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 San Joaquin Delta 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 San Joaquin Delta 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 001A; ART 001B; ART 001C; ART003.
One course from Music: MUSIC 001; MUSIC 002A; MUSIC 002B; MUSIC 003A; MUSIC 003B; MUSIC 003C; MUSIC 003D.
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 001D.
One course from English literature: ENG 037; ENG 038; ENG 042A; ENG 042B; ENG 043C; ENG 043D; ENG 045; ENG 046A; ENG 046B; ENG 055A; ENG 055B; ENG 055C.
INTEGRATIVE STUDIES TWO: FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS AND LOGIC: No equivalence.
NATURAL SCIENCES ONE: LAWS AND MODELS IN CHEMISTRY: one 5-credit or two 3-credit courses in Chemistry from the following list:
Two courses from Chemistry: CHEM 001A; CHEM 001B; CHEM 003B; CHEM 012A; CHEM 012B.
NATURAL SCIENCES TWO: EVOLUTION, GENETICS, AND ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: two 3-credit courses in Biology.
Two courses from the following list: Anthropology: ANTHR 002; Biology: BIOL 001; BIOL 002; BIOL 003; BIOL 011; BIOL 023; BIOL 031; BIOL 032.
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 001; Psychology 001; or Sociology 001A. There are three pathways to transfer to Shimer with credit for Social Sciences One.
Pathway One: Take ANTHR 001.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Child Development: CDEV 021; Psychology: PSYCH 001; PSYCH 003; PSYCH 006; PSYCH 007; Sociology: SOCIO 001A; SOCIO 001B; SOCIO 005; SOCIO 020: SOCIO 027; SOCIO 033.
Pathway Two: Take PSYCH 001.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Anthropology: ANTHR 001; ANTHR 006; Geography: GEOG 002 (?);SOCIO 001A; SOCIO 001B; SOCIO 005; SOCIO 020: SOCIO 027; SOCIO 033.
Pathway Three: Take SOC 001A
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Anthropology: ANTHR 001; ANTHR 006; Geography: Child Development: CDEV 021; Psychology: PSYCH 001; PSYCH 003; PSYCH 006; PSYCH 007
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 001; POLSC 002; POLSC 003; History: HIST 009; 017A; 017B; 027; 030A; 030B.