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
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
this link to see the book list for your course.
Other Information about the Course
This course is more than memorizing factual information to successfully pass an online test. It is an invitation to participate with your classmates and instructor in an online supportive learning community that focuses on human growth and development.
You will be expected to:
- Read your textbook
- Complete WEEKLY assignments and submit them in a timely fashion, when required
- Post thoughtful and frequent comments during online discussions
- Conduct a special project and submit a reflection paper of your experience
- Find,summarize and comment on five (5) journal articles/research reports
- Complete four (4) tests throughout the semester
This course is a survey of development and growth from conception through adolescence. The physical, emotional, intellectual, and social processes of maturation are examined. Emphasis is on the adjustment of the individual to his or her peer group, social institutions, the community, and the home.
Theories of human development, including civic, personal, moral, and ethical considerations
Genetic and environmental determinants in development and their interaction
Research methods used by developmental psychologists
Issues in conception and prenatal development
Physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development through adolescence
Language and perceptual development through childhood
Family communication and interaction patterns
Interactive web resources, video clips and audio recordings will be used to enhance the online experience.
Whether you are new to an online course or are an experienced online student, your instructor is committed to helping you succeed!
Dr. Aurora Hill