PSYC125: Psychological Techniques of Stress Management
Section: EG1     (eLearning)

About This Course


Semester and YearMarch 2012 / (10 weeks): Mar 5, 2012 to May 8, 2012
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)

Instructor(s)

Tanya Letourneau   Email: Tanya.Letourneau@bucks.edu
Phone: 267-421-6347
Campus Location: UBC, Room 128 (Perkasie)

Course Credits

3 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 8 - 12 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:
  • There are no special requirements for this course

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

Other Technologies

Your instructor has indicated the following:

Stress Management Youtube Videos


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

Course Description:

This online Stress Management course will examine the positive and negative consequences of stress. Emphasis is on the mind/body connection and the encouragement of holistic health. Students will gain a greater understanding of their own particular stressors/reactions as well as learn ways to incorporate effective coping techniques into their lives. Emphasis will also be placed on how students can help decrease the stress of others. Ultimately, students will experience a more effective approach to optimal lifelong health. The class will be conducted in a fun, active format in which theoretical content will be combined with experiential learning. Students are expected to participate in all stress reduction activities and support one another in a virtual environment.

Attendance:

Although the online format allows for scheduling flexibility, there will still be weekly requirements and students will be expected to log on weekly. Every week there will be a lesson with readings/videos/activities/discussions. Students will be required to complete the readings and assignments each week. All assignments will be due by Sunday night (midnight) for each Lesson week.

Instructor Information:

My name is Tanya Letourneau and I will be your online instructor for this section of Stress Management. I have been teaching at Bucks for 8 years and in higher education for nearly 20 years. I am committed to student success and will give each one of you my respect, my time and my sincere intent to provide you with a quality online experience. I am attentive and involved in the online forum and am also available for email, phone and face-to-face consultations in order to insure your success in this course. If you are open to self assessment and trying a variety of techniques to reduce your stress - you will enjoy this course. And if you are disciplined with good time management skills, then you should do quite well in the class. Please contact me if you have specific questions about this interactive course on Stress Management.

Tanya Letourneau, letourne@bucks.edu