PHO6447 - INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY (H) (3 hrs)
This course provides students with critical thinking skills and analytical
tools, to be applied to questions of knowledge, free will, metaphysics,
ethics, the mind-body problem, and others.
PHO6460 - ETHICS (H) (3 hrs)
This course provides a practical approach to recognizing, understanding,
and solving ethical problems confronting individuals in today’s
society. Basic concepts of applied ethical theories in moral philosophy
and reasoning are examined using critical thinking and responsible decision-making
PHS4511 - PHYSICAL SCIENCE (N) (5 hrs)
A non-technical course intended for students who are majoring in fields
other than science. The application of scientific knowledge to daily
life activities is emphasized by examining the fundamental principles
in physics, chemistry, geology, and astronomy utilizing the scientific
PHS4530 - INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY (N) (5 hrs)
Introduction to Astronomy topics include fundamental concepts (planetary,
stellar, and lunar motion; gravitation; light and telescopes); solar
system 1 (Earth, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars); solar system 2
(Jupiter and satellites, Saturn and satellites, outer planets); stars
(nature of stars, birth, evolution and death of stars, neutron stars,
black holes); universe (galaxies, quasars, blazars, cosmology). Prerequisites:
Basic computer skills, campus, or personal Internet access, and some
Algebra would be helpful.
PHS4545 - INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING (2 hrs)
An introduction to engineering concepts and design. Graphing, problem
solving, metric units, engineering calculations, and computers are
included. Problems involving the basic concepts of engineering science
are considered. Prerequisites: Either MTH4420 College Algebra and MTH4425
Trigonometry with a B average or high school mathematics through Analytic
Geometry and Trigonometry with a B average.
PHS4550 - GENERAL PHYSICS I (N) (5 hrs)
Topics include mechanics—linear motion, rotational motion, force,
work, energy, momentum, and conservation principles; heat-temperature,
ideal gas, heat as a form of energy, first law of thermodynamics, second
law of thermodynamics, and entropy; wave motion-simple harmonic motion,
elasticity, and the wave equation. This class is designed for students
needing five hours of physics without calculus. Prerequisites: MTH4420
College Algebra, high school, or MTH4425 Trigonometry, and basic computer
PHS4551 - GENERAL PHYSICS II (N) (5 hrs)
A continuation of PHS4550 General Physics I. Topics include electricity
and magnetism—electric field, electric potential, current electric
power, magnetic field, and induction; optics—nature of light
and wave optics; modern physics—special relativity, atomic structure,
quantum mechanics and radioactivity. Prerequisite: PHS4550 General
PHS4560 - ENGINEERING PHYSICS I (N) (5 hrs)
This class is designed for students needing five hours of physics with
calculus applications. Topics include mechanics—linear motion,
rotational motion, force, work, energy, momentum, and conservation
principles; heat—temperature, ideal gas, thermodynamic systems,
heat as a form of energy, first law of energy, first law of thermodynamics,
second law of thermodynamics and entropy; wave motion—simple
harmonic motion, elasticity, and the wave equation. Prerequisite: MTH4435
PHS4561 - ENGINEERING PHYSICS II (N) (5 hrs)
A continuation of PHS4560 Engineering Physics I. Topics include: electricity
and magnetism—electric field, electric potential, current, electrical
power, magnetic field, induction, and Maxwell’s equations; optics—nature
of light and wave optics; modern physics—special relativity,
atomic structure, Schrodinger equation, quantum mechanics, and radioactivity.
Prerequisites: MTH4440 Calculus II and PHS4560 Engineering Physics
PHS4570 - STATICS (3 hrs)
The vector study of the composition and resolution
of forces, equilibrium of force systems, friction, gravity, moment
of inertia, and virtual work. Prerequisite: MTH4440 Calculus II and
PHS4560 Engineering Physics I. Back
POL6445 - CURRENT WORLD AFFAIRS (3 hrs)
A study of the most significant events, forces, and trends in national
and international affairs, with emphasis upon fact-finding and interpretations
of current events.
POL6611 - AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT (S) (3 hrs)
A general study of the development, structure, and functions of the
American national government. Topics include an introduction to government,
principles of constitutionalism and federalism, political parties and
political behavior, the Presidency, Congress, the judiciary, and the
federal bureaucracy. Specific emphasis on an analysis of decision-making
in government, public participation, and influence in government and
the study of specific problems concerning the operation of the federal
POL6612 - STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT (S) (3 hrs)
A general study of the development, structure, and function of state,
county, and municipal governments. Within the scope of this course
is a study of the concepts of federalism and constitutionalism, public
participation in government, the legislative, executive, and judiciary
branches of state government, and the structure and functions of local
governments. Of particular importance is the study of specific problems
with which state and local governments must be concerned: finances,
crime, ecological concerns, education, welfare, and housing. Although
this course is general in nature, Kansas government and politics are
POL6613 – CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (3 hrs)
This course examines the history and creation of the United States
Constitution and illustrates how the Constitution continues to affect
America’s current legal procedures. Areas covered in this class
include the structure and content of the Constitution, Bill of Rights,
freedom of speech, and search and seizure. Back
PSY6711 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (S) (3 hrs)
A general introduction to the scientific study of human behavior as
it applies to daily living. The scope of this course includes history,
basic theories, biological bases of behavior, development, cognitive
processes, individual awareness, motivation, emotion, personal adjustment,
and social psychology.
PSY6712 - DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (S) (3 hrs)
A study of individual development from conception through death. This
includes the general areas of biological, physical, cognitive, social,
emotional, and personality development at each stage of life. Prerequisite:
PSY6711 General Psychology.
PSY6716 - PEER EDUCATION CERTIFICATION (1 hr)
The Certified Peer Educator Course is a comprehensive training for
students to empower them with skills to educate, intervene, listen
to, and help their peers make healthy lifestyle choices.
PSY6720 - ORIENTATION TO COLLEGE LIFE (1 hr)
An introduction to the community college experience at Cowley College.
The course includes campus resources (i.e. financial aid), academic
requirements, study skills, time and money management, career/life
planning, assessment and advising, health issues, and job search strategies.
PSY6725 - TOTALLY INTO TIGERS: TNT (1 hr)
This course is for students who have a desire to be involved in promoting
school spirit at Cowley College. All activities in this course are
geared toward successful event planning, personal growth, and teamwork.
A combination of reflective writing, self-evaluation, and team building
activities will be used for assessment purposes.
PSY6730 - COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY (S) (3 hrs)
The objective of the course is to introduce a general understanding
of, and appreciation for, the nature and complexity of the human mind
from the perspective of cognitive psychology. This will include knowledge
about the various phenomena investigated by cognitive psychologists.
PSY6750 - ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (3 hrs)
An introductory study of abnormal behaviors. Emphasis will be on background
and causes; patterns of abnormal behavior; also, modern treatment and
prevention methods. Prerequisite: PSY6711 General Psychology or instructor
REL6430 - COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS (H) (3 hrs)
A survey of the world’s major religious systems, with an emphasis
on the non-Western traditions. Provides the student an opportunity
to develop an understanding of the world’s various religious
texts, beliefs, and practices, to note similarities and differences
among religions, and to develop an appreciation for religious diversity.
REL6432 - SURVEY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT (H) (3 hrs)
An introduction to the history, literature, and culture that gave rise
to the Old Testament from an objective and analytical approach.
REL6434 - SURVEY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT (H) (3 hrs)
An introduction to the history, literature, and culture that gave rise
to the New Testament from an objective and analytical approach.
REL6436 - LIFE AND TEACHING OF CHRIST (H) (3 hrs)
A survey of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ in the context of
culture, history, and literature, from an objective and analytical
SOC6811 - PRINCIPLES OF SOCIOLOGY (S) (3 hrs)
An introductory study to acquaint students with the influence of human
social activity. Sociology studies the processes and patterns of
individual and group interaction by acquainting students with the
development, characteristics, and functioning of human groups, the
relationships between groups, and group influences on individual
behavior. It includes the study of how social relationships are created,
maintained, and changed.
SOC6813 - DRUG AND ALCOHOL AWARENESS AND ABUSE (3 hrs)
This course is designed to expose students to the effects of drugs
and alcohol. The class also will go into a more in-depth study of their
usage, legal aspects, and the rehabilitation for each.
SOC6816 - SOCIAL PROBLEMS (S) (3 hrs)
A study of contemporary social problems in American society. The principal
focus is on persistent social problems of concern to the current college
student rather than the dramatic aspects of natural disasters or catastrophes.
Prerequisite: SOC6811 Principles of Sociology.
SOC6817 - HUMAN SEXUALITY (S) (3 hrs)
A course in human sexuality designed in developing an understanding
of sexuality and contemporary sexual and social issues.
SOC6823 - MARRIAGE AND FAMILY RELATIONS (S) (3 hrs)
A study of social and personal factors of pre-marital behavior and
parent-child interaction. Relationships in courtship, engagement, human
sexuality and the adjustments to these, as well as family relationships,
are explored with a functional approach.
SOC6826-6829 - SERVING AND LEARNING: IMPACTING COMMUNITY I-IV (1 hr)
This course is designed to help the student increase their knowledge
concerning community service and the impact students have on the community.
Students will reflect on service done in the community and on concepts
learned in the classroom to enhance their level of citizenship and
commitment to the community through service work. Students must be
ACES (Academic Civic Engagement through Service) scholarship students
to enroll in this class.
SOC6863 - MENTORING FOR SUCCESS (1 hr)
This course provides strategies for students to become more successful
in their personal, professional, and educational life.
SOC6864 - EFFECTIVE JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES (1 hr)
This course is designed to provide students with practical tools and
techniques used to plan and implement an effective job search. Students
will have opportunity to assess their marketability through various
exercises. The goal is to help the student develop the confidence to
direct his/her own job search plan.
SOC6865 - FINDING YOUR FUTURE I (1 hr)
This course will expose students to several options for discovering
careers for their future. Several assessments and many hands-on activities
designed to aid students in goal setting will be used throughout the
SOC6866 - CAREER DISCOVERY (3 hrs)
This course will enable students to assume a more active role in their
academic and career planning process. Self-discovery activities will
be combined with the utilization of career research tools to enable
students to navigate career decisions and resources. Back
THE2730 - THEATRE APPRECIATION (H) (3 hrs)
The goal of this course is to create an interest in and appreciation
of the exciting world of theatre. No theatre background is necessary
and the students are not required to perform. Units of study include
theatre history, acting as a profession, the Greek, Roman and Shakespeare
influences, as well as the technical and backstage aspect of theatre.
Attendance and evaluation of a live theatre performance is a requirement
for successfully completing the class. Emphasis is placed on appreciation
of theatre as a collaborative art and will fulfill three hours of
humanities credit towards graduation.
THE2735 - ACTING (3 hrs)
This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of the
fundamental skills and techniques involved in acting. Major emphasis
is placed on the development of one’s individual acting tools.
Students will work on training the imagination, the body, and voice
through exercises, and developing acting skills through performed
THE2742 - STAGECRAFT (3 hrs)
This course is designed to prepare the student with problems and practice
in the designing, construction, and handling of scenery, costumes,
make-up, lighting, and properties. Class work will involve lecture,
practical laboratory technical work in college productions, and examinations.
THE2743-2746 - THEATRE PRACTICUM (1 hr)
This course earns one hour of college credit for students who participate
in, or do support work for a major college theatrical production. Prerequisite:
For students who participate in a major college theatrical production
either as an actor, actress, or as a technician. Back
CWB1830 - CWB1833 WEB SITE PRODUCTION I-IV (2 hrs)
Through projects and activities, this course provides practical training
in the creation, production, and maintenance of the college’s
Web site. Activities may include collecting information, proofing,
and editing, developing content, taking photographs, creating Web
pages, creating computer-generated graphics, and writing code. Students
will progress through the various stages of Web site development
from preparation and design to implementation and maintenance. Prerequisite:
Some Web experience or instructor approval.
CWB1835 - BEGINNING WEB DESIGN (3 hrs)
This course will introduce students to basic hypertext mark-up language
(HTML). Building on the basic HTML fundamentals, the course includes
completion of this course, the student will be able to set up a Web
site or modify one already developed; and create and modify Web pages
that include the above features. Prerequisite: CAP1516 Computer Applications
or CAP1517 Advanced Computer Applications.
CWB1837 - DREAMWEAVER (3 hrs)
This course is designed to introduce the fundamentals of Web page authoring
using Adobe Dreamweaver CS4. Emphasis is on developing an understanding
of how to plan, design, create, modify, and publish a Web site. Students
will create their own Web site throughout the course of the semester.
CWB1838 - CASCADING STYLE SHEETS (3 hrs)
This course will take an in-depth look at Cascading Styles Sheets (CSS)
and their interaction with traditional HTML. Students will examine
theoretical concepts that make CSS unique. This course will also adopt
a practical hands-on approach when examining the technology. Along
with examination of CSS coding, this course will explore the advancement
of Web page design, as well as browser support and compatibility. Prerequisite:
CWB1835 Beginning Web Design or CWB1837 Dreamweaver.
CWB1840 - E-COMMERCE (3 hrs)
This course covers both business and technological aspects of electrical
commerce. A business case approach is used to engage the student in
hands on exercises to gain an understanding of electronic commerce.
CWB1843 - WEB PROJECT MANAGEMENT (3 hrs)
Learn to manage Web projects that apply to all design and redesign
projects, from the simple to complex.
CWB1846 - WEB MULTIMEDIA AND ANIMATION (3 hrs)
This course covers various multimedia including how to create and incorporate
Adobe Flash, audio, video, and animation into a Web site. Prerequisite:
Completion of three classes of Web Design coursework.
CWB1848 - WEB SITE PORTFOLIO (1 hr)
Students will evaluate, improve, and select work covering various areas
of Web site production for an electronic portfolio. Students will develop
interviewing and presentation skills to aid in job placement. Prerequisite:
Four (4) credit hours of design coursework.
CWB1849 - WEB PROGRAMMING (3 hrs)
This course will provide the student with skills that are highly in
demand by learning to build dynamic, data-driven Web sites using two
of the most popular open source technologies available: PHP and MySQL.
Students will learn essential programming concepts by designing and
building a full-featured Web site powered by PHP and MySQL. Prerequisites:
CWB1835 Beginning Web Design, a CNP course, and a CIS programming course.
CWB1850 - WEB SITE INTERNSHIP (1 hr)
This course is designed to give the student practical training in areas
outside of working on the college Web site. The student is responsible
for obtaining and maintaining employment for 45 clock hours during
the semester. Prerequisite: Four (4) credit hours of Web Design coursework.
CWB1852 - WEB SERVER ADMINISTRATION (3 hrs)
This course looks at various popular server operating systems and web
server software available today. Also covered will be security, scalability,
and cost of web server software. Prerequisite: Four (4) credit hours
of Web Design.
as conditionals, functions, objects, properties, methods, event handlers,
make Web pages interactive. Prerequisite: CWB1835 Beginning Web Design
or equivalent. Back
WEL3613 - SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING/STRUCTURAL (3 hrs)
Students in this course receive instruction and gain the necessary
skills to produce sound welds on ferrous structural shapes in various
positions. Students will prepare a number of different joint configurations
used in industry. Welds will be made with several different electrodes
using the shielded metal arc welding equipment.
WEL3615 - BASIC WELDING PROCESSES (3 hrs)
This lecture course is arranged to study the basic practices of various
forms of electric arc and oxy-acetylene cutting and welding. Safety
is emphasized in the use and care of equipment.
WEL3620 - GAS WELDING PROCESSES (3 hrs)
This course is designed to introduce students to oxy-fuel soldering,
brazing, and welding techniques used to manufacture and repair weldments.
Safety precautions and the use and care of equipment are stressed in
this course. This course also serves as an introduction to the gas
tungsten arc welding method because of its similarities.
WEL3622 - GMAW (GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING/STRUCTURAL) (3 hrs)
This course offers the student the knowledge and necessary skills to
produce code quality welds using a variety of wire and gas combinations
common to industry for fabrication purposes.
WEL3623 - GTAW (GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING/STRUCTURAL) (3 hrs)
This course is designed to help the student gain the knowledge and
skill to produce welds on both ferrous and non-ferrous base metals
using the gas tungsten arc welding method.
WEL3632 - SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING/PIPE (3 hrs)
This course offers the student an opportunity to gain the skills required
to produce code quality welds on piping materials. These welds are
expected to pass guided bend tests to detect flaws. Prerequisite:
WEL3613 Shielded Metal Arc Welding/Structural or equivalent.
WEL3633 - GAS METAL ARC WELDING/PIPE (3 hrs)
This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to produce
code quality welds on various diameters of pipe. These welds are to
be produced using the gas metal arc welding process. Welds made with
these procedures will be tested using the guided bend test to detect
flaws. Prerequisite: WEL3622 GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding/Structural)
WEL3635 - ARC WELDING PROCESSES (3 hrs)
This course is designed to expose the student to materials used in
analyzing the equipment needs of specific processes of manufacturing.
This course also deals with welding codes and standards, and cost estimating.
WEL3640 - ADVANCED WELDING PROCESSES (3 hrs)
This course is designed to allow students to gather skills necessary
for repairing equipment, analyzing safety requirements in automated
welding and the study of special welding processes.
WEL3642 - GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING/PIPE (3 hrs)
Students in this course will be expected to pass qualification procedures
in pipe welding using the gas tungsten arc welding process. Welds made
in various positions will be subject to guided bend test or x-ray examination
to detect flaws. Prerequisite: WEL3623 GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding/Structural)
WEL3644 - SPECIAL ALLOY WELDING/INSPECTION (6 hrs)
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to successfully
produce documentation of test specimens and compare that information
to codes and standards to determine component usability. Students are
expected to become proficient in the identification of various common
alloys and apply precautions in selecting correct filler metals for
welding. Students will be introduced to automated shape cutting and
become familiar with working with images, designing shapes and dimensioning,
editing cut paths and cutting parts using plasma arc cutting equipment. Back