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Admissions

Harper Community College: Equivalency Guides for Humanities

American Studies

Harper Community College Lake Forest College

All other Harper 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 Harper College.
    • Many other courses at Harper 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 Harper 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 Harper College course “HST 111: The American Experience to 1877” 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 Harper College may be used toward a Lake Forest College American Studies major. A maximum of three (3) courses from Harper 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.
  •  Harper 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).

Communication

Harper Community College Lake Forest College
MCM 120: Introduction to Mass Communication Comm 281: Theories of Mass Communication

English

Harper Community College Lake Forest College

ENG 103 Technical and Report Writing OR
ENG 130 Business Writing

ENGL 111 Professional Writing

ENG 220 Creative Writing OR
ENG 221 Writing Fiction OR
ENG 222 Writing Poetry

ENGL 135 Introduction to Creative Writing
Important Notes
  • A maximum of four (4) courses from Harper College may be used toward a Lake Forest College English major. A maximum of three (3) courses from Harper College may be used toward a Lake Forest College English minor.
  • Harper 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 Harper College, appeals will be considered by the chair, but students should be aware that the bar for such appeals is high.

History

Harper Community College Lake Forest College
HIST 111: The American Experience to 1877 HIST 200: Foundations of the American Republic

HIST 112: The American Experience since 1877

HIST 201: Modern America

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

200-level elective credit
Important Notes
  • A maximum of four (4) courses from Harper College may be used toward a Lake Forest College History major. A maximum of three (3) courses from Harper College may be used toward a Lake Forest College History minor
  • Harper 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 Harper 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

Harper Community College Lake Forest College
HST121 History of Latin America LNAM 270: Latin American History

Modern Languages and Literatures

Harper Community College

Lake Forest College

CHN 101 Elementary Chinese I

CHIN 110 Beginning Chinese I

CHN 102 Elementary Chinese II

CHIN 112 Beginning Chinese II

CHN 201 Intermediate Chinese I

CHIN 210 Intermediate Chinese

CHN 202 Intermediate Chinese II

CHIN 212 Advanced Intermediate Chinese

FRN 101 Elementary French I

FREN 110 Beginning French I

FRN 102 Elementary French II

FREN 112 Beginning French II

FRN 201 Intermediate French I

FREN 210 Intermediate French

FRN 202 Intermediate French II

FREN 212 Advanced Intermediate French

FRN 205 French Conversation

FREN 255 Conversation and Composition
or 200 level elective

FRN 210 Intro to French Literature

FREN 325 Intro. to Reading Literature in French or 300 level elective

GER 101 Elementary German I

GERM 110 Beginning German I

GER 102 Elementary German II

GERM 112 Beginning German II

GER 201 Intermediate German I

GERM 210 Intermediate German

GER 202 Intermediate German II

GERM 212 Advanced Intermediate German

GER 205 German Conversation

GERM – 200 level elective

GER 210 Introduction to German Literature

GERM – 300 level elective

GER 230 German Civilization and Culture

GERM-300 level elective

JPN 101 Elementary Japanese I

JAPN 110 Beginning Japanese I

JPN 102 Elementary Japanese II

JAPN 112 Beginning Japanese II

JPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I

JAPN 210 Intermediate Japanese

JPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II

JAPN 212 Advanced Intermediate Japanese

JPN 205 Japanese Intensive Oral Practice

JAPN – 200 level elective

SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I

SPAN – 100 level elective

SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II

SPAN 111 Accelerated Spanish
or 100 level elective

SPA 112 Heritage Spanish I

SPAN 260 Spanish for Heritage Speakers

SPA 113 Heritage Spanish II

SPAN 260 Spanish for Heritage Speakers
or 200 level elective

SPA 121 Spanish for Law Enforcement Officers

SPAN - 200 level elective

SPA 122 Spanish for Nursing

SPAN 322 Medical Spanish or 200 level elective

SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN 210 Intermediate Spanish

SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II

SPAN 212 Advanced Intermediate Spanish

SPA 205 Spanish Conversation

SPAN 255 Conversation and Composition
or 200 level elective

SPA 210 Intro to Spanish Literature

SPAN 300 Intro to Reading Literature in Spanish

Music

Harper Community College Lake Forest College
MUS 101 – Fundamentals of Music Theory MUSC 150 – Fundamentals of Music

MUS 102 – Introduction to Electronic/Computer Music

MUSC 225 – Intro to Electronic Music

MUS 104 – Introduction to American Music
MUS 107 – Introduction to Music in Theatre
MUS 211 – Theory of Music III

Elective Credit
MUSC 106 – Introduction to Jazz MUSC 227 – History of Jazz
MUS 108 – Introduction to World Music MUSC 217 – World Music Survey

MUS 111 – Theory of Music I PLUS
MUS 115 – Aural Skills I

MUSC 251 – Music Theory I

MUS 112 – Theory of Music II PLUS
MUS 116 – Aural Skills II

MUSC 252 – Music Theory II

MUS 130 - Choir
MUS 136 – Community Choir
MUS 140 – Band
MUS 150 - Orchestra

Corresponding Department Ensemble

MUS 180-199 – Instrument Lessons
MUS 280-299 – Instrument Lessons

Corresponding Applied Music Lessons

MUS 212 – Theory of Music IV PLUS
MUS 216 – Aural Skills IV

MUSC – 351 – Music Theory III
Important Notes
  • All Harper 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

Harper Community College Lake Forest College
Phil 102: Symbolic Logic PHIL 156: Logic and Styles of Argument
Phil 101: Critical Thinking PHIL 100-level elective
Phil 105: Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 110: Introduction to Philosophy: Classical Questions, or another 100-level Introduction to Philosophy course, depending on the particular syllabus
Phil 115: Ethics PHIL 118: Why Philosophy Matters
Phil 120: Social and Political Philosophy PHIL 117: Political Philosophy
Phil 150: Business Ethics PHIL 203: Business and Professional Ethics
Phil 160: Non-Western Philosophy PHIL 100-level elective, PHIL 114, or another elective course, depending on the particular syllabus
Phil 170: Environmental Ethics PHIL 210: Environmental Ethics
Phil 180: Biomedical Ethics PHIL 118: Why Philosophy Matters, or PHIL 205: Medical Ethics, depending on the particular syllabus
Phil 205: Religions of the World Will not count toward philosophy major
Phil 210: Death and Dying PHIL 200-level elective
Phil 215: Religion in America Will not count toward philosophy major
Phil 220: Philosophy of Religion PHIL 223: Does God Exist?

Phil 231: History of Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval

Either PHIL 200-level elective or PHIL 290, depending on specific syllabus
Phil 232: History of Philosophy: Modern Either PHIL 200-level elective, PHIL 291, PHIL 292, or PHIL 320, depending on specific syllabus
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 William Rainey Harper College toward that requirement.
  • In most cases, if a Harper student were to (hypothetically) take all the regular philosophy offerings at Harper, and Phil 231 and 232 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, PHIL 325: Major Ethical Theories, PHIL 305: Comparative Philosophy: East-West, and a senior capstone (either a seminar, a research project, or a thesis).

Theater

Harper Community College Lake Forest College
THE 212 Acting I THTR 120: Acting I: Being on Stag
THE 216 Stagecraft THTR 160: Stagecraft for Stage and Screen
THE 190-93 Applied Theatre Practicum THTR 200: Production Practicum
THE 213 Acting II Elective credit