Your instructor will hold the orientation online using self-paced tools, email and/or discussions. (A self-paced orientation does NOT mean the entire course is self-paced.) You should plan to access your online course no later than the first day of the session. Failure to do so may jeopardize your grade.
Other Orientation Information
The Orientation for this course will consist of a "Get Started" Module which will acclimate the student to the Canvas system, as well as prepare the student for the material which will be covered in this 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
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
Completion of HUMANITIES 111 is NOT required for this course and there is no textbook required to be purchased for the course.
This course is a survey of the development of the Western World from Medieval Europe to the European Renaissance and Reformation (400 B.C.E.-1600 C.E.)through looking at the dominant artistic, religious, political and philosophical movements during this period.
This will include the development of Christianity and Buddhism, the Medieval Era, the European Renaissance and the Reformation. We will take a big picture or comprehensive approach to understanding these movements in order to recognize their historical significance as well as the influences these historical moments have had upon contemporary culture in the United States and abroad.
If you are interested in art, philosophy, religion and/or politics, this class will provide you with a greater understanding of how we have come to be where we are today.
Finally, though this is an online course, we will be utilizing a variety of methods of interaction in order to reinforce learning and prevent stagnation. The point of these varied activities is to maintain a lively and interactive atmosphere with the advantage of being able to complete many of the assignments at your own pace.