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 South Suburban 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 South Suburban 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 105; ART 106.
One course from Music: MUS 106; MUS 115; MUS 116; MUS 126; MUS 216; MUS 226; Humanities and Fine Art: HFA 120.
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: Drama: DRM 152; English: ENG 103; ENG 104; ENG 111; ENG 123; ENG 202; ENG 203; ENG 204; ENG 206; ENG 207; ENG 208.
INTEGRATIVE STUDIES TWO: FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS AND LOGIC: No equivalence.
NATURAL SCIENCES ONE: LAWS AND MODELS IN CHEMISTRY: one 5-credit course in Chemistry.
One course in Chemistry: CHM 113; CHM 114; CHM 203; CHM 204; CHM 205.
NATURAL SCIENCES TWO: EVOLUTION, GENETICS, AND ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: two 3-credit courses in Biology.
Two courses from the following list: BIO 105; BIO 106; BIO 185; BIO 186; BIO 224.
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 101; Psychology 101; or Sociology 101. There are three pathways to transfer to Shimer with credit for Social Sciences One.
Pathway One: Take ANT 101.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Child Development: CHD 104; Psychology: PSY 101; PSY 202; PSY 204; PSY 205; PSY 206; PSY 211; PSY 212; Sociology: SOC 101; SOC 102; SOC 204; SOC 205; SOC 206; SOC 225.
Pathway Two: Take PSY 101.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Anthropology: ANT 101; Sociology: SOC 101; SOC 102; SOC 204; SOC 205; SOC 206; SOC 225.
Pathway Three: Take SOC 101.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Anthropology: ANT 101; Child Development: CHD 104; Psychology: PSY 101; PSY 204; PSY 205; PSY 206; PSY 211; PSY 212.
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: PSC 101; PSC 102; PSC 105; History: HIS 203; HIS 204.