Shimer College

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Oakland Community College Transfer Guide

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 OCC 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 OCC 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: 2560; 2600; 2620.

One course from Music: MUS 1540; 1550; 1560; 1610; 1630; 1650.

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 1510; 1520.

One course from English literature: ENG 1610; 1710; 1720; 2510; 2520 2530; 2540 2550; 2560; 2750; 2760; 2770.

INTEGRATIVE STUDIES TWO: FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS AND LOGIC: No equivalence.

NATURAL SCIENCES ONE: LAWS AND MODELS IN CHEMISTRY: two 3- or 4-credit courses in Chemistry. 

Two courses from Chemistry: CHE 1320; 1510; 1520; 2610; 2620.

NATURAL SCIENCES TWO: EVOLUTION, GENETICS, AND ANIMAL BEHAVIOR:   two 3-credit courses in Biology. 

Two courses from the following list: BIO 1530; 1560; 2540; 2560; ANTHROPOLGY: ANT 1520.

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 1540; Psychology 2510; or, Sociology 2510.  There are three pathways to transfer to Shimer with credit for Social Sciences One.

Pathway One: Take ANT 1540.

THEN, choose one course from the following list: Psychology: 2510; 2710; 2740; 2810; 2910; Sociology: SOC 2510; 2520; 2530; 2550; 2560; 2620.

Pathway Two: Take PSY 2510.

THEN, choose one course from the following list:  Anthropology: ANT 1540; 2510; 2750;  Sociology: SOC 2510; 2520; 2530; 2550; 2560;2620.

Pathway Three: Take SOC 2510.

THEN, choose one course from the following list: Anthropology: ANT 1540; 2510; 2750 2010; Psychology: PSY 2510; 2710; 2740; 2810; 2910.

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: POL 1510; History: HIS 2510; 2520; 2610; 2620.