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Summer Term 2024


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Summer Term 2024

Knox College is pleased to announce details for Summer Term 2024.  

Courses and Meeting Schedules 

All times are Central Daylight Time.

Session I Courses: June 12-July 10

  • Instructor: Jonah Rubin and Michal Ran-Rubin
    Mode of Delivery: Online only.
    Class Meeting Schedule: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM-11:30 AM plus asynchronous work.

    Course Description: This class introduces students to a wide range of human societies and cultural forms throughout the world, along with some of the major concepts and methods that anthropologists have used to understand them. Our approach is ethnographic and comparative, with an emphasis on appreciating cultural complexity, understanding the global connections that link one society to another, and most of all, learning to think analytically about other people's lives and our own. Elements: PI; SA.

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

  • Instructor: Emma Burrell
    Mode of Delivery: Online only.
    Class Meeting Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 AM-10:30 AM with asynchronous (flipped) lectures.

    Course Description: Chemistry in Action offers an introductory science class aimed at enhancing mathematical proficiency and problem-solving abilities necessary for future success in General Chemistry. Through the application of quantitative reasoning techniques, students will explore the connection of chemistry with the environment and its practical applications in real-world contexts. Additionally, the course will provide a framework for environmental issues through the lens of chemistry, providing insight into their scientific foundations and implications. Elements: QR.

    Prerequisites/Comments: Suitable for incoming and continuing Knox students. 

  • Instructor: Katie Stewart
    Mode of Delivery: Online only.
    Class Meeting Schedule: Asynchronous. Small group and individual meeting times only.

    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. Elements: QR.

    Prerequisites: Satisfaction of the Mathematics Proficiency requirement

Session II Courses: July 11-August 3

  • Instructor: Weihong Du
    Mode of Delivery: Online only.
    Class Meeting Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM-11:30 AM

    Course Description: This course explores the crucial role that women played in shaping modern Chinese literature. We will make close readings of short stories, autobiographies, novel excerpts, and complete novelettes of mostly female writers, exploring the ideas, themes, and theories that they were exploring while breaking new ground. We will also be dissecting these readings through our own contemporary literary lenses as a means of expanding the students' skills of literary interpretation and criticism that will be a concomitant benefit to the expansion of the students' knowledge of China and both its literary and historical past. Elements: IC; PI.

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

  • Instructor: Scott Harris
    Mode of Delivery: In person on the Knox campus.
    Class Meeting Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00 AM - 12 noon, 1:00 - 3:30 PM

    Course Description: Comparative study of the three major monotheistic traditions in the West: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Selections from the classical texts of each tradition are studied, as well as the ways in which those texts have been interpreted through law, theology, and ritual practice. Elements: SA; PI.

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

  • Instructor: Paul Marasa
    Mode of Delivery: In person on the Knox campus.
    Class Meeting Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM-12 noon

    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/Comments: May be suitable for high-achieving high school students. 


  • The initial, first-choice registration period for Summer Term: March 27 - May 3, 2024. 
  • A late registration period runs from May 10 - June 12 for courses that have availability.  
  • Current Knox students: Please complete the Summer Term Course Preference Form. (See also, "Student Forms" on the Registrar's page.)
  • Knox students should consult with academic advisors during the Advising / Pre-Enrollment Period.
  • Non-Knox students: To register, please begin by completing a Summer Term Course Preference Form
  • To register for a Summer Term course, please submit your completed form to the Registrar at
  • Note: Knox may cancel courses for which there is not sufficient enrollment by the end of the initial registration period.
  • Payment is due by May 31, 2024.

Summer Term Calendar

  • Summer Term 2024:
    • Session 1: June 12 to July 10. Wednesday, June 19 is a College holiday; no class meetings. The College will not hold classes on July 4-5 in honor of Independence Day.
    • Session 2: July 11 to August 3.
  • Course Meeting Times. Courses meet according to their individual daily schedules. Please see the course descriptions above.
  • 1.0-credit Courses: Generally meet during the time periods of Monday-Friday mornings and Monday, Wednesday, Friday afternoons
  • 0.5-credit Courses: Meet Tuesday, Thursday afternoons.
  • Last Day to Add/Drop a Course: End of the Second Day of Classes
  • Last Day to Elect S/U Grading: End of the Fifteenth Day of Classes
  • Last Day to Withdraw from a Course: End of the Fifteenth Day of Classes
  • All relevant Knox College Academic Rules and Regulations apply.


  • For Degree-seeking Knox undergraduates and Undergraduates from other institutions:
  • $1600 per 1.0 Knox credit (3.3 semester hours)
    $800 per 0.5 credit (1.6 semester hours)
  • Knox College first- and second-year students who are behind on credits, Non-degree-seeking continuing education students, high school students, and auditors:    
  • $800 per credit
  • First-year Knox students with fewer than 9 credits, and second-year students with fewer than 18 credits may take a single summer term course for $800. To qualify for this discounted tuition, first-year students must have been registered for three terms and have completed fewer than 9 credits including transfer, AP, and IB credits. Second-year students must have been registered for six terms and have completed fewer than 18 credits including transfer, AP, and IB credits.
  • This discount does not apply to independent study courses and internships. The discount does not apply to transfer students. Please contact the Associate Dean of the College if you have questions about these policies:

The Knox College Student Handbook and Knox College Honor Code apply to all students.

Room and Board

  • Housing will be available on campus ($268 for the term--single rooms only). Students can apply through the Campus Life Office. 
  • The Gizmo hours will be announced later. The Hard Knox Cafe is not open during summer. 

Scholarships and Financial Aid

  • Students enrolling in the Summer Term are ineligible for Knox College Scholarships and Knox Grant awards. Knox students may receive Title IV Federal Aid; non-Knox students would not be eligible. Students must be enrolled in at least 1.5 credit hours to be eligible for federal loans and at least 1.0 credit to be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant. The amount of aid is determined based on the remaining eligibility for the current academic year. Students should communicate with the Office of Student Financial Services regarding their eligibility for Title IV Federal Aid.
  • The following Title IV refund schedule will be applied to the Summer Term:
Return to Title IV Refund Policy
If withdrawal occurs... … before 60% of the term is completed ...after 60%-100% of the term is completed
Knox will collect % of Title IV Aid equivalent to % of term completed 100% of the Title IV Aid
Title IV refund will be % of Title IV Aid equivalent to % of term that was NOT completed $0
  • ACM TREP or Tuition Exchange (TE) programs do not apply to Summer term courses. Knox employees and tuition benefit-eligible dependents can enroll in summer courses tuition free as long as the course already has sufficient enrollment to meet the minimum requirements.

Billing and Refunds

  • Students enrolling in the Summer Term will receive a billing statement one week after pre-enrollment for the Summer Term. Payment for the Summer Term is due May 31 and monthly payment plans are not available. Please note that late payments may result in a $50 late payment fee.
  • The following refund schedule will be applied to the Summer Term:
Tuition Refund Policy
If withdrawal occurs... … before 10% of the term is completed ...after 10%-100% of the term is completed
You will be charged $0 100% of the term’s tuition
Tuition refunded will be 100% of term’s tuition $0
  • Billing Statements will be available on May 8 and June 8 through the CASHNet payment system.

On-Campus Employment

  • A limited number of on-campus jobs are available each summer, mostly in the area of Facility Services. Please check Handshake for availability.

Academic Accommodations / Disability Support Services

  • In keeping with its earliest commitment to access to all qualified students, Knox College promotes the full inclusion of students with disabilities because that inclusion adds depth and value to the educational experience for all of its students. For students with documented disabilities, it is the goal of the College to provide an environment encouraging full participation in and equal access to its programs and services through the provision of reasonable accommodations. Reasonable accommodations are provided within the framework of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. 
  • Requests for Accommodations: Students requesting accommodations are directed to the Office of Disability Services, whose professional staff will document the nature of the disability, determine the ways in which it impedes access to the educational experience, and coordinate an appropriate modification or adjustment to ensure access. Anyone seeking additional information about disability support services at Knox College should contact Stephanie Grimes.

Health and Counseling Services

  • These services will be available on a limited basis.


  • College library resources are available to all registered students. The library will post hours of operation during summer term. Due to anticipated construction projects in Seymour Library, it may be closed unexpectedly to all users for periods during the summer. Library services will be provided in alternative ways during such closures. 

Network / Wireless Access

  • All enrolled students receive online course material access, library, and information resources, and access to the Knox wireless network. 

Use of Athletic Facilities

  • Athletic and recreational facilities are available according to the regular summer schedule published by the Athletics Department.
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