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 Triton 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 Triton 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 Fine Arts: ART 110; ART 111; ART 112.
One course from Music: MUS 105; MUS 106; MUS 207; MUS 208: MUS 215.
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 Rhetoric: RHT 101; RHT 102.
One course from English literature: ENG 101; ENG102; ENG 103; ENG105; ENG 113; ENG 114; ENG 231; ENG 285; ENG 288.
INTEGRATIVE STUDIES TWO: FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS AND LOGIC: No equivalence.
NATURAL SCIENCES ONE: LAWS AND MODELS IN CHEMISTRY: two 3-credit courses in Chemistry.
Two courses from Chemistry: Chemistry: CHM 132; CHM 140; CHM 141; CHM 234; CHM 235.
NATURAL SCIENCES TWO: EVOLUTION, GENETICS, AND ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: two 3-credit courses in Biology.
Two courses from the following list: Two courses from: Anthropology ANT 102; Biological Science Courses: BIS 100; BIS 101; BIS 102; BIS 103; BIS 106; BIS 107; BIS 108; BIS 114; BIS 122; BIS 136; BIS 137; BIS 150; BIS 151; BIS 234; BIS 240; BIS 241.
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, Sociology 100. There are three pathways to transfer to Shimer with credit for Social Sciences One.
Pathway One: Take ANT 103.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Early Childhood Education: ECE 110; Psychology: PSY 100; PSY 201; PSY 210; PSY 216; PSY 222: PSY 228: PSY 234; PSY 238; PSY 250; Sociology: SOC 100; SOC 131; SOC 180; SOC 201; SOC 225; SOC 231.
Pathway Two: Take PSY 100.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: ANT 101; ANT 103; ANT 105; ANT 150; ANT 201; ANT 275; Sociology: SOC 100; SOC 131; SOC 180; SOC 201; SOC 225; SOC 231.
Pathway Three: Take SOC 100.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Anthropology: ANT 101; ANT 103; ANT 105; ANT 150; ANT 201; ANT 275; Early Childhood Education: ECE 110; Psychology: PSY 100; PSY 201; PSY 210; PSY 216; PSY 222: PSY 228; PSY 234; PSY 238; PSY 250.
SOCIAL SCIENCES TWO: THE WESTERN POLITICAL TRADITION: two 3-credit courses in classical political theory and American politics.