PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology
Section: E52     (eLearning)

About This Course

Semester and YearSummer III 2012 / (6 weeks): Jul 9, 2012 to Aug 16, 2012
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)


Lauren Richmond   Email:
Phone: 215-968-8070

Course Credits

3 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

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:
  • There are no special requirements for this course

Getting Started With This Course


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

  • 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


Dear Students:

Let me take this opportunity to welcome you to Introduction to Psychology.

In this course, it will largely be up to you, the student, to set your own pace as you review and study the materials that will be assigned. As a student, therefore, you should be self-disciplined and self-motivated. Your grade in the course will be determined by your submission of reflection papers, chapter tests, a 5-7 page paper on a topic of your choice (and my approval), and your contributions to the on-line discussions.


There will be orientation information posted on our Canvas site to familiarize you with the objectives and requirements of the course


  1. Core Curriculum Objectives
    1. Social Perspectives- You will be able to identify and explain the methods of analysis used by psychologists to examine and evaluate group and individual attitudes and behavior.
    2. Critical Thinking/Problem Solving- You will be able to use methods, concepts and theories in new situations.
    3. International, Gender and/or Minority Stereotypes- You will be able to identify prejudice, stereotypes and misuses of power that affect the lives of women and/or other minorities in areas such as education, business, politics, religion or industry.
  2. Specific Course Objectives
    1. Psychology is a science. You will be able to:
      1. Identify the types of methods used in psychological research.
      2. Identify and explain the strengths and weaknesses of methods used in psychological research.
      3. Apply the principles of critical thinking to explain why the conclusions of a research study should or should not be believed.
    2. Psychology is a vehicle for understanding self and others.
      1. You will be able to apply one or more theories, concepts and/or research findings from the list of mandated topic areas to explain given examples of human behavior.

Textbook and Other Requirements: Wade, C. & Tavris, C. (2008). Invitation to psychology, 4th Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Contact With the Professor: Although the bulk of the course work is completed individually, regular and frequent contact with the Professor is encouraged and expected. You should feel free to contact me at any time with questions you may have on any aspect of the course. You can e-mail me either through the course or at my college e-mail address,

Welcome to Introduction to Psychology! I look forward to "meeting" all of you in our virtual classroom.

Sincerely, Lauren Richmond, MA, Adjunct Professor