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 Elgin 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 Elgin 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 Fine Arts: ART 151; ART 152; ART 153.
One course from Music: MUS 105; MUS 106; MUS 107.
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: ENG 101; ENG 102.
One course from English literature: LIT 201; LIT 202; LIT 203; LIT 205; LIT 211; LIT 214; LIT 215; LIT 216; LIT 217; LIT 230; LIT 231; LIT 241; LIT 242; LIT 243; LIT 244; LIT 245.
INTEGRATIVE STUDIES TWO: FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS AND LOGIC: No equivalence.
NATURAL SCIENCES ONE: LAWS AND MODELS IN CHEMISTRY: one 5-credit course in Chemistry from the following list: CHM 112; CHM 142; CHM 143; CHM 170; CHM 234; CHM 235.
NATURAL SCIENCES TWO: EVOLUTION, GENETICS, AND ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: one 5-credit course in Biology or two 3- or 4- credits courses from the following list.: Anthropology: ATR 250; Biology: BIO 110; BIO 112; BIO 113; BIO 114; BIO 150; BIO 240; BIO 245; BIO 265; Humanities: HUM 118.
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 220; Psychology 100; or Sociology 100. There are three pathways to transfer to Shimer with credit for Social Sciences One.
Pathway One: Take ATR 220.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Early Childhood Education: ECE 174; Psychology: PSY 100; PSY 210; PSY 212; PSY 213; PSY 214; PSY 215; PSY 216; PSY 218; PSY 225; Sociology: SOC 100; SOC 101; SOC 201; SOC 209; SOC 210; SOC 215; SOC 220.
Pathway Two: Take PSY 100.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Anthropology: ATR 120; ATR 220; ATR 250; Sociology: SOC 100; SOC 101; SOC 201; SOC 209; SOC 210; SOC 215; SOC 220; SOC 225.
Pathway Three: Take SOC 100.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Anthropology: ATR 120; ATR 220; ATR 250; Early Childhood Education: ECE 174; Psychology: PSY 100; PSY 210; PSY 211; PSY 212; PSY 213; PSY 214; PSY 215; PSY 216; PSY 218; PSY 225.
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: POS 150; POS 152; Humanities: HUM 117; History: HIS 151; HIS 152.