PSYC100: Psychology of Personal Awareness
Section: E59     (eLearning)

About This Course


Semester and YearFall 2014 / (15 weeks): Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 19, 2014
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)

Instructor(s)

Catherine O'Conor   Email: oconorc@bucks.edu
Phone: 215-968-8061
Campus Location: Founders 210 ( when on campus)

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 Format

A sample Course Format is typically available in WebAdvisor's "Search for Sections" results. Course Formats explain 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:
  • Other special requirements may apply. Consult "Other Information about the Section" for details.

Getting Started With This Course


Orientation(s)

Orientation for this course is recommended.

Online chat

Your instructor will hold the orientation online using synchronous chat and other tools.

Date:8/27/2014 & ff.
Time:several
Online Location of
LIVE Orientation:
Conference area of Canvas

Online

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
Students are to log into Canvas the first day of the semester (8/27/14) and look for information from the instructor.

Orientation will be online chats in the Canvas Conference course space. Students can choose between several dates and times: TBD

Or they can read the required information on their own. Questions will be aswered during the Orientation classes and credit will be given for attendance


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, go to WebAdvisor. Select Account information (upper right hand corner of the screen) then select What's My User ID? and follow the prompts. You will need to provide your last name AND either your 7 digit student ID number OR your social security #. 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

Text for this course is Edition 8 of "Psychology and Personal Growth",bu Arkoff and Goud and "The Other Wes Moore" by Wes Moore

Students can reach me at at my Bucks email catherine.oconor@bucks.edu.until the semester begins and then using the Inbox on Canvas

Students and the instructor will complete readings and answer questions based on the text. Students will also watch videos which enhance the topics provided in the text and by the instructor. Weekly reading and writing assignments will be required. ATTENDANCE at weekly WEEKLY CLASS MEETINGS ONLINE will be REQUIRED as well as participation in weekly bulletin board discussions. Communication and participation are key to effective learning, therefore the students will be required to attend a minimum number of class discussions and bulletin board discussions in order to complete the course with a C. The instructor later reviews the discussion. Writing skills will be graded as well as content in written assignments. This course provides students with a greater self awareness as well as deeper awareness in personal relationships on different levels which enhance their lives in many ways. This seems like a lot of work. However I feel that online students deserve the same educational opportunities as those students who participate in F2F classes.