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 Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa 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 Arts: ART 117; ART 190; ART 191.
One course from Music: MUSIC 108; MUSIC 120; MUSIC 121; MUSIC 222; MUSIC 223
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 001C; ENGL 002B.
One course from English literature: ENGL 210B; ENGL 220B; ENGL 230B; ENGL 250A; ENGL 250B; ENGL 274.
INTEGRATIVE STUDIES TWO: FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS AND LOGIC:No equivalence.
NATURAL SCIENCES ONE: LAWS AND MODELS IN CHEMISTRY: one five credit course in Chemistry.
One course from Chemistry: CHEM 120; CHEM 121; CHEM 226; CHEM 227.
NATURAL SCIENCES TWO: EVOLUTION, GENETICS, AND ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: two 3-credit courses in Biology.
Two courses from the following list: Anthropology: ANTHR 140; Biological Sciences: BIOSC 110; BIOSC 119; BIOSC 132; BIOSC 134; BIOSC 140; BIOSC 141; BIOSC 148.
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 130; Psychology 220; or Sociology 220. There are three pathways to transfer to Shimer with credit for Social Sciences One.
Pathway One: Take ANTHR 130
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Early Childhood Development: ECHD 121; Psychology: PSYCH 118; PSYCH 120; PSYCH 126; PSYCH 130; PSYCH 132; PSYCH 170; PSYCH 220; PSYCH 222; Sociology: SOCIO 220; SOCIO 221; SOCIO 225; SOCIO 245; SOCIO 250.
Pathway Two: Take PSYCH 220
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Anthropology: ANTHR 130; ANTHR 150; Sociology: SOCIO 220; SOCIO 221; SOCIO 225; SOCIO 245; SOCIO 250.
Pathway Three: Take SOC 220
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Anthropology: ANTHR 130; ANTHR 150; Psychology: PSYCH 118; PSYCH 120; PSYCH 126; PSYCH 130; PSYCH 132; PSYCH 220; PSYCH 222.
SOCIAL SCIENCES TWO: THE WESTERN POLITICAL TRADITION: two 3-credit courses in classical political theory and American politics.
Two courses from the following list, one of which must be a course in Political Science: Political Science: POLSC 125; POLSC 225; History: HIST 120; HIST 121; HIST 122; HIST 123; La Raza Studies: LARAZ 113.