PSYC181: Developmental Psychology - Lifespan
Section: E1     (eLearning)

About This Course

Semester and YearIntersession 2018 / (4 weeks): Dec 15, 2017 to Jan 12, 2018
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)


Tanya Letourneau   Email:
Phone: 267-421-6347
Campus Location: UBC, Room 128 (Perkasie)

Course Credits

3 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 3 - 5 hours every day 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:
  • There are no special requirements for this course

Getting Started With This Course


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Accessing Your Course

Other Technologies

Your instructor has indicated the following:

Selected interactive websites

Publisher's Website

This course will use a website developed by a textbook publisher. Specific details for accessing this website will be provided by your instructor.

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

Course Description: This online lifespan development course will survey development and growth from conception through death. The physical, emotional, intellectual and social processes of maturation will be examined. Major theories and contemporary developmental concerns and issues will be explored. The course is designed to encourage an online exchange of ideas and utilization of critical thinking as well as help students develop an understanding of the psychological terminology and principles as applied to human development theory, research and practice.

Course Format: This online course contains 4 weeks of 10 lessons. Each lesson will cover the material from one chapter of the textbook and will contain readings, quizzes and an activity or discussion. Discussions will focus on an assigned topic and will provide students with the opportunity to have meaningful exchanges about current issues around human development. Interactional web resources and video clips will be utilized to enhance the learning experience. Additionally, there will be a midterm and final paper required for this fast paced course. A detailed course format and schedule will be available the first day of the intersession.

Attendance: Although the online format allows for scheduling flexibility, because this course is only 4 weeks, students will be expected to log on almost every day.

Instructor Information: My name is Tanya Letourneau and I have been teaching at Bucks for 13 years. I am committed to student success and will give each one of you my respect, my time and my sincere intent to provide you with a quality online experience. I am attentive and involved in the online forum and am also available for email, phone and face-to-face consultations in order to ensure your success in this course. If you like to thoroughly engage in dialogue with classmates and are open to learning about new, timely and sometimes controversial human development issues, then you will enjoy this course. And if you are disciplined with good time management skills and have the sincere desire to succeed, then you should do quite well in the class. Please contact me if you have specific questions about this fascinating course on Lifespan Development.

Tanya Letourneau