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 Waubonseecourses 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 Waubonsee 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 100; ART 101; ART 102; ART 106.
One course from Music: MUS 120; MUS 121; MUS 123; MUS 200: MUS 221; MUS 223.
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: ENG 211; ENG 212; ENG 215; ENG 221; ENG 222; ENG 225; ENG 226; ENG 229; ENG 230; ENG 235; ENG 245; ENG 255.
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: CHM 121; CHM 122; CHM 231; CHM 232; CHM 241.
NATURAL SCIENCES TWO: EVOLUTION, GENETICS, AND ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: two 3-credit courses in Biology.
Two courses from the following list: Anthropology: ANT102; Biology: BIO 102, BIO 120; BIO 122; BIO 128; BIO 250; BIO 260; BIO 262; BIO 270; BIO 272.
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 100; or Sociology 100. 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: Early Childhood Education: ECE 115; Psychology: PSY 100; PSY 205; PSY 215; PSY 220: PSY 226: PSY 235; PSY 240; PSY 250; Sociology: SOC 100; SOC 120; SOC 130; SOC 210: SOC 230; SOC 240.
Pathway Two: Take PSY 100.
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Anthropology: ANT 100; ANT 101; ANT 110; ANT 120; Sociology: SOC 100; SOC 120; SOC 130; SOC 210: SOC 230; SOC 240.
Pathway Three: Take SOC 105
THEN, choose one course from the following list: Anthropology: ANT 100; ANT 101; ANT 110; ANT 120; Early Childhood Education: ECE 115; Psychology: PSY 100; PSY 205; PSY 215; PSY 220: PSY 226: PSY 235; PSY 240; PSY 250
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 100; PSC 280; History: HST 121; HST 122; HST 125.