Imagine topping off a term of intense Japanese language instruction with a trip to Kyoto, or teaching on a Navajo reservation after taking a course in the tribe's history and culture. All this and more can be achieved through Knox's short-term off-campus programs.
Arts in New York
Following a seminar course that focuses on European and New York artists and art movements from the early 20th century to the present, you'll travel to New York to visit galleries and museum collections, present a research project, and attend classes and lectures at the Studio School. When returning to campus, you'll resolve a body of work based on your experiences. -- offered fall term and winter break
With a foundation of classwork in dance terminology, anatomy, and movement vocabulary, you'll travel to Chicago to participate in daily technique classes at a professional dance training studio. You'll also attend four to six dance concerts and visit the city's art and cultural museums. -- contact the Global Studies Center for current offerings
The interdisciplinary European Identities course combines classroom studies with a 17-day trip to Berlin and Instanbul. You'll focus on the ethnic, religious, and cultural diversity of the two cities while exploring neighborhoods, visiting museums, and meeting locals. There are no language requirements, making it a perfect fit if you're interested in history, international politics, or European culture. -- offered winter break
You'll delve into the language, history, and philosophy of Japan during Japan Term, an interdisciplinary program that integrates coursework with a two-week trip to the country during winter break. You'll visit the modern capital of Tokyo and the ancient capital of Kyoto, with side trips to the capital cities of Nara and Kamukura, giving access to every major period in Japanese history. -- offered fall term and winter break
London Arts Alive
This program examines the arts in the social and political context of a major urban center through readings, films, and discussion to establish a theoretical foundation that will be investigated in a three-week trip to London. You'll be immersed in seminars, theatre, opera, music, dance, poetry, visual art, architectural and cultural icons, and historic sites. A major project of either traditional or creative scholarship is completed upon your return. -- offered fall term and winter break
Quick Start Spanish/French/German
This program involves an intensive study of language, history, and culture and culminates in a trip to a Spanish/French/German-speaking locale. Grammar and vocabulary instruction are structured around situations you'll encounter while traveling. Previous trips include travel to Oaxaca, Mexico, and Guatemala. -- contact the Global Studies Center for current offerings
Teaching on the Navajo Reservation
This program begins with the spring term course Culturally Appropriate Teaching-The Dine, which emphasizes Navajo history and culture. The following summer, you'll travel with professors to Rock Point or Flagstaff, Arizona, to teach for two weeks with Navajo teachers and students in reservation elementary schools. You'll also have the chance to visit other parts of the reservation, interact with Navajo parents and grandparents, and participate in select cultural events. -- offered in the summer
Knox's Team X-Ray places second among 15 liberal arts colleges that competed in an intense regional contest involving programming teams from colleges and universities in five states.
Finals and term projects can be more than tests and papers, as Knox College faculty make engaging assignments and exams -- including design your own superhero -- to evaluate student academic achievements.
A Knox College graduate and vice president of development at the Greater Peoria Business Alliance, Jim Lynch is among the young leaders recognized by InterBusiness Issues magazine.