Getting Started With This Course
Orientation for this course is REQUIRED.
Failure to participate in a REQUIRED orientation, as specified below, may jeopardize your grade.
Your instructor has scheduled an independent orientation for this course, as specified here.
|Date:||Thursday, January 18 |
|Location:||Grupp Hall, Room 304 (If your orientation is a face-to-face meeting, the orientation location is Newtown Campus unless otherwise indicated.)|
Other Orientation Information
We will be having weekly face-to-face classes. As such, our "Orientation" will be our first class and we will see each other every week after that, as well.
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
The course is based on the assumption that every student can succeed at learning how cultures from the past continue to affect our lives today and to appreciate their particular contributions to humanity as a whole. The entire course structure is designed to provide a supportive scaffolding to enable each individual student (including those with special learning needs) to achieve success in the course. Everything in the course, .i.e., the organization of course themes, the lectures, class discussions, take-home essay assignments, videos, supplemental in-class materials, cyber and other resources at the course’s Canvas site, is designed to give students a inter-related understanding of all the major themes and problems examined by the course throughout the semester.