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College of DuPage

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 College of DuPagecourses 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 College of DuPage 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 1100, 2211, 2212, 2213.

One course from Music: Music 1100, 1101, 1102, 2201 2202.

 

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: English 1101, 1102.
One course from English literature: English 1130, 1150, 1151, 1152, 1153, 1161, 1165, 2220, 2221, 2223, 2224, 2226, 2227, 2228.



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

 

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

One course from the following: Chemistry, 1211, 1551, 1552, 2551, 2552 (all five credit courses); or two courses from the following: Chemistry 1212, 2213; Philosophy 2200.

 

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


Two courses from the following list: Anatomy and Physiology, 1500, 1551, 1552, 1571, 1572; Anthropology 1400, 2150; Biology, 1100, 1110, 1120, 1130, 1151, 1152; Botany 2350; Microbiology 1420; Philosophy 2200; Zoology 2250, 2260.
 
 
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 1100; Psychology 1100; or Sociology 1100.  There are three pathways to transfer to Shimer with credit for Social Sciences One.

Pathway One: Take Anthropology 1100.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Early Childhood Education & Care, 1101;  Psychology 1100, 1140, 2205, 2220, 2230, 2233, 2235, 2237, 2240, 2255, 2260; Sociology 1100, 1120, 2210, 2215, 2220, 2225, 2251, 2252, 2253.

Pathway Two: Take Psychology 1100.
THEN, choose one course from the following list:  Anthropology 1000, 1100, 1110, 1130, 1210, 1300; Sociology 1100, 1120, 2210, 2215, 2220, 2225, 2251, 2252, 2253.

Pathway Three: Take Sociology 1100
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Anthropology 1000, 1100, 1110, 1130, 1210, 1300; Early Childhood Education & Care 1101; Psychology 1100, 1140, 2205, 2220, 2230, 2233, 2235, 2237, 2240, 2255, 2260.

 

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 1100, 1101, 1160; History 1130, 1140, 2242.