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 Morton 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 Morton 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 Fine Arts: ART 120; ART 125; ART 126; ART 127.
One course from Music: MUS 100; MUS 101; MUS 102; MUS 110; MUS 111; MUS 210; MUS 211.
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 211; ENG 215; ENG 216; ENG 219.
INTEGRATIVE STUDIES TWO: FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS AND LOGIC: No equivalence.
NATURAL SCIENCES ONE: LAWS AND MODELS IN CHEMISTRY: Take one 5-credit course from Chemistry: CHM 105; CHM 106; CHM 205; CHM 206; OR, CHM 101 and CHM 102.
NATURAL SCIENCES TWO: EVOLUTION, GENETICS, AND ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: Take one 5-credit course from Biology: BIO 110; BIO 111; OR two courses from the following list: Anthropology: ANT 101; Biology: BIO 100; BIO 102; B IO3; BIO 104; BIO 150; BIO 160; BIO 161; BIO 212.
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 102; Psychology 101; or, Sociology 100. There are three pathways to transfer to Shimer with credit for Social Sciences One.
Pathway One: Take ANT 102.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Psychology: PSY 101; PSY 201; PSY 202; PSY 210; PSY 211: PSY 215; Sociology: SOC 100; SOC 101; SOC 201.
Pathway Two: Take PSY 101.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Anthropology: ANT 102. Sociology: SOC 100; SOC 101; SOC 201.
Pathway Three: Take SOC 100.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Anthropology: ANT 102; Psychology: PSY 101; PSY 201; PSY 202; PSY 210; PSY 211: PSY 215.
SOCIAL SCIENCES TWO: THE WESTERN POLITICAL TRADITION: two 3-credit courses in classical political theory and American politics.