Shimer College

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City Colleges of Chicago (CCC)

Students with 60 or more credits may transfer in courses toward the Shimer College Bachelor of Science degree that count for Shimer College’s lower-level (1- and 2-level) Core courses, except for Integrative Studies 2.  Shimer College’s lower-level Core Courses are five-credit courses.  Typically, this means that 2 3-credit City College of Chicago courses that count for the Core Courses designated below will be equivalent to one Shimer Core Course, and the remaining credit will be a lower-level elective credit in the Humanities, Natural Sciences, or Social Sciences as appropriate. Special Topics Courses and Independent Studies courses may be accepted for Shimer credit. 

The CCC courses eligible to transfer in as Shimer Core Course Equivalences are listed below:

 

HUMANITIES ONE: ART AND MUSIC: two 3-credit courses; one in Art and one in Music. 

One course from the following list: Art 103; Fine Arts 105, 107, 108; Humanities 123.  

One course from the following list: Music 101, 102, 103, 221, 223, 224. 

 

HUMANITIES TWO: POETRY, DRAMA, AND FICTION: one 3-credit course in Composition and one 3-credit course in Literature.  Two 3-credit literature courses may be accepted if there is a substantial writing component in at least one of them. 

One composition course from the following list: English 101, 102, 201; Humanities 203.

One course in literature from the following list: Humanities 205, 206; Literature 110, 111, 112, 113, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 131, 132, 133, 137, 150, 153, 211 220, 221, 223.

 

INTEGRATIVE STUDIES TWO: FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS AND LOGIC: No equivalence.

 

NATURAL SCIENCES ONE: LAWS AND MODELS IN CHEMISTRY: two 3-credit courses in Chemistry. 

Two courses from the following list: Chemistry: 121, 201, 203, 204, 205, 207-1, 212, 217; History 252.

 

NATURAL SCIENCES TWO: EVOLUTION, GENETICS, AND ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: two 3-credit courses in biology. 

Two courses from the following list: Anthropology 201; Biology 101, 102, 103, 109, 114, 115, 116, 121, 122, 209, 226, 227, 236, 241-1 or 241-2, 242-1 or 242-2, 250, 251, 252, 253; Botany 201; Microbiology 233; Zoology 211; History 252.

 

SOCIAL SCIENCES ONE: SOCIETY, CULTURE AND PERSONALITY:  two 3-credit courses in the social sciences: at least one must be introductory; the other must be from a different department.  You must therefore choose one of the following introductory courses: Anthropology 202; Psychology 201; Sociology 201.  There are three pathways to transfer to Shimer College with credit for Social Sciences One.

Pathway One: Take ANTHRO 202.

THEN choose one course from the following list: Child Development 101-1,102;  Psychology 201, 203, 207, 209, 211, 213, 214, 215, 222, 223, 224; Sociology 201, 202, 203, 205, 207, 209, 211, 225, 241, 280.

Pathway Two: Take PSYCH 201

THEN choose one course from the following: Anthropology 202, 210; Sociology 201, 202, 203, 205, 207, 209, 211, 225, 241, 280.

Pathway Three: Take SOC 201

THEN choose one course from the following: Anthropology 202, 210; Child Development 101, 102; Psychology 201; 203, 207, 209, 211, 213, 214, 215, 222, 223, 224.

 

SOCIAL SCIENCES TWO: THE WESTERN POLITICAL TRADITION: two courses in classical political theory and American politics.

Two courses from the following list, one of which must be a Political Science course: Philosophy 110; Political Science 200, 201, 202, 203, 211; History 111, 112, 114, 115, 118.