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 Oakton 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 Oakton 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 111; 112; 113.
One course from Music: MUS 121; MUS 122; MUS 236; HUM 125.
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: EGL 101; EGL 102; EGL 210.
One course in English literature: EGL 113; EGL 115; EGL 117; EGL 129; EGL 221; EGL 222; EGL 223; EGL 224; EGL 225; EGL 226; EGL 231; EGL 232; EGL 234; EGL 235; EGL 241; EGL 242.
INTEGRATIVE STUDIES TWO: FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS AND LOGIC: No equivalence..
NATURAL SCIENCES ONE: LAWS AND MODELS IN CHEMISTRY: two 3-credit courses in Chemistry.
Two courses from the following list: Chemistry: CHM 101; CHM 105; CHM 121; CHM 122; CHM 207; CHM 221; CHM 222; CHM 223; CHM 224; CHM 229; CHM 230; Philosophy: PHL 170.
NATURAL SCIENCES TWO: EVOLUTION, GENETICS, AND ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: two 3-credit courses in Biology.
Two courses from the following list, one of which must be in Biology: Anthropology ANT 204; Biology: BIO 101; BIO 104; BIO 105; BIO 108; BIO 121; BIO 122; BIO 251; Philosophy: PHIL 170; Psychology: PSY 241.
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: Early Childhood Education: ECE 102; Psychology: PSY 101; PSY 107, PSY 108, PSY 110, PSY 120, PSY 122, PSY 125, PSY 201, PSY 202, PSY 203, PSY 204; PSY 205, PSY 206, PSY 211; PSY 234, PSY 235, PSY 236; Sociology: SOC 101; SOC 210; SOC 220; SOC 230; SOC 232; SOC 233; SOC 234.
Pathway Two: Take PSY 101
THEN choose one course from the following: Anthropology: ANT202, ANT210; Sociology: SOC 101; SOC 210; SOC 220; SOC 230; SOC 232; SOC 233; SOC 234.
Pathway Three: Take SOC 101
THEN, choose one course from the following: Anthropology: ANT 202; ANT 210; Early Childhood Education: ECE 102; Psychology: PSY 101; PSY 107, PSY 108, PSY 110, PSY 120, PSY 122, PSY 125, PSY 201, PSY 202, PSY 203, PSY 204; PSY 205, PSY 206, PSY 211; PSY 234, PSY 235, PSY 236.
SOCIAL SCIENCES TWO: THE WESTERN POLITICAL TRADITION:two3-credit courses in classical political theory and American politics.
Two courses from the following list, one of which must be a Political Science course: PSC101, PSC102, PSC103, PSC110, PSC111, PSC201, PSC210; History: HIS111, HIS112, HIS114, HIS115, HIS235.