Shimer College

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Santa Barbara City 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 SBCCcourses 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 SBCC 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:  ART102A; ART 102B; ART 103; ART 104; ART 104H; ART 106; ART 210; ART 211.

One course from Music: MUS 104A; MUS 104B; MUS 110; MUS 110H; MUS 114A; MUS 114B.

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 110; ENG 110GB; ENG 110H; ENG 111; ENG 111GB; ENG 111HG; ENG 115; ENG 115H; ENG 121.

One course from English literature: ENG 221; ENG 221GB; ENG 222; ENG 222GB; ENG 225; ENG 225GB; ENG 226; ENG 226H; ENG 231; ENG 231GB; ENG 232; ENG 232GB; ENG 240; ENG 241; ENG 242; ENG 251; ENG 262; ENG 262GB.

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

NATURAL SCIENCES ONE: LAWS AND MODELS IN CHEMISTRY: one five- credit course, or two 3-credit courses in Chemistry. 

One of the following courses: CHEM 155; CHEM 156.

OR

Two of the following courses: CHEM 211; CHEM 212; CHEM 221; CHEM 222; or History, HIST 151. 

NATURAL SCIENCES TWO: EVOLUTION, GENETICS, AND ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: one 5-credit course, or two 3-credit courses in biology.

One of the following 5-credit courses in Biology: BIOL 101; BIOL 102; BIOL 103.  OR,  two courses from the following list: BIOL 104; BIOL 110H; BIOL 112; BIOL 122; BIOL 125; BIOL 126; BIOL 140; BIOL 150; BIOL 151A-Z; BIOL 172; Biomedical Sciences; BMS 100; BMS 107; BMS 117; BMS 118; BMS 136; Botany: BOT 121; Environmental Studies: ENVS 110; Zoology: ZOOL 110; ZOOL 133; ZOOL 137; ZOOL 138; ZOOL 140; Anthropology: ANTH 101

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 103; Psychology 100 or 100H; or Sociology 101 or 101H.  There are three pathways to transfer to Shimer with credit for Social Sciences One.

Pathway One: Take ANTH 103

THEN, choose one course from the following list:  Psychology: PSY 100 or PSY 100H; PSY 105; PSY 125; PSY 130; PSY 140; PSY 145; PSY 170; PSY 175; Sociology: SOC 101 or 101H; SOC 103; SOC 104; SOC 106; SOC 109; SOC 113.

Pathway Two: Take PSY 100 or PSY 100H

THEN, choose one course from the following list:  Anthropology: ANTH 103; ANTH 109; ANTH 113; three of the following one-credit courses ANTH 121-126; Sociology: SOC 101 or 101H; SOC 103; SOC 104; SOC 106; SOC 109; SOC 113.

Pathway Three: Take SOC 101 or SOC 101H

THEN, choose one course from the following list: Anthropology: ANTH 103; ANTH 109; ANTH 113; three of the following one-credit courses ANTH 121-126; Psychology: PSY 100 or PSY 100H; PSY 105; PSY 125; PSY 130; PSY 140; PSY 145; PSY 170; PSY 175.

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: POLS 101; POLS 106 or POLS 106H; POLS 132; POLS 151 or POLS 151H; History: HIST 100; HIST 101; HIST 102 or HIST 102H; HIST 110.