Online Courses


Summer 2018

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

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How do I do this?

Enrolling in an online course is relatively easy. Just fill out the registration form and submit it with your course fee(s) by the deadline indicated or register and pay online with a credit card.

Registration deadline is Monday, May 21.

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 $120 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
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BUS 355: Human Resource Management

Instructor: Dr. Tammy Ogren

Dates:  June 4 – July 6. Register by May 21.

Study of principles and practices in major human resource management functions including legal concerns, planning, staffing, training and development, performance management, compensation, health and safety and employee and labor relations. 3 credits; 5 weeks.

Textbook: Fundamentals of Human Resource Management (2016), 12th Edition, eBook. Authors: Decenzo, Robbins & Verhulst. Publisher: Wiley, ISBN-13: 978-1-119-15890-5.

CHE/PHY 102: Fundamentals of Physical Sciences

Instructor: Dr. Ganga Fernando

Dates:  June 4 – July 13. Register by May 21.

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; 6 weeks.

Textbook: Physical Science (2013), 10th Edition. Author: Tillery, Bill. Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education, ISBN: 978-0073513898.

Special comments:

  • This course includes simple experimental activities outside of class.
  • This course is designed for a student who does not have a strong background in chemistry and physics.
  • This course does not meet the requirement for the Cottey College science core curriculum.

INB 345: Export Policies and Procedures

Instructor: Prof. Paula Chelminska

Dates: June 4 – July 13. Register by May 21.

Prerequisites/Co-requisites: Junior standing (possibly sophomores with consent of instructor)

In this course, students will obtain a thorough understanding of the exporting process. It provides knowledge, materials, and information about current tactics and solutions in order to equip students with the necessary skills to manage exports in a company with international operations. Topics 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; 6 weeks. .

Textbook: The Global Entrepreneur: Taking Your Business International (Third edition), Author: James F. Foley, Publisher: Jamric Press, ISBN: 0-9753153-1-5.

Special comments: Term project – export plan

MAT 103: College Algebra

Instructor: Dr. Jorge Dioses

Dates: June 4 – July 27. Register by May 21.

Prerequisites: MAT 101 (Intermediate Algebra) or 2 years of high school math.

This is an introductory course covering fundamental concepts and techniques in algebra as well as applications. Topics include real and complex numbers, algebraic expressions, equations and inequalities, problem solving, coordinate geometry, functions, polynomial and rational functions, and exponential and logarithmic functions. 3 credits, 8 weeks.

Textbook: College Algebra, (8th edition), Authors: Kaufmann and Schwitters. Publisher: Cengage Learning, ISBN-10: 1111990360, ISBN-13: 9781111990367 (The hardcopy of the textbook is optional.)

Homework: WebAssign Access Code is required to complete the homework assignments for this course. Access code can be purchased with or without a hard copy of the textbook at Cottey’s Bookstore or online.

OLS 102: Foundations in Leadership

Instructor: Dr. Carol Clyde

Dates: June 4 – July 13. Register by May 21.

Introduces theoretical and practical understanding of leadership. Assists in defining personal leadership orientation and philosophy, building relationships, initiating change, and empowering others. Emphasis on women’s leadership. 3 credits; 6 weeks.

Textbook: Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice (2014), Author: Peter G. Northouse, Publisher: Sage Publications, ISBN-13: 978-1452259666, ISBN-10: 1452259666

OLS 280: Organizational Leadership and Leading Change

Instructor: Dr. Carol Clyde
Dates: June 4 – July 13. Register by May 21.
Prerequisites: OLS 102: Foundations in Leadership

Whether public, private, nonprofit or governmental; as leaders or followers – every individual is immersed in organizations and the changes that are inherently connected. In this course, students will examine best practices in organizational leadership and how to effectively lead change in a variety of organizations. Understanding organizations’ goals, motivations of their leaders, and the framework in which decisions are made will be evaluated. Students will be introduced to essential terms, concepts and values that guide organizations and the properties necessary for change to occur and be successful. 3 credits; 6 weeks.

Textbook: Reframing organizations: Artistry, choice, and leadership, 6th Ed., Authors: Bolman, L. G., & Deal, T. E. (2017), Publisher: Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, ISBN-13: 978-1119281818 ISBN-10: 1119281814; The influence effect: A new path to power for women leaders, Authors: Heath, K., Flynn, J., Hold, M.D. and D. Faison (2017), Publisher: Oakland, CA: Berrett Koehler, ISBN-10: 1523082763, ISBN-13: 978-1523082766; Our iceberg is melting: Changing and succeeding under any conditions, Authors: Kotter, J. P., & Rathgeber, H. (2016), Publisher: New York: Macmillan, ISBN-10: 0399563911 ISBN-13: 978-0399563911.

POL 121: Introduction to Political Science

Instructor: Dr. Kanji Watanabe
Dates: June 4 – July 27. Register by May 21.

This course is designed to introduce students to issues in contemporary political analysis, human values, and political goals through a comparative study of different political systems. By using different theoretical and philosophical frameworks, we will discuss basic political concepts, terms, and theories. Specifically, this course looks at general questions, such as What is politics?, What is political science?, What is power?, and What is theory? Understanding the basic concepts will help students answer these questions, while building a foundation for the advanced study of politics.3 credits; 8 weeks.

Suggested Textbook: Power and Choice: An Introduction to Political Science , Author: W. Phillips Shively, Publisher: McGraw Hill, ISBN-13:9780073379036; Beyond Sovereignty: Issues for a Global Agenda, Author: Maryann Cusimano Love, Publisher: Thomson: Wadsworth, ISBN-13:9780495793236.

THE 101: Introduction to Theatre

Instructor: Mr. Lawrence Alford

Dates: June 4 – July 13. Register by May 21.

This course focuses on the history of theatre from ancient Greece to the twentieth century. The course includes discussion of basic play-writing, directing, acting, and theatre architecture and design. 3 credits; 6 weeks.

Suggested Textbook: Theatre (any edition), Author: Robert Cohen, Publisher: McGraw-Hill, ISBN-13: 978-0073514222 ISBN-10: 0073514225.