Shimer College

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Prairie State College

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 Prairie Statecourses 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 Prairie State 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 121; ART 122; ART 129. 

One course from Music: MUSIC 100; MUSIC 130.

 

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: English: ENG 211; ENG 212; ENG 215; ENG 221; ENG 231; ENG 232; ENR 240; ENG 252; ENG 261; ENG 262; ENG 271.

 

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 Chemistry course from the following: CHEM 110; CHEM 130; CHEM 203; CHEM 204.   

 

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

One 5-credit or two 3 or 4-credit courses from the following list: Biology: BIOL 100, BIOL 103, BI0L 111 or BIOL 112; BIOL 211; BIOL 221; BIOL 222.

 

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 222; Psychology 101; or Sociology 105.  There are three pathways to transfer to Shimer with credit for Social Sciences One.

Pathway One: Take ANTHR 222.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Psychology: PSYCH 101; PSYCH 102; PSYCH 203; PSYCH 212; PSYCH 215; Sociology: SOCIO 101; SOCIO 105; SOCIO 111; SOCIO 210: SOCIO 215; SOCIO 220.

Pathway Two: Take PSYCH 101.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: ANTHR 215; ANTHR 222;  Sociology: SOCIO 101; SOCIO 105; SOCIO 111; SOCIO 210: SOCIO 215; SOCIO 220.

Pathway Three: Take SOCIO 101
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Anthropology: ANTHR 215; ANTHR 222; Psychology: PSYCH 101; PSYCH 102; PSYCH 203; PSYCH 212; PSYCH 215.

 

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: POLSC 101; POLSC 140; POLSC 152; POLSC 230; History: HIST 201; HIST 202.