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Admissions

Elgin Community College: Equivalency Guides for Humanities

American Studies

Elgin Community College Lake Forest College

All other Elgin Community College courses (completed with a grade of B- or better).

100- or 200-level credit pending the approval of the chairperson of American Studies
Important Notes
  • The American Studies program only offers two courses on its own (AMER 110: Introduction to American Studies and AMER 200: Topics in American Studies) that are not cross-listed with other departments’ courses. The remaining courses that flesh out a student’s curriculum reside in other departments and are cross-listed with American Studies.
    • AMER 110: Introduction to American Studies is only offered every other academic year.
    • AMER 200: Topics in American Studies is a team-taught course offered annually in the spring, and there is no transferable equivalent at Elgin Community College.
    • Many other courses at Elgin Community College may apply to the American Studies major or minor. It is generally our practice to defer to the home department to decide whether a Elgin Community College course has an equivalent. If the equivalent course is cross-listed with American Studies, then there is no objection to counting it toward the major or minor. For example, the Elgin Community College course “HIS 151: US History to 1870” if approved by the History department as an equivalent to HIST 200: Foundations of the American Republic, would also be cross-listed as AMER 210, and therefore apply toward the American Studies major or minor.
    • If there is no equivalent course at Lake Forest College, but the student feels as though the course is compatible with American Studies, then the student should appeal to the chairperson of American Studies who will make the final determination.
  • A maximum of four (4) courses from Elgin Community College may be used toward a Lake Forest College American Studies major. A maximum of three (3) courses from Elgin Community College may be used toward a Lake Forest College American Studies minor. Requests for exceptions will be considered by the chairperson on a case-by-case basis.
  • Elgin Community College credits may not be used to fulfill the AMER 110 or AMER 200 requirements (see above), or to transfer in as any course at the 300-level or above, including the Senior Seminar requirement (AMER 485).

English

Elgin Community College Lake Forest College

English 110 Creative Writing OR English 210 Fiction Writing OR English 212 Poetry Writing

ENGL 135 Creative Writing
Important Notes
  • A maximum of four (4) courses from Elgin Community College may be used toward a Lake Forest College English major. A maximum of three (3) courses from Elgin Community College may be used toward a Lake Forest College English minor.
  •  Elgin Community College credits may not be used to fulfill 300-level Lake Forest College courses for the major, nor may they be used to fulfill the senior seminar requirement.
  •  All majors are expected to take English 210 at Lake Forest, including transfer students. Should a student wish to have this requirement waived because of courses taken at the Elgin Community College, appeals will be considered by the chair, but students should be aware that the bar for such appeals is high.

History

Elgin Community College Lake Forest College
HIST 151 US History to 1870 HIST 200 Foundations of the American Republic
HIST 152 US History since 1865 HIST 201 Modern America
HIST 201 Modern European History HIST 209 Europe in the 20th Century
HIST 240 East Asian History to 1600 HIST 212 Origins of East Asia
HIST 241 East Asian History since 1600 HIST 213 Modern East Asia

All other Elgin Community College History courses (completed with a grade of B- or better).

200-level elective credit
Important Notes
  • A maximum of four (4) courses from Elgin Community College may be used toward a Lake Forest College History major. A maximum of three (3) courses from Elgin Community College may be used toward a Lake Forest College History minor.
  •  Elgin Community College credits may not be used to fulfill 300-level Lake Forest College courses (including History 300), nor may they be used to fulfill the Senior Studies Requirement.
  • All majors are expected to take History 110 at Lake Forest, including transfer students. Should a student wish to have this requirement waived because of courses taken at Elgin Community College appeals will be considered by the chair, but students should be aware that the bar for such appeals is high. Successful appeals will demonstrate that 1. methodological skills taught in 110 have been mastered; 2. a non-western History course has been (or will be) taken.

Latin American and Latinx Studies

Elgin Community College Lake Forest College
HIS 130 History of Latin America I LNAM 270: Latin American History (or LNAM major/minor elective)
HIS 131 History of Latin America II LNAM 270: Latin American History (or LNAM major/minor elective)

Modern Languages and Literatures

Elgin Community College

Lake Forest College

CHN 101 Elementary Chinese I

CHIN110 Beginning Chinese I

CHN 102 Elementary Chinese II

CHIN112 Beginning Chinese II

CHN 201 Intermediate Chinese I

CHIN210 Intermediate Chinese

CHN 202 Intermediate Chinese II

CHIN212 Advanced Intermediate Chinese

FRN 101 Elementary French I

FREN110 Beginning French I

FRN 102 Elementary French II

FREN112 Beginning French II

FRN 201 Intermediate French I

FREN210 Intermediate French

FRN 202 Intermediate French II

FREN212 Advanced Intermediate French

FRN 211 Conversational French I

FREN – 200 level elective

FRN 212 Conversational French II

FREN – 200 level elective

FRN 261 French Conversation Composition

FREN255 Conversation and Composition

FRN 262 Advanced French Composition Conversation

FREN – 300 level elective

GRM 101 Elementary German I

GERM 110 Beginning German I

GRM 102 Elementary German II

GERM 112 Beginning German II

GRM 201 Intermediate German I

GERM 210 Intermediate German

GRM 202 Intermediate German II

GERM 212 Advanced Intermediate German

GRM 211 Conversational German I

GERM- 200 level elective

GRM 212 Conversational German II

GERM- 200 level elective

GRM 261 German Conversation Composition

GERM- 200 level elective

GRM 262 Advanced German Composition Conversation

GERM- 300 level elective

HIN 101 Elementary Hindi

 

HIN 102 Elementary Hindi II

 

ITN 101 Elementary Italian I

Italian-100 level elective

ITN 102 Elementary Italian II

Italian-100 level elective

ITN 201 Intermediate Italian I

Italian-200 level elective

ITN 202 Intermediate Italian II

Italian-200 level elective

JPN 101 Elementary Japanese I

JAPN110 Beginning Japanese I

JPN 102 Elementary Japanese II

JAPN112 Beginning Japanese II

JPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I

JAPN210 Intermediate Japanese

JPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II

JAPN212 Advanced Intermediate Japanese

RSN 101 Elementary Russian

 

SPN 101 Elementary Spanish I

SPAN – 100 level elective

SPN 102 Elementary Spanish II

SPAN 111 Accelerated Spanish

or 100-level elective

SPN 201 Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN 210 Intermediate Spanish

SPN 202 Intermediate Spanish II

SPAN 212 Advanced Intermediate Spanish

SPN 211 Conversational Spanish I

SPAN – 200 level elective

SPN 212 Conversational Spanish II

SPAN – 200 level elective

SPN 231 Spanish for Medical Personnel I

SPAN – 200 level elective

SPN 232 Spanish for Medical Personnel II

SPAN – 322 Medical Spanish,

or 200-level elective

SPN 241 Spanish for Teachers I

SPAN – 100 level elective

SPN 242 Spanish for Teachers II

SPAN – 100 level elective

SPN 251 Spanish for Spanish Speakers I

SPAN 260 Spanish for Heritage Speakers

SPN 252 Spanish for Spanish Speakers II

SPAN 260 Spanish for Heritage Speakers

or 200-level elective

SPN 261 Spanish Conversation Composition

SPAN 255 Conversation and Composition

SPN 262 Advanced Spanish Composition Conv

SPAN – 200 level elective

SPN 281 Topics in Spanish

SPAN – 300 level elective

Music

Elgin Community College Lake Forest College
MUS 100 – Introduction to Music MUSC 150 – Fundamentals of Music

MUS 101 - Band
MUS 102 – Jazz Lab Band
MUS 108 – Elgin Area Honors Choir
MUS 110 – Choir
MUS 111 – Choral Ensemble
MUS 112 – Elgin Master Chorale
MUS 124 – Symphony Orchestra

Corresponding Department Ensemble
MUS 104 – Musics of the World MUSC 217 – World Music Survey
MUS 128 – Theory and Ear Training I MUSC 251
MUS 129 – Theory and Ear Training II MUSC 252

MUS 140 – Applied Music
MUS 240 – Applied Music

Corresponding Applied Music Lessons
MUS 228 – Theory and Ear Training III Elective Credit
MUS 229 – Theory and Ear Training IV MUSC 351
Important Notes
  • All Elgin Community College transfer students will be required to take MUSC 352 – Form and Analysis, at Lake Forest College.
  • Additionally, transfer students will be required to take MUSC 360, MUSC 361, and the Senior Seminar at Lake Forest College.

Philosophy

Elgin Community College Lake Forest College
HUM 110 Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 110: Introduction to Philosophy: Classical Questions
HUM 112 Western Philosophy I Either PHIL 100-level elective, or PHIL 290, depending on specific syllabus
HUM 113 Western Philosophy II Either PHIL 100-level elective, PHIL 291, PHIL 292, or PHIL 320 depending on specific syllabus
HUM 115 Critical Reasoning PHIL 100-level elective
HUM 116 Logic PHIL 156: Logic and Styles of Argument
HUM 117 Social & Political Philosophy PHIL 117: Political Philosophy
HUM 118 Philosophy of Science PHIL 100-level elective, or PHIL 225, depending on the particular syllabus
HUM 170 Introduction to Asian Philosophies PHIL 114: Asian Thought
HUM 216 Ethics Either PHIL 118: Why Philosophy Matters, or PHIL 325, depending on the particular syllabus
HUM 202 Philosophy of Religion PHIL 223: Does God Exist?
HUM 217 Aesthetics PHIL 260: Aesthetics
HUM 231 Contemporary Moral Issues Either PHIL 118: Why Philosophy Matters, or PHIL 203: Business and Professional Ethics, depending on the particular syllabus
HUM 297 Independent Study in Humanities May count as a PHIL 200-level elective, depending on the topic
Important Notes
  • The Lake Forest College Philosophy major requires three courses in the history of philosophy, of five offered. We can make some exceptions to this, but in general, we will not accept more than two history-of-philosophy courses from Elgin Community College toward that requirement.
  • In most cases, if an ECC student were to (hypothetically) take all the regular philosophy offerings at ECC, HUM 216 were accepted as Lake Forest’s PHIL 325, and HUM 112-and 113 were accepted as two of Lake Forest’s 290, 291, 292, 320, or 355, she would still need to take one history-of-philosophy course, 305: Comparative Philosophy: East-West, and a senior capstone (either a seminar, a research project, or a thesis).

Theater

Elgin Community College Lake Forest College
THE 132 Acting I THTR 120: Acting I: Being on Stage
THE 122 Intro-Theatre History THTR 230 History of Drama I

THE 134 Improvisation for the Theatre
THE 136 Acting II
THE 142 Movement for the Stage
THE 144 Voice and Speech for the Stage

Elective Credit
THE 160 Introduction to Theatre Technology THTR 160: Stagecraft for Stage and Screen

THE 161 Scenic Design and Technology
THE 164 Lighting Design and Technology
THE 166 Theatrical Sound Design & Technology

THTR 260: Design for the Stage