PHYS121: Physics I
Section: E11     (eLearning)

About This Course


Semester and YearSummer I 2018 / (6 weeks): May 21, 2018 to Jun 28, 2018
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)

Instructor(s)

Francis Delahanty   Email: Francis.Delahanty@bucks.edu
Phone: 215-968-8305

Course Credits

4 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 15 - 22 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 REQUIRED.
Failure to participate in a REQUIRED orientation, as specified below, may jeopardize your grade.

Other

Your instructor will be handling orientation as indicated below.


Other Orientation Information
Please order the Exploration of Physics software directly from the company website as soon as possible. The instructions are on my Home page. If you experience technical difficulties with the download, you must contact the publisher directly. DO NOT CONTACT THE BOOKSTORE AS THEY ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DOWNLOAD. It is your responsibility to download the software in enough time to complete the labs on time. Not ordering the software in time is not an excuse for late work and it will not be accepted.

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

his is a calculus-based course for engineering and science majors. Topics include Newtonian mechanics of particles and rigid bodies, gravity, and mechanical vibrations.

Although this course is structured in an asynchronous, flexible style, there are deadlines to meet within the course of the semester, so be sure to check my Canvas Home Page for quiz and lab deadlines. Although you will not be required to log into the course space at any particular time of the day, I log into the course space several times a day; and I am available for questions and concerns on a regular basis, every day. I participate in the discussion forum regularly to guide and correct if necessary, AFTER ample time has been given for you to answer forum questions or to respond to comments from fellow classmates. If you have urgent or private questions or problems, please email me and I will respond promptly.

Quizzes are graded automatically and your grade will appear in the grade book, AFTER the quiz period has ended.

Exams are proctored and are given in the Bucks Testing Center. Partial credit may be given for exams after I receive your numbered work for each problem from the Testing Center.

If you are in a remote location and require a proctor for exams, YOU MUST MAKE THE REQUEST through online learning. I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REJECT THE PROPOSED PROCTOR. Proctors and Proctor Sites outside the United States are not acceptable and will be rejected. No libraries will be accepted.