PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology
Section: ER1     (eLearning)

About This Course


Semester and YearApril 2013 / (6 weeks): Apr 1, 2013 to May 14, 2013
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)

Instructor(s)

Deborah Sedik   Email: Deborah.Sedik@bucks.edu
Phone: 215.968.8095
Campus Location: Founders 224

Course Credits

3 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of a significant number of 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)

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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

Success in this course mandates that you thoroughly read the text, ask questions about the concepts, answer questions on the discussion board and discuss textbook concepts and examples with the class. You need to make discussion board postings on a WEEKLY basis.

This is a survey class so we will cover a lot of material, however you are never alone in the learning endeavor. You will quickly discover that our online Introduction to Psychology class is a supportive community in which classmates assist one another. Further, I will guide you and convey specific instructions and expectations for successfully mastering this course.

Most students find the material both helpful and extremely interesting. You may even find yourself having fun while learning!

Specifically, this course will cover the following topics: The Science of Psychology, Research Methodology, Critical Thinking, Personality & Development, Biology of Behavior, Consciousness, Perception, Cognition & Memory, Learning, Sociocultural Similarities & Differences, Psychological Disorders & Therapies, Coping, Emotions, and Motivation. Although the textbook also covers sensation, we will NOT cover sensation.

This course demands that you be self-disciplined and achieve DAILY study goals. Success in this course is gained via studying everyday and CREATING examples of concepts, rather than simple memorization. The exams are, mostly, application of concepts so begin by knowing concepts inside and out but expand on this knowledge with examples (feel free to do this on the discussion board). Not making your studying a PRIORITY leads to a situation where you keep thinking you'll catch up, but rarely is that the case. You are always free to visit one of my face to face Introduction to Psychology courses to reinforce the material you are learning - this is an OPTION. I am here to HELP you but the ultimate responsibility of course success lay in your court. That being said, if you do the work, stay engaged, and continually study you'll get a lot from this course, including (but not limited to) a grade that reflects your effort & knowledge.

WELCOME - IT WILL BE GREAT GETTING TO KNOW YOU THROUGH DISCUSSION POSTINGS!