Cottey Online Program
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 5th. Registration Form
• Registration deadline is May 26th.
• 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
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.
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
• 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
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).
Summer Courses Cost Breakdown
|BIO 115A: Human Nutrition||3||$375|
|BIO 330A: Introduction to Virology||3||$375|
|CHE 102A: Fundamentals of Physical Sciences||3||$375|
|CHE 120A: Introduction to Chemistry||3||$375 ($500 w/Lab)|
|CHE 121A: Introduction to Chemistry Lab||1||$125 ($500 w/Course)|
|INB 345A: Export Policies & Procedures||3||$375|
|MAT 110A: College Algebra||3||$375|
|PSY 295A: Positive Psychology||2||$250|
|THE 310A: Dramatic Literature||3||$375|
|WGS 105A: Intro to Women, Gender & Sexuality||3||$375|
Schedule of Deadlines
|Full payment Due for Class||Friday, May 26th (or ½ due Fri., by May 26th, 2nd ½ due by Mon., June 12th)|
|Classes Start||Monday, June 5th|
|Last Day to Drop without a W||Monday, June 12th: (Friday, May 26th – Monday, June 12th 50% refund)|
|Last Day to Drop with a W||Wednesday, July 5th: (Tuesday, June 13th – Wednesday, July 5th No Refund)|
|Last Day of Class||Friday, July 14th|
All classes will be held June 5th – July 14th
BIO 115: Human Nutrition
Instructor: Dr. Goutam Sarker
This course provides an introduction to the science of nutrition: basic structure and function
involved in the ingestion, digestion, absorption, and metabolism of nutrients. 3 credits
Textbook: Human Nutrition: 2020 Edition, Author: University of Hawaii at Manoa Food
Science and Human Nutrition Program Publisher: University of Hawaii at Manoa
BIO 330: INTRODUCTION TO VIROLOGY
Instructor: Dr. Manjira Kumar
Prerequisite: BIO 301 Molecular Biology with lab
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 Author: N.J. Dimmock, A.J.
Easton, and K.N. Leppard, Publisher: WILEY Blackwell, 13-digit ISBN: 978-1-119-97810-7
CHE 102: FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES (CHE/PHY 102)
Instructor: Dr. Ganga Fernando
Dates: June 5 – July 14
This course is an overview of the physical sciences needed for college courses in chemistry and
physics. Topics include the scientific method, measurements, momentum, matter and energy,
electricity and magnetism, waves, the atom, chemical bonds, stoichiometry, solution chemistry,
chemical and nuclear reactions, and basic mathematics. 3 credits
Textbook: Physical Science (11th Edition), Author: Tillery, Bill, Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Education, 13 digit ISBN: 9780077862626
CHE 120: INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY
Instructor: Dr. Ganga Fernando
Prerequisites: Corequisite: CHE 121 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: OWLv2 for Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry 6 Months, 13-digit
CHE 121: INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY LAB
Instructor: Dr. Ganga Fernando
Prerequisites: Corequisite: CHE 120 Introduction to Chemistry
Introduces chemical laboratory work with experiments to show applications of chemistry to
everyday life. Two hours per week. 1 credit
Textbook: with CHE 120
INB 345: EXPORT POLICIES & PROCEDURES
Instructor: Professor Paula Chelminska
Prerequisites: Junior Standing
Students will obtain a thorough understanding of the exporting process. It provides knowledge,
materials, and information about current tactics and solutions to equip students with the
necessary skills to manage exports in a company with international operations. Subjects include
selecting foreign markets, the role of cultural differences, documentation and logistics, forms of
payment, international pricing, channels of distribution, and legal considerations. 3 credits
Textbook: The Global Entrepreneur: Takin Your Business International, Author: James F.
Foley, Publisher: Jamric Press, 13-digit ISBN: 9780975315323
MAT 110: COLLEGE ALGEBRA
Instructor: Dr. Jorge Dioses
Prerequisites: MAT 100 (Intermediate Algebra) or Math Placement test (contact Academic
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,
13 digit ISBN: 9780357454404
PSY 295: POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
Instructor: Dr. Julie Tietz
Prerequisite: 2ND Year Standing
Is the scientific study of the individual characteristics and environmental conditions that allow
human beings to flourish. This course takes an empirical and experiential approach to helping
individuals understand and use course content to enhance their lives. Topics covered include
happiness and well-being, positive emotions and thinking, character strengths and virtues,
motivation and self-control, resilience and post-traumatic growth, and healthy relationships and
institutions. 2 credits
Textbook: The Science and Application of Positive Psychology; Author: Cheavens & Feldman;
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 13 digit ISBN: 9781108609791
THE 310: DRAMATIC LITERATURE
Instructor: Professor, Laura Chaney
Prerequisite: THE 240
This course surveys the world’s dramatic literature by concentrating on text analysis of a
representative sample of plays of varying periods (ancient, classical, modern) and types (tragedy,
comedy, drama). Emphasis is placed on the plays in performance. Field trips to theatrical
productions may be scheduled. 3 credits
Textbook: None, all scripts are available online and I have hard copies that may be checked out.
WGS 105: INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY STUDIES
Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Verklan
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), Author: Maxine Baca
Zinn, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Michael A. Messner, and Amy M. Denissen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 13 digit ISBN: 978-0190200046