Summer Term

For the summer of 2021, Illinois Wesleyan is again piloting a Summer Term. This year's offerings are significantly expanded relative to last year's and we will be using both a June and July session. Many of the courses will be online and can be taken remotely, but we also have some in-person, HyFlex and hybrid course options for those who would like to study in-person in Bloomington-Normal this summer. At present, 25 summer courses are listed, and it is possible that a few additional courses will be added between now and summer. 

It is possible to take one course in June and one in July; however, due to the condensed nature of the courses, we strongly recommend against attempting two courses in the same session. 

Incoming First Year and Non-IWU Students Application for Summer 2021 

Summer Session I (Classes meet Monday-Thursday)

First day of classes: Tuesday, June 1
Last day to add/drop a Summer I course: Tuesday, June 1 (must drop by this day to get a refund)
Last day to withdraw from a Summer I Session course: Thursday, June 3 (no refund)
Last day of classes: Monday, June 28
Final Examinations: Tuesday, June 29
Final grades due for Summer Session I: Thursday, July 1 (12:00 noon)

 

Summer Session II (Classes meet Monday-Thursday)

First day of classes: Tuesday, July 6
Last day to add/drop a Summer II course: Tuesday, July 6 (must drop by this day to get a refund)
Last day to withdraw from a Summer II course: Thursday, July 8 (no refund)
Last day of classes: Monday, August 2
Final Examinations: Tuesday, August 3
Final grades due for Summer Session II: Friday, August 6 (12:00 noon)

 

Longer Format Courses (These online classes are mostly asynchronous, but meet over Zoom at the designated times.)

First day of classes: Tuesday, June 1
Last day to add/drop a Long Format Course: Friday, June 4 (must drop by this day to get a refund)
Last day to withdraw from a Long Format course: Wednesday, July 14 (no refund)
Last day of classes: Monday, August 2
Final Examinations: Tuesday, August 3
Final grades due for the Long Format Courses: Friday, August 6 (12:00 noon)

 

Session I Courses 

ANTH/ENST 276: Native Americans & the Environment (online)

Instructor: Rebecca Mafazy
Time: Monday-Thursday 1:00-4:00
Mode: Online

Course Description: Examines the values, principles and laws that Native Americans use to conceptualize, define, and organize their relationships with the natural world. Students compare these ideas with their own understanding of the environment in written and oral assignments. Students interact with Native Americans, participate in Native American ceremonies, and spend time outdoors.  

Fulfills IWU General Education Requirements: Analysis of Values (AV) and Encountering U. S. Diversity (U)

ENGL 170: New Views of the Old West (online)

Instructor: James Plath
Time: Monday-Thursday 1:00-4:00
Mode: Online

Course Description: Critical reading and interpretation of literary texts. Encourages close reading as well as oral and written work in articulating understanding. May be repeated for credit if subject matter is not duplicated. 

Fulfills IWU General Education Requirements: Literature (LIT)

FREN 102: Elementary French II (online)

Instructors: Teodora Nikolova and Cristina Almeida
Time: Monday-Thursday 9:00-12:00
Mode: Online

Course Description: A continuation of language skills developed in 101, with exposure to more complicated grammatical concepts as well as cultural issues. Primary emphasis is placed on oral communicative skills and on functioning in real-life situations in a French cultural context. Prerequisite: 101 or equivalent.

MATH 110: Finite Math (online)

Instructor: Dan Roberts
Time: Monday-Thursday 6:00-9:00
Mode: Online

Course Description: Topics to be selected from solving systems of linear equations using Gaussian and Gauss-Jordan Elimination, matrix algebra, linear programming, probability, mathematics of finance, statistics, and Markov chains. Will not count toward the major or minor in mathematics. Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and one year of high school geometry.

Fulfills IWU General Education Requirements: Formal Reasoning (FR)

PHYS 105: Physics I (online)

Instructor: Narendra Jaggi
Time: Monday-Thursday 9:00-12:00
Mode: Online

Course Description: An introductory course designed for physical science and pre-engineering majors. Uncovers the foundation of non-relativistic Newtonian mechanics of a system of particles. Topics include translational, rotational, vibrational and wave-like motions in simple physical and engineering systems. Three hours lecture, two and a half hours lab. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in the calculus sequence, or consent.

Fulfills IWU General Education Requirements: Physical Sciences Lab Course (PSL)

PSYC 322: What Does Fido Know? (online)

Instructor: Ellen Furlong
Time: Monday-Thursday 9:00-12:00
Mode: Online

Course Description: How did dogs become dogs? What do dogs see, hear, and smell? What is your dog telling you when she looks into your eyes? In this course we will explore these questions and more as we explore the psychology of the domestic dog.

Fulfills IWU General Education Requirements: Life Sciences Issues (LSI)

SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish (online)

Instructor: Carmela Ferrad√°ns
Time: Monday-Thursday 9:00-12:00
Mode: Online

Course Description: An introduction to Spanish language and culture that emphasizes the basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Primary emphasis is placed on interpersonal and presentational oral skills and on functioning in real-life situations in a Spanish-language cultural context. Taught in Spanish. 

 

Session II Courses

GRS/REL 210: Greek Myth and the Hero (online)

Instructor: Amy Coles
Time: Monday-Thursday 9:00-12:00
Mode: Online

Course Description: In our society, "myth" is often perceived as "storytelling" that has an element of falsehood built into it. For archaic Greek society, like many traditional societies that operate on ancestral principles, myths are the ultimate way of encoding truth values. Storytelling, therefore, is not just entertainment; it is a set of patterns set up by a specific society that gives the members of that culture a sense of their own identity. In this course we will begin to understand how the storytelling traditions of Greece establish social order and define what it means to be truly civilized.

Fulfills IWU General Education Requirements: Intellectual Traditions (IT)

PHYS 106: Physics II (online)

Instructor: Narendra Jaggi
Time: Monday-Thursday 9:00-12:00
Mode: Online

Course Description: A course for physical science and pre-engineering majors. Topics include electric and magnetic fields, a.c. and d.c. circuits, geometrical optics, wave motion and physical optics. Three hours lecture, two and a half hours lab. Prerequisites: PHYS 105, concurrent enrollment in calculus II or consent.

Fulfills IWU General Education Requirements: Physical Sciences Lab Course (PSL)

PSCI 281: American Social Policy (online)

Instructor: Greg Shaw
Time: Monday-Thursday 1:00-4:00
Mode: Online

Course Description: This course surveys some major social programs in the U.S. Topics include Social Security, welfare, foodstamps, Medicare and Medicaid, housing assistance and homelessness, and affirmative action, among others. Students will examine the trade-off between federal and state roles, and the cultural and economic values the programs involve. 

Fulfills IWU General Education Requirements: Analysis of Values (AV), Encountering U. S. Diversity (U)

PSYC 380: Sports and Exercise Psychology (HyFlex)

Instructor: Jason Themanson
Time: Monday-Thursday 9:00-12:00
Mode: HyFlex

SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II (online)

Instructor: TBA
Time: Monday-Thursday 6:00-9:00
Mode: Online

Course Description: A continuation of basic language skills developed in 101, with exposure to more complicated structural forms as well as cultural issues. Primary emphasis is placed on interpersonal and presentational oral skills and on functioning in real-life situations in a Spanish-language cultural context. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 101 or equivalent. 

 

Long Format Courses

ECON 100: Introduction to Economics

Instructor: Heather Chapman
Mode: Online
Dates: June 1 - August 3
Time: mostly asynchronous, but has required, synchronous Zoom meetings Mondays 11:00-11:50 am

Course Description: Survey of microeconomic and macroeconomic principles. Includes analysis of individual and public sector behavior in product and resource markets and surveys applied areas. Also explores the performance of the entire economy with an emphasis on economic growth, employment and inflation. 

Fulfills IWU General Education Requirements: Contemporary Social Institutions (CSI)

ECON 227: Statistics for Business and Economics

Instructor: Eric Lenz
Mode: Online
Dates: June 1 - August 3
Time: mostly asynchronous, but has synchronous Zoom meetings Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00-7:15 pm.

Course Description: An introduction to the use of statistics. Topics include summary statistics, introductory probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression, and time series analysis. Students may not receive credit toward graduation for both this course (required for the IWU Economics major) and Sociology 227 or Psychology 227. 

Auditing Courses

Select IWU Summer courses are open to non-credit-seeking auditors for an auditing fee of $300.  The courses currently open to auditors include:

  • ANTH/ENST 276
  • GRS/REL 210
  • PHYS 105
  • PHYS 106
  • PSCI 281
  • PSYC 322
  • PSYC 380

Policies for Auditing Summer Courses

  • Auditors attend a class for personal enrichment regarding the subject.
  • Instructors decide based on content and activities whether a summer course is open to auditors. Summer 2021 courses that are open to auditors are identified on the Summer Term web page.
  • Auditors receive no credit and a grade of AU (audit).
  • Auditors need to apply as non-degree-seeking students.  
  • Once the term has begun, auditors cannot change their minds and enroll for credit.
  • Auditors are not obligated to submit assignments or take exams.
  • Instructors are not obligated to provide feedback on work voluntarily undertaken by auditors.
  • Auditors are expected to be attentive guests who follow course etiquette including any attendance policies.  An auditor who does follow course etiquette could, at the discretion of the instructor, be dropped from the course.
  • Auditors follow the instructor's guidance for how to participate in, or refrain from, various course activities.  
  • Auditors avoid behaviors that could disrupt or dominate the experiences of regularly enrolled students.
  • If you are not currently an IWU student and would like to audit a course, you should apply to IWU as a non-degree-seeking student, complete the Audit Authorization form, and submit it to the IWU Registrar by email using registrar@iwu.edu. Auditors will be accepted into courses on a first come first served basis as space permits. Potential auditors will be notified about the availability (or not) of an auditing "seat" no later than the day before the course begins. Individuals who are  accepted as auditors will be charged the $300. While we recognize that waiting to hear about a "seat" is somewhat inconvenient, this policy ensures that students who need the course for credit have first priority. We appreciate your patience.  
  • Current IWU students who wish to audit should complete the Audit Authorization form, and submit it to the IWU Registrar by email using registrar@iwu.edu

 

All Students Welcome

If you are a current IWU student, you may use your fall PIN to register.

If you are not a current IWU student, please quickly complete the summer term application so that we may add you to our enrollment system.

Rising high school juniors and seniors, as well as members of the broader community are able to apply for summer term as a non-degree seeking student. Acceptance into IWU's Summer Term will  not ensure acceptance to Illinois Wesleyan University to complete a degree.  Additionally, if you plan to transfer the summer course you complete at Illinois Wesleyan University to another university, we strongly recommend consulting with your school's registrar's office about transferring credits before you register.

Once admitted, students will receive information from the Registrar with a PIN and instructions on how to register for a specific course.  

Cost

Summer tuition is $1,200 per course.