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 Joliet 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 Joliet 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 115; ART 116; ART 117.
One course from Music: MUS 101; MUS 105; MUS 106: MUS 201; MUS 202; MUS 205; MUS 206.
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: ENG 103; ENG 104; ENG 105; ENG 106; ENG 107; ENG 108; ENG 201; ENG 202; ENG 203; ENG 208; ENG 209; ENG 250; ENG 270.
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 5-credit course or two 3- or 4-credit courses from the following list:
Chemistry: CHEM 101; CHEM 102; CHEM 105; CHEM 209; CHEM 210.
NATURAL SCIENCES TWO: EVOLUTION, GENETICS, AND ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: two 3-credit courses in Biology.
One 5-credit course or two 3- or 4-credit courses from the following list: Biology: BIO 104; BIO 151; BIO 152; BIO 220; BIO 240.
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 101. There are three pathways to transfer to Shimer with credit for Social Sciences One.
Pathway One: Take ANTH 101 or 275.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Psychology: PSYC 101; PSYC 205; PSYC 207; PSYC 208; PSY 210: PSY 215; Sociology: SOC 101; SOC 220; SOC 240; SOC 265: SOC 270; SOC 280; SOC 290; SOC 293; SOC 295.
Pathway Two: Take PSYC 101.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: ANTH 101; ANTH 275; SOC 101; SOC 220; SOC 240; SOC 265: SOC 270; SOC 280; SOC 290; SOC 293; SOC 295.
Pathway Three: Take SOC 101.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: ANTH101; ANTH 275; Psychology: PSYC 101; PSYC 205; PSYC 207; PSYC 208; PSY 210: PSY 215.
SOCIAL SCIENCES TWO: THE WESTERN POLITICAL TRADITION: two 3-credit courses in classical Political Science and American politics.
Two courses from the following list, one of which must be a course in Political Science: PSCI 101; History: HIST 103; HIST 104.