prof. Darden cares about his students. He holds you accountable for your own learning and encourages you to think for yourself. He does not allow politics in the classroom and wants students to form their own opinions. If you want to learn something, take his class! The class is easy if you show up and participate. His lectures are never boring .

12/26/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Crimj-1101 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Tests are tough" "Tough Grader"

I took his class with high expectations but was disappointed. Most of our lectures were of him ranting about what is wrong in the world which is very upsetting if you don't agree with him politically. our class average on tests were a 62% and each time our average got worse he lectured us about how we were bad students. loves the sound of his voice

12/19/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
CRIMJ 1100 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

LOVED HIM! This class is about my major though, so of course. Gave lots of E.C.(on a whim, usually) assignments and questions on tests. Keeps it interesting and real. Does tend to get a little soap-boxypreachy occasionally. Funny and really nice guy. Class is all lectures, with some student participation. TAKE NOTES (from book and class)!

12/09/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Gangs Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A+
"Inspirational" "Amazing lectures" "Respected by students"

I've taken Darden for quite a few classes now. I even went on a trip with him to London over the summer. He's an amazing professor, and I try to take every class I can with him. He loves assigning papers to hear what you think and why rather than give "multiple guess" tests. He's not a harsh grader, just put in the effort and you will love him.

12/08/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Gangs Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B
"Respected by students" "Gives good feedback" "Inspirational"

Professor Darden is an awesome prof. He is passionate about what he teaches. He loves to see the light go off In his students heads. Has life experience in what he teaches. Very motivational

12/04/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Crimj1100 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Inspirational" "Would take again" "Respected by students"

The best professor I have ever taken.

11/23/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
CJ 1110 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A+
"Inspirational" "Amazing lectures" "Would take again"

BEST PROFESSOR AT COD. he is truly passionate about criminal justice and his lectures are motivational. there is no homework. as long as you show up to class, pay attention and read the chapters you'll be fine. I highly recommend him for any CJ class.

06/16/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
CrimJ1130 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Darden was wonderful to learn from, and his comments after online journal entries and essays was very helpful. The class conversations (on BB) are very interesting as well. He is very understanding of RL issues and of those with LD. I would recommend this class to anyone interested in corrections as starting point!

01/03/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CRIMJ-2150 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

Prof. Darden is a GREAT Teacher. She is very fair, knows the subject matter very well. Just attend class take good notes and do all the homework assignments and you will do very well on the tests. Put some effort into this class and your should receive an A. I would take any class he teaches.

08/21/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
intro to cj Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

one of best teachers at cod. very motivational person and will give motivational speeches. really wants students to do well. all he does is talk and tell stories in class. very entertaining and easy A class you will learn alot tho

05/16/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
cri 1100 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

one of the best teachers at COD

05/07/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Crim1100 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

One of the best instructors ever! He is very knowledgable and teaches everything in a crystal clear way! I recommend this professor, he will go out of his way if you need extra help. He's funny and never a dull moment in this class

02/05/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
110101 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I had police operations as well as intro to criminal justice with him. He is so easy as long as you read the textbook. He is also funny. I would strongly recommend him.

12/06/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Intro1100 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Computer test, lectures and prefer reading, if you want a good grade. Great Instrutor - easy going and want everyone to advance. Full-Time staff know what they are doing. Funny and you learn.

11/30/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
CrmJ1110 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I took Professor Darden's course online and it was very manageable. There was one assignment due each week, which was plenty of time to complete it. He grades quickly and is an easy grader. Gives lots of time to take the tests which is very nice. Great teacher, highly recommend, will definitely take his online courses again!

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