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Summer Term

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Engage in new challenges, broaden your academic studies, stay on pace for graduation, and prepare for your career. Knox College's Summer Term is an opportunity for students from other institutions, continuing education students, and high-achieving high school students to enroll in courses taught by Knox’s nationally recognized faculty. (If you are a current Knox student, please refer to this page.)

Summer Term is a single, 3.5-week session that will run from Wednesday, June 8, to Friday, July 1 . Each regular course earns 1.0 Knox credit, the equivalent of 3.3 semester hours. Some courses earn 0.5 credits (1.6 semester hours). Students may register for a maximum of 1.5 Knox credits.

Summer Course Schedule

All courses are on campus and in person. Courses are worth 1.0 Knox credit unless noted otherwise. 

  • Instructor: Weihong Du
    Time: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Knox Credits: 1.0

    Course Description: A theoretical survey of historical and contemporary relations between the Western world and the East, specifically China. Interdisciplinary in approach, this class investigates cultural interactions and classic Asian Studies theory through comparative analysis of diverse media, including: short stories, film, non-fiction, pop culture, and art forms. Topics such as colonialism, diaspora, appropriation of the Other, and trans-nationalism are also part of our focus.

    Prerequisites / Additional details: May be suitable for high-achieving high school students. 

  • Instructor: Jeff Gomer
    Time:  Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Knox Credits: 1.0

    Course Description: Fundamental principles, techniques and functions of accounting. An introduction to the basic financial statements and their interpretation.

    Prerequisites / Additional details: Sophomore standing or permission of the instructor. May be suitable for high-achieving high school students.

  • Instructor: Kelly Wallenfelsz
    Time:  Tuesday, Thursday 1:00-4:00 PM
    Knox Credits: 0.5

    Course Description: Life and learning skills instruction for all but especially students interested in enhancing their academic achievement. Topics include metacognitive learning strategies, study skills, academic goal setting, and campus resource utilization. Students will have guided opportunities to explore and reflect upon their current learning practices, study holistic learning practices, and enact new ways of learning to promote academic and personal success. 

    Prerequisites / Additional details: May be suitable for high-achieving high school students. S/U grading only.

  • Instructors: Deana Nichols
    Time:  Monday-Friday 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    Knox Credits: 1.0

    Course Description: This course will explore plays by both canonical and contemporary Latinx playwrights. We will examine the development of Latinx theatre throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. Finally, we will investigate the unique opportunities inherent in theatre to stage marginalized perspectives, to question the supposed givens of ethnic identity in today's society.

    Prerequisites / Additional details: May be suitable for high-achieving high school students.  

  • Instructor: Paul Marasa
    Time: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Knox Credits: 1.0

    Course Description: The term "magic realism" was coined by art critic Franz Roh in 1925 to describe paintings that react against the distortions of expressionism by producing realistic works that, as Roh states, "approach the ultimate enigmas and harmonies of existence" in order to convey "the calm admiration of the magic of being." Soon after, writers in South and Central America produced the more familiar "magical realism," which presents a hybrid world in which the real and the unreal cohabit. This course examines both these trends as incorporated in cinema, from the "deadpan" silent comedy of Buster Keaton to the fantasy/genre films of Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), from the shadowy netherworld of film noir to the alternate realities of Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), in an effort to understand cinema's sometimes-overlooked role in the development and continuing popularity of magic(al) realism.

    Prerequisites / Additional details: May be suitable for high-achieving high school students. 

  • Instructor: Ole Forsberg
    Time: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Knox Credits: 1.0

    Course Description: An introduction to the history and concepts of elementary mathematics. Topics may include: properties of number systems, geometry, analytic geometry, mathematical modeling, and probability and statistics. Designed for non-majors.

    Prerequisites / Additional details: Not suitable for high school students.

  • Instructor: Andy Civettini
    Time:  Tuesday, Thursday 1:00-4:00 PM
    Knox Credits: 0.5

    Course Description: This course examines the role of anger in American politics. It begins with a consideration of the effects of anger generally on decision-making, memory, attitudes, and behavior. The majority of the course is then dedicated to the analysis of the ways in which anger affects American politics, including voting, campaigns, protests, public policy preferences, public opinion formation and persuasion.

    Prerequisites / Additional details: May be suitable for high-achieving high school students. 

  • Instructor: Andy Civettini
    Time:  Monday-Friday 10:40 AM-12:00 PM; Monday, Wednesday 1:00-4:00 PM
    Knox Credits: 1.0

    Course Description: A study of the acquisition, presentation, analysis, and interpretation of data. Topics include: descriptive statistics and statistical graphics, experiments vs. observational studies, elementary probability, random variables and distributions, sampling distributions of statistics, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing for means and proportions, correlation, linear regression, and an introduction to ANOVA.

    Prerequisites / Additional details: Sophomore standing and satisfaction of the mathematics proficiency requirement. May be suitable for high-achieving high school students. 

Registration

The registration period for Summer Term 2022 runs through May 7. A late registration period will run from May 8 until June 8, but course options will be limited.  

To register, please complete this form by May 7.

Note: Knox may cancel courses for which there is not sufficient enrollment by the end of the initial registration period. 

Room and Board

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, housing is available only to degree-seeking Knox students in 2022.

Tuition

Tuition for undergraduate students from other institutions:

  • $1600 per 1.0 Knox credit (3.3 semester hours)
  • $800 per 0.5 credit (1.6 semester hours)

Tuition for non-degree-seeking continuing education students, high school students, and auditors:    

  • $800 per credit

ACM TREP or Tuition Exchange (TE) programs do not apply to Summer Term courses.

Students enrolling in the Summer Term will receive a billing statement one week after the April 15 enrollment deadline. Payment for the Summer Term is due May 20. Monthly payment plans are not available. Please note that late payments may result in a $50 late payment fee. Read about our tuition refund policy.

Resources

The following resources are available to students taking courses during summer term:

  • In keeping with its earliest commitment to access to all qualified students, Knox College promotes the full inclusion of students with disabilities. Learn more about academic accommodations and disability services available to students.
  • College library resources are available to all registered students. The library will post hours of operation during summer term.
  • All enrolled students receive online course material access, library, and information resources, and access to the Knox wireless network. 
  • Athletic and recreational facilities are available according to the regular summer schedule published by the Athletics Department.
  • Health and counseling services will be available on a limited basis.

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