PSYC180: Human Growth and Development
Section: E59     (eLearning)

About This Course

Semester and YearSpring 2018 / (15 weeks): Jan 17, 2018 to May 11, 2018
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)


Aurora Hill   Email:
Phone: 215-453-8515

Course Credits

3 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 6 - 9 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:
  • There are no special requirements for this course

Getting Started With This Course


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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

Check Canvas for viewing access only, as early as 1/10/18.

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.

Assignment/Topics Covered:

  • 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