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 Moraine 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 Moraine 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 110; ART 205; ART 206; ART 207; ART 208.
One course from Music: MUS 104; MUS 105; MUS 107; MUS 204; MUS 205; MUS 206; MUS 207.
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 Communications: COM 101; COM102.
One course from Literature: LIT 213; LIT 214; LIT 217; LIT 218; LIT 220; LIT 221; LIT 222; LIT 223; LIT 224; LIT 225.
INTEGRATIVE STUDIES TWO: FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS AND LOGIC: No equivalence.
NATURAL SCIENCES ONE: LAWS AND MODELS IN CHEMISTRY: one 5-credit course or two 3- or 4-credit courses in Chemistry from the following list: CHM 111; CHM131; CHM 132; CHM 203; CHM 204.
NATURAL SCIENCES TWO: EVOLUTION, GENETICS, AND ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: two 3-credit courses in Biology.
Two courses from the following list: ANT 201; BIO 111; BIO 112; BIO 115; BIO 119; BIO 180; BIO 181; 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 202; Psychology 101; or Sociology 101. There are three pathways to transfer to Shimer with credit for Social Sciences One.
Pathway One: Take ANT 202.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Psychology: PSY 101; PSY 104; PSY 105; PSY 106; PSY 202; PSY 205; PSY 210; PSY 211; PSY 212; PSY 220; Sociology: SOC 101; SOC 102; SOC 103; SOC 202; SOC 204; SOC 210; SOC 215.
Pathway Two: Take PSY 101.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Anthropology: ANT 202; Sociology: SOC 101; SOC 102; SOC 103; SOC 202; SOC 204; SOC 210; SOC 215.
Pathway Three: Take SOC 101.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Anthropology: ANT 202; Psychology: PSY 101; PSY 104; PSY 105; PSY 106; PSY 110; PSY 202; PSY 205; PSY 210; PSY 211; PSY 212; PSY 215; PSY 220.
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:
Political Science: PSC 103; PSC 110; PSC 115; PSC 280; History: HIS 201; HIS 202.