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 Harper College 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 College of Harper College 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 105; ART 130; ART 131; ART 132.
One course from Music: MUS 101; MUS 103; MUS 111; MUS 112:MUS 211; MUS 212.
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 Literature: LIT 105; LIT 110; LIT 115; LIT 206; LIT 207; LIT 210; LIT 221; LIT 222; LIT 223; LIT 224; LIT 231; LIT 232; LIT 241.
INTEGRATIVE STUDIES TWO: FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS AND LOGIC: No equivalence.
NATURAL SCIENCES ONE: LAWS AND MODELS IN CHEMISTRY: two 3-credit courses in Chemistry.
Either one 5-credit course or two 3-or 4-credit courses from the following list: Chemistry: CHM 121; CHM 122; CHM 125; CHM 201; CHM 204; CHM 205; CHM210; CHM 220.
NATURAL SCIENCES TWO: EVOLUTION, GENETICS, AND ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: two 3-credit courses in Biology.
Two courses from the following list: Anthropology: ANT 205; Biology: BIO 105; BIO 110; BIO 120; BIO 130; BIO 140; BIO 160; BIO 161; Geology; GEO 202
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 101; Psychology 101; or Sociology 105. There are three pathways to transfer to Shimer with credit for Social Sciences One.
Pathway One: Take ANT 101.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: : Early Childhood Education: ECE 102; Psychology: PSY 101; PSY 216; PSY 217; PSY 218: PSY 225; PSY 228; PSY 230; PSY 235; Sociology: SOC 101; SOC 120; SOC 205; SOC 210: SOC 215; SOC 230; SOC 235.
Pathway Two: Take PSY 101.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Anthropology: ANT 101; ANT 202; ANT 203; ANT 207; ANT 209: ANT 210; Sociology: SOC 101; SOC 120; SOC 205; SOC 210: SOC 215; SOC 230; SOC 235.
Pathway Three: Take SOC 105
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Anthropology: ANT 101; ANT 202; ANT 203; ANT 207; ANT 209; ANT 210; Early Childhood Education: ECE 102; Psychology: PSY 101; PSY 216; PSY 217; PSY 218: PSY 225; PSY 228; PSY 230; PSY 235.
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: Philosophy: PHI 120; Political Science: PSC 101; PSC 220; History: HST 111; HST 112; HST 212; HST 261.