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 Mateo 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 Mateo 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 Arts: ART 101; ART 102; ART 103; ART 104; ART 124.
One course from Music: MUS 100; MUS 202.
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: ENGL 100; ENGL 102; ENGL 105; ENGL 110; ENGL 165.
One course from English literature: LIT 101; LIT 113; LIT 115; LIT 151; LIT 201; LIT 202; LIT 220; LIT 231; LIT 232; LIT 251; LIT 430.
INTEGRATIVE STUDIES TWO: FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS AND LOGIC: No equivalence.
NATURAL SCIENCES ONE: LAWS AND MODELS IN CHEMISTRY: one five credit course in Chemistry.
One course from Chemistry: CHEM 210; CHEM 220; CHEM 231; CHEM 232.
NATURAL SCIENCES TWO: EVOLUTION, GENETICS, AND ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: one 5-credit course or two 3-credit courses in Biology.
One 5-credit course in Biology: BIOL 210; BIOL 220.
Two courses from the following list: BIOL 110; BIOL 230; BIOL 240; Anthropology: ANTH 125.
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 110; Psychology 100; or Sociology 100. There are three pathways to transfer to Shimer with credit for Social Sciences One.
Pathway One: Take ANTH 110
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Psychology: PSYC 100; PSYC 200; PSYC 201; PSYC 225; PSYC 300; PSYC 410; Sociology: SOCI 100; SOCI 105; SOCI 110; SOCI 141; SOCI 340.
Pathway Two: Take PSYC 100
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Anthropology: ANTH 110; ANTH 180; Sociology: SOCI 100; SOCI 105; SOCI 110; SOCI 141; SOCI 340.
Pathway Three: Take SOC 100
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Anthropology: ANTH 110; ANTH 180; Psychology: PSYC 100; PSYC 200; PSYC 201; PSYC 225; PSYC 300; PSYC 410.
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: PLSC 100; PLSC 150; PLSC 200; PLSC 210; History: HIST 102; HIST 201; HIST 202; HIST 260.