Cottey College, a private, liberal arts college for women, offers summer online courses. All five 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?
Enrolling in an online course is relatively easy. Just register and pay online with a credit card.
Registration deadline is Tuesday, 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 $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
BUS 355: Human Resource Management
Instructor: Dr. Tammy Ogren
Dates: June 3 – July 5. 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: 978-1-119-03274-8..
CHE/PHY 102: Fundamentals of Physical Sciences
Instructor: Dr. Ganga Fernando
Dates: June 3 – July 13. Register by May 21.
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 (10th Edition). Author: Tillery, Bill. Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education, ISBN: 978-0073513898.
- 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 3 – July 5. Register by May 21.
Prerequisites/Co-requisites: Junior standing
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. 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; 5 weeks. .
Textbook: The Global Entrepreneur: Taking Your Business International (Third edition), Author: James F. Foley, Publisher: Jamric Press, ISBN: 978-0-9753153-1-6; 0-9753153-1-5.
Special comments: Term project – export plan
MAT 103: College Algebra
Instructor: Dr.Wei Cui
Dates: June 3 – July 12. Register by May 21.
Prerequisites: MAT 101 (Intermediate Algebra) or 2 years of high school math.
Equations and inequalities, problem solving, coordinate geometry, graphing techniques, functions, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations. 3 credits, 6 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.)
Special comments: A WebAssign access code is required to complete the homework assignments and exams for this course. An acccess code can be purchased with or without a hard copy of the textbook at Cottey’s Bookstore or online. The price of the code is approximately $120.
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 Organization Leadership. 3 credits; 6 weeks.
Textbook: Leadership for Organizations (2019), Author: David Waldman & Charles A. O′Reilly, Publisher: Sage Publications, ISBN-13: 978-1544332727, ISBN-10: 1544332726