ECON112: Principles of Economics - Micro
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)


Stephen Cocca   Email:
Phone: 215-968-8270

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:
  • 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 be handling orientation as indicated below.

Other Orientation Information
Welcome! I hope you join me for the upcoming semester. I will always be available to ensure you are comfortable with the online learning environment and the content. We will spend a lot of time getting to know each other, but I don’t have a formal orientation planned for the course.

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

Welcome! I hope you join us for the upcoming semester. My professional background spans well over ten years working in the financial service industry, at companies JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup. I have an MBA in Finance and a Master’s degree in Education (certifications in Business and History). My goal is to infuse my professional knowledge, academic background, and teaching experience throughout the course.

By entering the course, you have a goal in mind, which we will discuss as we get to know each other. My goal is to work as a team for everyone in the course to achieve their goals and future success. I never want students to experience stress while taking my courses and I will always be available to ensure your understanding of the material. I look forward to getting to know you.

The expectation for this course is the same as face to face courses. We will spend time for instruction, so you can familiarize yourself with the course content. This would be similar to meeting at a face to face course. There will be assigned readings outside of the course, not considered instruction time, which you will be expected to complete and be prepared for class. A substantial portion of the class will be for online class discussions that would be similar if we were to meet in person. Your time will be spent composing answers to the classroom discussions, reading your classmates posts, and developing responses. Time will also be allocated for tests and quizzes.

Professor Steve Cocca