Online Courses

Summer 2022

Cottey College, a private, liberal arts college for women, offers summer online courses. All eight courses are available to students enrolled at Cottey and other colleges or high schools, as well as adult women who are interested in earning credits at an institution committed to providing a foundation for developing women leaders and leadership skills.

How do I do this?

  • Registration will open by April 15. Registration Form
  • Registration deadline is June 1.
  • On the first day of class, use the eLearning information sent to you via email to log on to Cottey’s eLearning website, go to Academics, click on the link to your course, and follow the instructions posted.

Who teaches online?

Our online courses are taught by experienced Cottey faculty. Online faculty have regular contact with students through discussion forums, online faculty offices, email, and telephone conversations.

What about technology?

You must have access to a computer with a stable Internet connection during the summer session. You must have an active email account and at least one of the listed browsers: Microsoft Edge, Safari 6 or above, Mozilla Firefox 25.0 or above, and/or Google Chrome 30.0 or above. You must have word processing software that can generate .doc files. You may have to download a PDF reader and PowerPoint viewer.

Are online classes easier?

No, they are simply different and require more self-motivation and discipline.

What about textbooks?

Textbook information is included with course descriptions. Students are responsible for obtaining their books.

How much will this cost?

Tuition for summer online courses at Cottey College is competitive at $125 per credit hour, plus the cost of textbook(s).

Why Online Education?

  • Because I’m interested in the topic and want to pick up a class I might not otherwise be able to take.
  • Because I want a jump-start on starting my college career or completing graduation requirements in a timely manner.
  • Because I want to experience technology used frequently in today’s business and higher education environments.
  • Because taking courses over the summer allows me to concentrate on other courses during the fall that lead to my major or require quite a bit of time.
  • Because I’d rather take a summer course from Cottey than another institution.

The Successful Online Student

  • Understands that technology enhances communication
  • Is a self-motivated learner
  • Is a good time manager
  • Wants to be fully involved in her learning experience
  • Is an organized student
  • Is a strong reader and writer
  • Is curious
  • Enjoys independent study
  • Doesn’t hesitate to ask questions


BIO 330: Introduction to Virology

Instructor: Dr. Manjira Kumar

Dates:  June 6 – July 15.
Prerequisite: BIO 301 Molecular Biology with lab

Introduction to Virology covers various aspects of pathogenic and non-pathogenic viruses, molecular mechanisms of infection, and host-pathogen interaction. Students will have opportunity to select a viral disease and write a review which would create an opportunity of application of their knowledge and strengthen scientific writing skills. 3 credits.

Textbook: Introduction to Modern Virology Seventh edition N.J. Dimmock, A.J. Easton, and K.N. Leppard ISBN13: 978-1-119-97810-7 WILEY Blackwell


CHE 120: Introduction to Chemistry

Instructor: Dr. Ganga Fernando

Dates:  June 6 – July 15.
Co-requisite: CHE 121 Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory

Introduction to Chemistry Lab presents chemical principles at an introductory level with an emphasis on the use of these principles to understand and describe chemical processes that occur in our body. Covers fundamentals including atomic and molecular structure, measurement and stoichiometry, solutions, acid-base chemistry, nuclear chemistry, gases, and organic and biomolecules. Not open to students with credit in CHE 110, CHE 130 or CHE 210. 3 credits.

Textbook: Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry 11th ed., Bettelheim, Brown, Campbell, Farrell and Torres, Cengage Learning (Brooks/Cole). Text book with corresponding OWL program is required.

CHE 121: Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory

Instructor: Dr. Ganga Fernando

Dates:  June 6 – July 15.
Co-requisite: CHE 120 Introduction to Chemistry

Introduction to Chemistry introduces chemical laboratory work with experiments to show applications of chemistry to everyday life. 1 credit.

Textbook:  Same as CHE 120


ENV 340: Topics in Environmental Studies

Instructor: Dr. Rupalben Mangukiya

Dates:  June 6 – July 15.

Prerequisite: ENV 110 or permission of instructor

Environmental Studies encompasses interdisciplinary research and multiple specializations. A topics course offers students the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding in one or more environmental topics. The topics will vary across semesters and include (but are not limited to): Climate Change, Wildlife Conservation, Geographies of Hope and Sustainable Development.  3 credits.

Textbook: Choices for Sustainable Living Author: M. Pollan, P. Gilding, A. Lappe, B. Kingsolver, M. Sandel, R. Kennedy. Publisher: Ecochallenge.org


MAT 110: College Algebra

Instructor: Dr. Jorge Dioses

Dates: June 6 – July 15.

Prerequisites: MAT 090 (Intermediate Algebra).

Basic concepts, linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, functions and graphing, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations, word problems, complex numbers, polynomials and binomial theorem. 3 credits.

Textbook: College Algebra, (11th edition), Author: Ron Larson. Publisher: Cengage Learning, ISBN-10: 0357454405, ISBN-13: 9780357454404


PSY 310: Research Methods in Psychology

Instructor: Dr. Amanda Gilchrist

Dates: June 6 – July 15.

Prerequisite: MAT 112 or MAT 201
Students explore observational and experimental methods by designing and implementing their own research projects. Students use statistical concepts and techniques to guide sample design, execution, and estimation and identify alternative sample designs and modes of data collection. In this way, they learn how and why various research methods can be applied to evaluate hypothetical answers to various research questions. Students in the Environmental Studies program apply the research methods to analyzing elements and processes in ecological systems and students in other programs of study complete projects related to their disciplinary foci. 3 credits.

Textbook: Research Methods in Psychology (3rd edition) (2015); Author: Morling, B.; Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company; 13 digit ISBN: 978-0-393-61754-2


WGS 105: Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Verklan

Dates: June 6 – July 15.

This course will introduce students to a variety of critical approaches to- and popular representations of- gender. It is the introduction course to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  3 credits.

Textbook: Gender Through the Prism of Difference, Fifth Edition (2015), by Maxine Baca Zinn, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Michael A. Messner, and Amy M. Denissen (published by Oxford University Press, ISBN: 978-0190200045).



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