David Osborne - Langara College

Professor: David Osborne
Department: Criminal Justice
College: Langara College
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CRIM1115
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Recent "good" comments about this teacher are actually the minority. Would not even be surprised if Osbourne himself wrote them! Make sure to review ALL the ratings (especially the more honest ones way back!)... Osbourne should be placed in a mental institution!
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: CRIM1216
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This class is not hard if you attend every lecture and write down word for word what he says.Study those notes and participate in class and you will be fine. Yes, his quizzes can be tricky, and yes he can seem a bit arrogant but he is by no means a horrible professor or that hard. Get on his good side and he will help you out.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CRIM2316
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Overall good teacher. He genuinely wants you to comprehend his material, and never claims to know everything. He leaves things debatable which is helpful for learning, but a tough marker. You can get a great mark if you work hard.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: CRIM1116
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Umm.. Gotta say he's got it all in his head.. Forgets name pretty easy, but he's clear about what he does nd what he wants to say! Overall, he's a good teacher! :D
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: BUSM1285
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I would have to say his best quality = his clarity. He does make sense of the legal system and is great at answering questions, he thinks about them for a bit (it's kind of funny) and then answers them pretty well. Not bad, but I think he needs more elements involved. It's all textbook and there is 25% for participation (really!?)not a fan of that.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: BUSM1285
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He makes no use of any sort of media which is not surprising that he is also difficult to get a hold of. He allows class discussion to progress into students consulting him for legal advice for personal problems. Some of these off topic tangents have gone on for over half an hour (I timed it because I had nothing else better to do)
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: BUSM1285
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
David's teaching style is traditional. He expects his students to have read the chapters to be discussed before his class. Every item in his quiz is 1% of your grade so you better study hard. To get an excellent participation mark, you have to engage actively in class. You did great if he knows you by name by the end of the semester.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: BUSM1285
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
David has a free-form lecture style. He doesn't use overheads or Powerpoints, just starts talking about a topic and lets the discussion evolve from there. Participation is a huge part of the grade. 3 quizzes are 15% each of final grade. Knowledgeable prof teaching a very technical subject. Would take another class with him.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: BLAW1120
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He teaches by the book. We received one handout, which was the course outline. His style of teaching seems strange and unorganized but after a while you realize that classes begin with him answering every question u may have, makes law useful and relatable. Overall he is extremely FAIR. Gives us marks on exams if we all disagree! NICE
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: CRIMPROG
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I took the Criminal justice program with David and now have a career in law enforcement. My experience with David was that his views are the only views that are right (especially in his Ethics class). If you favor his Anti- police views, you will definately pass with flying colors.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: CRIM1216
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Took 1116,1216,2316 with him. He's an awesome&interesting&funny teacher. Very clear on what he wants. Exams and quizzes are straight forward so either you know it or you don't. Letting the class teach the class was one of the worst things he did. Would have been better if he taught. He gives lots of easy bonus marks! I'd take him again and again!!
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: CRIM1116
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Caring teacher??? Anything but! He does know his stuff, but is quite reluctant and goes 'funny' when you point out errors in his thinking. Hard marking is not necessarily bad, but it is when it's inconsistent between students! He has favorites and it's obvious. If he does not like you you're done! This one should retire sooooon!!!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: CRIM1116
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Really hilarious and caring teacher, takes some time getting use to his strict rules but overall, very respectable. Participation is a huge mark but tests are simple (minus the big memory chunk). Tests are word for word out of the book and can be tricky because he likes to create "which are not...to not.." questions.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: CRIM100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Because he has been teaching the same thing for over 15 years, he should know what he is talking about. However, he is very arrogant, jerk and is an extremely poor instructor. Can't believe he is still working as an instructor!!!
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: CRIM1116
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Not a bad prof, he's actually probably one of the better ones at Langara. He has a big mark for participation and make sure you record everything you participate or contribute to the class. His quizes are pretty simple, just make sure you show up and read the text, and you'll do fine.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: CRIM1116
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
David is an extremely straightforward and fair marker. He's also *crystal* clear on how he wants he classes run - you must follow his instructions to a T. Funny guy and an overall interesting class. I look forward to taking more classes with him!
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: CRIM1116
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
so arrogant. And a hard marker
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: CRIM1116
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He really cares whether or not you do well. Teaches more based on past job - Defence Lawyer. He will teach you how to act which is pretty useful for University.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: CRIM2433
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
God....terrible, terrible experience. What do you need to know about D.Osbourne? Arrogant, stubborn, unfair marker, hypocrite and all around ****.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: CRIM2417
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Like I said in my previous post, I love this guy BUT his ethics class is soooooo hard!!! He expects so much out of you on the midterm and the final and he failed nearly the whole class and said we plagiarized!! How can you cheat in ethics???!!! He says hilarious stuff like "Chicken or the egg" or "Proof is in the pudding" or Flogging a dead horse"
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