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Summer Term 2021


Office of Academic Affairs

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Galesburg, IL 61401


Fax: 309-341-7166


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Knox College is pleased to announce the launch of Summer Term. Summer Term offers the opportunity for current Knox students, students from other institutions, continuing education students, and high-achieving high school students to enroll in courses taught by Knox’s nationally recognized faculty. Summer Term is a chance to engage in new challenges, broaden your academic studies, stay on pace for graduation, and prepare for your career.

Summer Term is a single, 3.5-week session. In 2021, this session will run from Wednesday, June 9 to Friday July 2. Each regular course earns 1.0 Knox credit, the equivalent of 3.3 semester hours. Knox students may also enroll in an independent study or internship course (subject to faculty approval) for 0.5 credits. Students may register for a maximum of 1.5 credits.

Summer Course Schedule | Registration | Summer Term Calendar | Tuition | Room and Board | Scholarship and Financial Aid | Billing and Refunds | On-Campus Employment | Academic Accommodations / Disability Services | Health and Counseling Services | Library | Network / Wireless Access | Use of Athletic Facilities

Summer Course Schedule

All courses meet daily, Monday through Friday.

Mode of Course Delivery Key:
No in-person class meetings or on-campus components are planned.
Hybrid: In-person class meetings or other on-campus components will be included, but remote students can successfully complete the course.
On Campus: Course has in-person and on-campus course components. Remote participation is not possible.

  • Instructor: Weihong Du
    Time: 9:00-11:30 AM
    Knox Credits: 1.0
    Mode: Hybrid

    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.

    Prerequisites / Additional details: May be suitable for high-achieving high school students. Satisfies Power and Inequity (PI) Element #3 and Interpretation of Cultural Products (IC) Element #5. 

  • Instructor: Jeff Gomer
    Time: 1:00-3:30 PM
    Knox Credits: 1.0
    Mode of Delivery: Hybrid

    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.

  • Instructors: Katie Adelsberger and Danielle Fatkin
    Time: 9:00-11:30 AM
    Knox Credits: 1.0
    Mode: On-Campus

    Course Description: This course introduces students to the discipline of archaeology as a way of understanding the past and prepares them to participate in archaeological research. We review finds from a number of sites around the world in order to learn about human history from its origins around 6 million years ago. Further topics include: dating methods; field survey; excavation techniques; archaeological ethics; cultural heritage management; and theories of archaeological interpretation.

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

  • Instructor: Paul Marasa
    Time: 9:00-11:30 AM
    Knox Credits: 1.0
    Mode: Remote

    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. Satisfies Interpretation of Cultural Products (IC) Element #5.

  • Instructor: Ole Forsberg
    Time: 9:00-11:30 AM
    Knox Credits: 1.0
    Mode: Hybrid

    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: 9:00-11:30 AM
    Knox Credits: 1.0
    Mode: Remote

    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. Satisfies Quantitative Reasoning (QR) Element #7.


The initial registration period for Summer Term ended on May 7, 2021. Knox will cancel courses for which there is not sufficient enrollment by the end of the registration period, May 7, and notify students of their enrollments.

A late registration period will run from May 14 until June 9, but course options are limited to those posted above.  

To register for a Summer Term course or make a change to an existing Summer Term course registration, please email the Registrar at

Payment is due by June 1, 2021.

Summer Term Calendar

Summer Term 2021: June 9 to July 2.

Course Meeting Times. Courses meet daily for 2.5 hours.

Morning Session: 9:00-11:30 Monday-Friday

Afternoon Session: 1:00-3:30 PM Monday-Friday

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 - June 29

Last Day to Withdraw from a Course: End of the Fifteenth Day of Classes - June 29

All relevant Knox College Academic Rules and Regulations apply.


For Degree-seeking Knox undergraduates and Undergraduates from other institutions:

$1600 per credit
$800 per 0.5 credit

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. (Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, housing is available only to degree-seeking Knox students in 2021.)

The Gizmo is open 8 AM to 6 PM on Monday-Friday and 11 AM to 6 PM, Saturday-Sunday. 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 20 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 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.

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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