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Cottey Online Program


Cottey College, a private, liberal arts college for women, offers summer online courses. All
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.

• Registration will open by April 5th.
• Registration deadline is May 17th.
• 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.

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

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.

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

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

• 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.

• 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

Tuition for summer online courses at Cottey College is $409 per credit hour, plus the cost of textbook(s).

If you are not a currently enrolled Cottey student, contact the registrar’s office at 417-448-1425 or

If you are a current Cottey student, registration and payment will be the same as any other semester. If you have any questions about billing, reach out to Daniel French at

Summer Courses Cost Breakdown

Courses Credits Costs
ANT 101: General Anthropology 3 $1227
BUS 480: Strategic Management 3 $1227
CHE/PHY 102: Fundamentals of Physical Sciences 3 $1227
CHE 120: Introduction to Chemistry 3 $1227
CHE 121: Introduction to Chemistry Lab 1 $409
PSY 335: Drugs and Behavior 3 $1227
WGS 105: Intro to Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies 3 $1227

Schedule of Deadlines

Full payment Due for Class Friday, May 17th
Classes Start Monday, June 3rd
Last Day to Drop without a W Monday, June 3rd (50% Refund: Monday June 3rd – Friday, June 7th)
Last Day to Drop with a W Wednesday, July 3rd (No Refund: Monday, June 10th – Wednesday, July 3rd)
Last Day of Class Friday, July 12th


All classes will be held June 3rd – July 12th

ANT 101: General Anthropology

Instructor: Dr. Sarah Quick

Course Description: This course introduces students to the field of anthropology, including its historical origins and its four major subfields—cultural, linguistic, archaeological, and biological anthropology. Applied aspects of each of the four subfields are included in our survey as well as an emphasis on the holistic nature of the discipline. We consider humans as a species evolutionarily-speaking and as culture-bearers in the distant past, recent past, present, and through theories about our future. 3 credits


  • Selections from Anthropology: What does it mean to be human? (Lavenda & Schultz 2021) andIntroduction to Anthropology (Hasty, Lewis, & Snipes 2022, an Openstax book)
  • Linked articles of various lengths in;
  • Chosen article on a specific topic.
BUS 480: Strategic Management

Instructor: Dr. Tammy Ogren

Prerequisite: Senior Standing

Course Description: This course attempts to summarize student’s wide-range understanding and knowledge of business operations. It focuses on corporate strategic analysis of company’s internal and external environments, and on strategic formulation of corporate and departmental policies. It provides a direction into effective strategic decision-making and taking proper actions. Subjects covered are SWOT analysis, competitive environment, and corporate-level and business-level strategies. 3 credits


  • Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases: Competitiveness and Globalization by Michael A. Hitt; R. Duane Ireland; Robert E. Hoskisson
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  • Business Strategy Game Online Access,
CHE/PHY 102: Fundamentals of Physical Sciences

Instructor: Dr. Ganga Fernando

Course Description: This course offers an overview of the physical sciences including the mathematical components needed for understanding the fundamentals of the universe. Topics include the scientific method, measurements, momentum, matter and energy, electricity and magnetism, waves, sound and light, the atom, chemical bonds, stoichiometry, solution chemistry, chemical and nuclear reactions.

This course offers students an opportunity to increase or review their knowledge of the physical sciences that is needed to be successful in their major’s-level college science classes. The course will also include some out-of-class experimental activities. Topics of mathematics covered will be at the level of Intermediate Algebra. Students will learn algebraic expressions, linear and quadratic equations/inequalities, and basic functions and their graphs. 3 credits


  • Physical Science (11th Edition), Author: Tillery, Bill, Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education, 13 digit ISBN: 9780077862626

Instructor: Dr. Ganga Fernando

Prerequisites: Corequisite: CHE 121 Introduction to Chemistry Lab

Course Description: 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. 3 credits


  • 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.
  • All assignments will be given through OWL program. Students will be instructed how to sign up for an OWL account. (OWL program comes with e-book access to the required text book.) OWLv2 for Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry 6 Months ISBN: 9781305106734
  • If you are using Cengage unlimited, this book is already included.

Instructor: Dr. Ganga Fernando

Prerequisites: Corequisite: CHE 120 Introduction to Chemistry

Course Description: Introduces chemical laboratory work with experiments to show applications of chemistry to everyday life. Two hours per week. 1 credit

Textbook: with CHE 120

PSY 335: Drugs and Behavior

Instructor: Dr. Amanda Gilchrist

Prerequisites: You will have to successfully complete PSY 101 (General Psychology); if you have not taken this course, please speak to Dr. Gilchrist as soon as possible.

Coarse Description: The goal of this course is to examine how various types of drugs affect the brain and human behavior. We will begin the course by discussing general principles of how drugs are processed by the body, as well as an overview of the nervous system and relevant neurotransmitters.

The course will also cover the psychological and biological effects of various classes of drugs, including alcohol, caffeine, steroids, and environmental neurotoxins. In addition to these topics, mechanisms of drug abuse and addiction will also be discussed. 3 credits


  • Prus, A. (2018). Drugs and the Neuroscience of Behavior: An Introduction to Psychopharmacology (2nd edition). Sage Publications.

Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Verklan

Course Description: This accelerated online course will introduce students to a variety of critical approaches to- and popular representations of- gender. We will consider the ways in which gender influences and is influenced by social differences, social status, and political and economic systems.

We will track the connections between the individual and institutions such as mass media, science, education, and the family. By the end of the semester students should have developed a facility with gender as a key term of analysis and will have a good understanding of the dynamic interactions between gender, race, sexuality, nation, and class.

As an accelerated, online course, students are expected to adhere to the weekly reading schedule, complete all assignments in a timely manner, check their email daily for correspondence from the professor (and respond within 24 hours if a response is requested), and ensure that they have a consistent, reliable WiFi connection. Because this is an accelerated course, students must adhere to the course schedule, and do a fair amount of independent work; if you do not think that you can do this, you should consider dropping the course. Additionally, because this is an accelerated course, no late work will be offered or accepted. 3 credits


  • Gender Through the Prism of Difference, Fifth Edition (2015), Author: Maxine Baca Zinn, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Michael A. Messner, and Amy M. Denissen, Publisher: Oxford University Press, 13 digit ISBN: 978-0190200046
  • Additionally, students will need to rent the documentary film, The Hunting Ground for $3.99