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The Knowledge Exchange at Governors State University

• For lifelong learners

• Unique and diverse non-credited courses

• Reasonable price

• Designed for retired and semi-retired learners

• Relaxed and friendly environment

• Encouraging shared learning and the free exchange of opinions and ideas

 

The Fall 2021 session will be taking place during September 17 – November 5 and will be

in-person on campus with some classes virtually via Zoom.

 

On campus Course Fees:

$73.00 per 8-week class

$28.00 per additional 8-week class

 

Reduced Class Fee for Virtual Classroom

$55 per 8-week class


Upcoming Courses On Campus:

    TOPICS IN COLONIAL HISTORY

    CINEMA STUDIES: COMING OF AGE, 21ST CENTURY YOUTH

    THE POETRY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    SUPREME COURT DECISIONS

    TEACHING YOUNGER GENERATIONS ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST

 

Upcoming courses virtually via Zoom:

    ART: BIG IDEAS SIMPLY EXPLAINED/Part III

 

 For more information, please contact Suzanne Patterson at

708.534.4393 or by email at spatterson3@govst.edu.

 

Location 

Governors State University

1 University Parkway

University Park, IL 60484

Lunch break between classes serves as a great time to enjoy lunch with other Exchange students, continue the classroom discussion, share ideas and participate in Lunch and Learn lectures when offered.  The GSU cafeteria is open, seating available.

Questions? Contact Suzanne Patterson at 708.534.4393.

  • Morning Session 10am-12pm

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    The Knowledge Exchange classes meet on Fridays for 8 weeks per session with morning classes from 10a.m.- Noon and afternoon classes from 1-3pm unless otherwise noted.

     

    Topics to look for in upcoming sessions:


     U.S. History

     World History

     Cinema Studies

     Great Decisions (Foreign Policy)

     Music Appreciation 

     Current Events

     Special Expertise

     

     For more information call Suzanne Patterson at 708.534.4393 or spatterson3@govst.edu  

  • Afternoon Session 1-3pm

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    For more information, please contact Suzanne Patterson at 708.534.4393 or spatterson3@govst.edu

  • Events

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    Curriculum Meeting - Free and Open to the Public

     Winter session date TBA.

     Open to all; bring a lunch and get a sneak peek at upcoming session offerings.

     

    Lunch and Learn - Free and Open to the Public

     Winter session date and presenter TBA.

     

    The Knowledge Exchange Refund Policy:

    - A 100% refund will be issued for an advanced notice 5 or more business days before the start of the class.

    - A 100% refund will be issued for classes that are canceled by The Knowledge Exchange.

    - If absent for 3 or more classes during an 8-week class, please notify Suzanne Patterson at 708.534.4393 and fees will be credited to a future session.

    - If an entire 8-week class is missed due to extreme circumstances, pleases notify Suzanne Patterson at 708.534.4393 and a full refund will be issued.


    For more information, please contact Suzanne Patterson at 708.534.4393 or spatterson3@govst.edu