FRSC100: Introduction to Fire Science
Section: E59     (eLearning)

About This Course

Semester and YearSpring Term A 2018 / (Jan-March): Jan 17, 2018 to Mar 9, 2018
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)


Edwin Grugan   Email:
Phone: 215-968-8270

Course Credits

3 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 12 - 18 hours per week for your coursework. While online learning courses provide flexibility in time, geography, and travel, the work required for successful completion is identical to that for the face-to-face course.   Your instructor may specify additional time requirements in the "Other information" field below or during your orientation.

Delivery Mode

Web-based course

Official College Course Description

The complete college course description can be viewed at:

Student Characteristics

Open to self-motivated, self-disciplined students who can handle college-level work and study independently.

Instructor Provided Course Syllabus

A sample Course Syllabus is typically available in WebAdvisor's "Search for Sections" results. A Course Syllabus explains how the instructor will conduct the class and may include: course policies, grading guidelines, assignment due dates, etc.

Student Requirements

This course has the following requirements for students:
  • Read the important instructor supplied information located at the end of this document

Getting Started With This Course


Orientation for this course is optional.


Your instructor will hold the orientation online using self-paced tools, email and/or discussions. (A self-paced orientation does NOT mean the entire course is self-paced.) You should plan to access your online course no later than the first day of the session. Failure to do so may jeopardize your grade.

Other Orientation Information
Students will be responsible for covering online material in preparation for class and as a way of posting reaction to discussion in class. You will be required to complete assignments including all associated quizzes, post to a discussion board and respond to other students' postings. Online discussion and home work assignments are required at the end of each week's material.

Accessing Your Course

Canvas (by Instructure)

Your course is using Canvas. If you are new to Canvas, please visit the Canvas Basics course space to become familiar with Canvas prior to the start of your course. No login is required to access this space.

You will be able to login to Canvas about two weeks prior to the start of your class. However, your course becomes available as of 1 AM on the official course start date.

Logging In

Log in to your Canvas course space at

  • Username: Your username is the same for every system at Bucks.
  • Password: your Bucks Network password (used to log into any Bucks campus computer or to access any Bucks Library online database from off campus.)

If you do not know your Bucks Username, you can retrieve it by using the Find Your Username Form. Enter your Name, Birthday (mm/dd/yyyy) and either your 7 digit student ID number OR your social security number, then click Submit. Your Bucks username will display on the screen.

Note: Students are uploaded to Canvas several times a day. If you registered late, you won't be able to access Canvas until the next upload takes place.

Purchasing Your Books and Other Course Materials

While you may purchase your books and other course materials from the provider of your choice (using the ISBN number available through the course's academic department where applicable to ensure the correct version), both the campus bookstore and our online bookstore, guarantee that they stock the correct version for your course.

Approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the session you can use the link below to see the list of books that have been selected by your instructor. If you have any questions about the course materials listed, please contact your instructor or the academic department directly.

Click this link to see the book list for your course.

Other Information about the Course

You must be a highly self-motivated student who can work independently. Late assignments and failure to participate in the discussions is not acceptable. It is also required that you post reactions and comments to at least one of the other students' discussion postings during the week. Weekly written assignments will be due and in compliance with the instructions provided in the syllabus. A Chapter Adoption Project where the student "adopts" and improves a chapter from the textbook will be required as well. There will be no make-up sessions for the mid-term and final examination sessions. Students must have access to a computer, internet and Canvas. The College provides many resources for the student to become proficient in the use of Canvas, the Informational Delivery System utilized for this Course. It will be the student's responsibility to ensure his/her Canvas skills are maintained at a high level.