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 Kishwaukee 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 Kishwaukee 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 291; ART 292.
One course from Music: MUS 101; MUS 102; MUS 201: MUS 202; MUS 220; MUS 221.
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 103; ENG 104.
One course from English literature: ENG 130; ENG 201; ENG 202; ENG 205; ENG 206; ENG 211; ENG 212; ENG 216; ENG 217; ENG 281; ENG 297.
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 from Chemistry; CHE 210 or CHE 211; OR two-3 credit courses from CHE 160; CHE 270; CHE 271; CHE 272; CHE 273.
NATURAL SCIENCES TWO: EVOLUTION, GENETICS, AND ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: two 3-credit courses in Biology.
Two courses from the following list: Anthropology: ANT 203 OR ANT 240; Biology: BIO 103; BIO 201; BIO 202; BIO 213; BIO 258; BIO 259.
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 102; or Sociology 170. There are three pathways to transfer to Shimer with credit for Social Sciences One.
Pathway One: Take ANT 220.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Early Childhood Education: ECE 111; Psychology: PSY 102; PSY 216; PSY 225; PSY 256; PSY 280; PSY286; Sociology: SOC 170; SOC 200; SOC 283, SOC 288.
Pathway Two: Take PSY 102.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Anthropology: ANT 220; Sociology: SOC 170; SOC 200; SOC 283; SOC 288.
Pathway Three: Take SOC 170
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Anthropology: ANT 220; Early Childhood Education: ECE 111; Psychology: PSY 102; PSY 216; PSY 225; PSY 256; PSY 280; PSY286.
SOCIAL SCIENCES TWO: THE WESTERN POLITICAL TRADITION: one 3-credit course in Political science and another in Political Science, Political Theory or American politics.