BIOL228: Microbiology
Section: H58     (Hybrid)

About This Course


Semester and YearSummer II 2014 / (6 weeks): Jul 7, 2014 to Aug 14, 2014
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)

Instructor(s)

Julie Crowell   Email: Julie.Crowell@bucks.edu
Phone: 215-968-8305

Course Credits

4 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 13 - 20 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

Hybrid:
Classroom and Web-based instruction

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:
  • Read the important instructor supplied information located at the end of this document

REQUIRED Campus Meetings

There are MANDATORY campus meetings or tests other than orientation. You should NOT register for this course if you are unavailable to attend these meetings.

This hybrid section meets Weekly

Dates/Locations of required meetings: There are MANDATORY campus meetings and tests in addition to the online orientation and work. You should NOT register for this course if you are unavailable to attend the Monday and Wednesday evening meetings.

This hybrid section meets Weekly

Dates/Locations of required meetings: Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00 PM to 9:25 PM in Founders 006.

Getting Started With This Course


Orientation(s)

This information has expired. If you are looking for current course information you must go to the current semester course information page.

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

This hybrid microbiology course is intense and appropriate for highly disciplined and motivated students. Students should plan on at least 13-20 hours each week for study and assignments.

To successfully complete this course, you must have access to a computer, the Internet, and the Canvas course site. Students will also complete work using online resources through http://www.masteringmicrobiology.com. A code for this resource comes with the new 11th edition of the textbook, Microbiology, An Introduction by Tortora, Funke and Case when purchased in the BCCC Bookstore.

Online and in-class quizzes will be given each week. Three online exams will also be administered at the Newtown Testing Center. You will need to schedule to take these exams outside of class time. Please note that late assignments and quizzes submitted beyond the due date will not receive credit. Missed labs cannot be made up.

The majority of class information, quizzes and assignments will be available only on the Canvas course site. If you are unfamiliar with Canvas, orientation courses are available (contact Online Learning for more information).