GEOG110: World Geography, GEOG110e59
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)

Instructor(s)

Ray O'Brien   Email: obrienr@bucks.edu
Phone: 215-968-8281
Campus Location: Grupp Hall 219

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

eLearning:
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:
  • Proctored Testing is Required
  • Read the important instructor supplied information located at the end of this document

Proctored Testing is Required

Your instructor requires proctored testing. Proctored testing services are available free of charge on a walk-in basis at the Newtown Campus, the Lower Bucks Campus (Bristol), and the Upper Bucks Campus (Perkasie). The specific days and hours for testing services at the Newtown and branch campuses vary by semester.

Your instructor may offer the option of allowing you to propose an alternative proctor if Bucks County Community College testing facilities are otherwise inaccessible to you. However, all proctored testing must occur within the United States during the assigned testing period. Failure to comply will result in your receiving an F for the course.

View the Testing Center schedule and detailed information.

Getting Started With This Course


Orientation(s)

Orientation for this course is optional.

Other

Your instructor will be handling orientation as indicated below.


Other Orientation Information
There is no official face-to-face orientation meeting. A complete orientation package of course materials will be send to students by the start of the semester. All course requirements and procedures are explained in this mailing. Follow-up Q&A and discussion session(s)will be conducted on Canvas. Text may be purchased in advance of semester and the introductory chapter read (p.1-39): Geography: Realms, Regions and Concepts by de Blij, Muller, and Nijman, 16th edition, 2014.(Note: "Binder Edition" is preferred and is sold at the campus bookstore). Note: A set of updated pages (2017) will be provided to the student on Canvas.

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 bucks.instructure.com

  • 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

Geography students must have access to a computer for email contact with the instructor and for other online activities, including use of the announcement and discussion boards and using the publisher's website. Four exams are scheduled at approximately equal intervals throughout the semester; students are REQUIRED to do their testing at one of the college's three testing centers (Newtown, Bristol, or Perkasie). A testing schedule and times are provided to the student with the introductory course materials. Alternately, students who can't do the testing at one of the above centers may choose to be tested with the assistance of and in the presence of a PROCTOR. An official proctoring form must be submitted (See additional notes on proctored testing in Requirements for Students section above).