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 CCSF 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 CCSF 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 Art: ART 101; ART 102; ART 103; ART 107; ART 108; ART 109; ART 116; ART 118.
One course from Music: MUS 2A; MUS 2B; MUS 2C; MUS 2D; MUS 3A; MUS 3B; MUS 4; MUS 22 A; MUS 22B; MUS 22C.
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 English: ENGL 96; ENGL 1A; ENGL 1B; ENGL 1C.
One course from English literature: ENGL 20; ENGL 30A; ENGL 30B; ENGL 32A; ENGL 32B; ENGL 36; ENGL 37; ENGL 41; ENGL 43; ENGL 44A; ENGL 44B; ENGL 46 A; ENGL 46B; ENGL 46C; any of ENGL 48; any of ENGL 49; ENGL 50; ENGL 52; ENGL 53; ENGL 57; ENGL 59.
INTEGRATIVE STUDIES TWO: FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS AND LOGIC: No equivalence.
NATURAL SCIENCES ONE: LAWS AND MODELS IN CHEMISTRY: one 5-credit course or two 3-credit courses in Chemistry.
One course from Chemistry: CHEM 101A; CHEM 101B; CHEM 212A; CHEM 212B.
Two courses from Chemistry: CHEM 40; CHEM 65D; CHEM 110; CHEM 205; CHEM 208A; CHEM 208B.
NATURAL SCIENCES TWO: EVOLUTION, GENETICS, AND ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: one 5-credit course or two 3-credit courses in biology.
One course from the following: Biology: BIO 100A; BIO 100B; Physiology: PHYS 1.
Two courses from the following list: Anthropology: ANTH 14; ANTH 25; Biology: BIO 20; BIO 31; Botany: BOT 10; Ecology: ECOL 20; Genetics: GEN 10; GEN 15; Microbiology: MB 12; Physiology: PHYS 12; PHYS 67; Zoology: ZOOL 10.
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 3; Psychology 1; or Sociology 1. There are three pathways to transfer to Shimer with credit for Social Sciences One.
Pathway One: Take ANTH 3.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Childhood Development: CDEV 53; Psychology: PSYC 1; PSYC 10; PSYC 11; PSYC 22; PSYC 23; PSYC 25; PSYC 40; Sociology: SOC 1; SOC 2; SOC 136; SOC 3; SOC 25; SOC 30; SOC 35.
Pathway Two: Take PSY 1.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Anthropology: ANTH 3; ANTH 4; ANTH 8; ANTH 12; ANTH 25 Sociology: SOC 1; SOC 2; SOC 3; SOC 25; SOC 30; SOC 35.
Pathway Three: Take SOC 1.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Anthropology: ANTH 3; ANTH 4; ANTH 8; ANTH 12; ANTH 25; Childhood Development: CDEV 53; Psychology: PSYC 1; PSYC 10; PSYC 11; PSYC 22; PSYC 23; PSYC 25; PSYC 40.
SOCIAL SCIENCES TWO: THE WESTERN POLITICAL TRADITION: two 3-credit courses in political theory and American politics.
Two courses from the following list, one of which must be a course in Political Science:
Political Science: POLS 1; POLS 2; POLS 3; POLS 6; POLS 43; African American Studies: AFAM 60; History: HIST 1; HIST 3A; HIST 3B; HIST 12A; HIST 12B; HIST 17A; HIST17B; HIST 38; HIST 41A; HIST 41B; Labor and Community Studies: LBCS 70A; LBCS 70B; LBCS 71A; LBCS 71B.