PSYC181: Developmental Psychology - Lifespan
Section: E60     (eLearning)

About This Course


Semester and YearSpring 2012 / (15 weeks): Jan 18, 2012 to May 15, 2012
(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

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Student Characteristics

Open to self-motivated, self-disciplined students who can handle college-level work and study independently.

Instructor Provided Course Format

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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)

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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

In 15 weeks we will explore the development of the human person from pre-conception to the grave and beyond. In order to accomplish this, students will be required to read the text There will be separate written learning activities based on the information in the text and in videos,(access to DVD machines or VHS may be necessary) which students will answer and several outside activities during the semester. These will expand the students' knowledge of the human person and development by encouraging interaction with others and some research in current newspapers or magazines. All assignments will be submitted through the Assignment dropbox on Canvas.Weekly online class discussions as well as weekly participation on the Bulletin Board will be required in order to obtain a minimum of a "C" in the course. Students will have the option of meeting at times without the instructor if this is more convenient for them. All written work will be graded on writing skills as well as content.. If this seems like a lot of work -it is! I believe that DL students deserve the same opportunities as F2F students in the classroom. There is not less work in DL courses -just different scheduling! . Looking forward to meeting you in Janaury! Catherine O'Conor