Summer Term

For the summer of 2022, Illinois Wesleyan is again offering a Summer Term. All of the courses can be taken online and a few are HyFlex, which gives students the added option of being able to attend in-person.

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. 

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Summer Session I (June)

Classes meet Monday - Thursday
First day of classes: Tuesday, May 31
Last day to add/drop Summer I course: Tuesday, May 31 (must drop by this day to get a refund)
Last day to withdraw from Summer Session I course: Thursday, June 2 (no refund)
Final Exams: Tuesday, June 28
Final Grades Due for Summer Session I: Thursday, June 30 (12:00 noon)

 

Summer Session II (July)

Classes meet Monday - Thursday
Independence Day Holiday, University Closed: Monday & Tuesday, July 4 & 5
Summer Session II Begins: Wednesday, July 6
Last day to add/drop Summer II course: Wednesday, July 6 (must drop by this day to get a refund)
Last day to withdraw from Summer Session II course: Monday, July 11 (no refund)
Final Exams - Wednesday, August 3
Final Grades Due for Summer Session II - Friday, August 5 (12:00 noon)

 

Summer Session III (7 weeks, June + July)

7 Week Summer Session Begins: Monday, June 6
Last day to add/drop Summer Session III course: Thursday, June 9
Last day to withdraw from Summer Session III course: Thursday, June 30
Independence Day Holiday, University Closed: Monday & Tuesday, July 4 & 5
Final Exams: Wednesday, July 27th & Thursday, July 28
Final Grades Due for Summer Session III - Friday, August 5 (12:00 noon)

 

Session I Courses 

ANTH/MUS 245/345: World Music

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

Course Description: This course explores how the social production of gender has interacted  with music in select societies around the world and over time. Under  study is the social life of music and the ways in which gender ideology  has impacted how, why, and by whom music is made. Case studies consider  the gendered nature of musical production, interpretation, and  transformation. By tracing changing ideas about the role of women in  society and how those ideas have influenced music and vice versa, the  intellectual traditions that shape and are shaped by music are better  understood. 

Fulfills IWU General Education Requirements: Intellectual Traditions and Encountering Global Diversity

ENGL 132: The Healing Art

Instructor: Anna Scanlon
Mode: Online
Time: Monday - Thursday 1:00-4:00

Course Description: In this course, students consider the techniques that writers and fillmakers use to explore the complexities of illness. This course asks: how do writers use figurative language, shifts in perspective, and filmic techniques to negotiate questions about the body? Readings and viewing include contemporary poems, short stories, essays, and films. Offered occasionally.

Fulfills IWU General Education Requirement: Literature

MATH 110: Finite Mathematics

Instructor: Dan Roberts
Mode: Online
Time: Monday - Thursday 9:00-12:00

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 Requirement: Formal Reasoning

MATH 110: Finite Mathematics

Instructor: Zahia Drici
Mode: Online
Time: Monday - Thursday 9:00-12:00

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 Requirement: Formal Reasoning

PHYS 101: General Physics

Instructor: Narendra Jaggi
Mode: Online (synchronous over Zoom)
Time: Monday-Thursday 9:00-12:00 and Monday and Thursday 1:00-3:00

General Physics (1.25) (PSL) A two-semester sequence in general physics (not intended for pre-engineering students, or students planning to become chemists or physicists). Topics include a survey of: vector methods, conservation laws, classical mechanics, gravitation, optics, sound, heat, electricity, magnetism and elementary quantum physics. Prerequisite: Skill in algebraic manipulation; Physics 101 for 102. Offered annually.

Fulfills IWU General Education Requirement: Physical Science Lab

PHYS 105: Physics I

Instructor: Narendra Jaggi
Mode: Online (synchronous over Zoom)
Time: Monday - Thursday 9:00-12:00 and Monday & Thursday 1:00-3:00

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. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in the calculus sequence, or consent. 

Fulfills IWU General Education Requirement: Physical Science Lab

PSCI 270 Civil: Rights and Social Justice

Instructor: Tari Renner
Mode: HyFlex
Time: Monday - Thursday 9:00-12:00

Fulfills IWU General Education Requirement: Analysis of Values

SPAN  101: Elementary Spanish I

Instructor: Carmela Ferradans and co-instructor
Mode: Online
Time: Monday - Thursday 9:00-12:00

Course Description: An introduction to the 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.

SPAN  102: Elementary Spanish II

Instructor: Jackie Frisvold and co-instructor
Mode: Online
Time: Monday - Thursday 6:00-9:00

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: SPAN 101 or equivalent. 

THEA 271: Staging Faith: Religion and Spiritualism in Early 20th Century American Theatre

Instructor: Michelle Gibbs
Mode: Online
Time: Monday - Thursday 1:00-4:00

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

 

Session II Courses

ART 240: Digital Photography

Instructor: Joshua Lowe
Mode: Online
Time: Monday - Thursday 1:00-4:00

Course Description: Explores the conceptual, creative and technical processes of the medium. The course includes demonstrations of technological best practices, from image capture to print, including web publishing. Each student will create a portfolio of digital images through studio work.

Fulfills IWU General Education Requirement: The Arts

MATH  176: Calculus I

Instructor: Dan Roberts
Mode: Online
Time: Monday - Thursday 9:00-12:00

Course Description: Careful study of the real number system, sequential limits of functions from R n to R, definition of the derivative, and derivative rules and applications. Students will learn the basics of proving limits, as well as their use. Prerequisite: Two years of high school mathematics including algebra, trigonometry, and pre-calculus.

Fulfills IWU General Education Requirement: Formal Reasoning

PHYS 102: General Physics

Instructor: Narendra Jaggi
Mode: Online (synchronous over Zoom)
Time: Monday-Thursday 9:00-12:00 and Monday and Thursday 1:00-3:00

General Physics (1.25) (PSL) A two-semester sequence in general physics (not intended for pre-engineering students, or students planning to become chemists or physicists). Topics include a survey of: vector methods, conservation laws, classical mechanics, gravitation, optics, sound, heat, electricity, magnetism and elementary quantum physics. Prerequisite: Skill in algebraic manipulation; Physics 101 for 102. Offered annually.

Fulfills IWU General Education Requirement: Physical Science Lab

PHYS 106: Physics II

Instructor: Narendra Jaggi
Mode: Online (synchronous over Zoom)
Time: Monday - Thursday 9:00-12:00; Monday and Thursday 1:00-3:00

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. Prerequisites: PHYS 105, concurrent enrollment in calculus II or consent. 

Fulfills IWU General Education Requirement: Physical Science Issues

PSCI 281: American Social Policy

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

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 and Encountering U.S. Diversity

PSYC 380: Sports and Exercise Psychology

Instructor: Jason Themanson
Mode: Online
Time: Monday -  Thursday 9:00-Noon

Course Description: 

SPAN  102: Elementary Spanish II

Instructor: Jackie Frisvold and co-instructor
Mode: Online
Time: Monday -  Thursday 6:00-9:00

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: SPAN 101 or equivalent. 

 

Session III Courses (June + July)

CS/DS 125: Introduction to Computer and Data Sciences

Instructor: Brad Sheese
Mode: Online
Time: Monday - Thursday 9:00-10:15

Course Description: Computer science, broadly, studies how to solve problems using computers.  Data science is a related field that focuses on acquiring, cleaning, and exploring data, via visualization and statistical analysis, to aid decision making. This course introduces the fundamental skill of computer science, programming, using data science examples and applications.  No prerequisites.

Fulfills IWU General Education Requirement: Formal Reasoning

All Students Welcome

If you are a current IWU student, you may enroll for Summer using the same PIN that you used to enroll for Spring and May.

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 $1,228 per unit.

 

Auditing Courses

Select IWU Summer courses are open to non-credit-seeking auditors for an auditing fee of $307.

 

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. 
  • 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 $307. 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