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Harper College Transfer Credit Guides

We make transferring your credits from Harper College easy!

Lake Forest College has a special partnership with Harper College to provide you with a better look at how your credits can transfer from Harper to Lake Forest.

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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.

o   AMER 110: Introduction to American Studies is only offered every other academic year.

o   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.

o   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.

o   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).

 

Biology

Harper College

Lake Forest College

Bio 115 and Bio 116

Bio 120 and a Bio 13X/14X

CHM 121

Chem 115

CHM 122

Chem 116

MTH 135 or MTH 200

Math 110

 

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB)

Harper College

Lake Forest College

BIO 115*

BIOL 120

CHM 121

CHEM 115

CHM 122

CHEM 116

CHM 204

CHEM 220

CHM 205

CHEM 221

MTH 200

MATH 110

MTH 201

MATH 111

PHY 121 OR PHY 201

PHYS 110

PHY 122 OR PHY 202

PHYS 111

*NOTES

·       Although it is not required, it is recommended to take additional biology courses above BIO 115.

·       No Harper College course will fill the requirement for Lake Forest College BIOL 221, which should be taken as soon as possible at Lake Forest College to accommodate the 300-level required courses.

 

Chemistry

Harper College

Lake Forest College

CHM 121: General Chemistry I

CHEM 115: Chemistry I

CHM 122: General Chemistry II

CHEM 116: Chemistry II

CHM 204: Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 220: Organic Chemistry I

CHM 205: Organic Chemistry II

CHEM 221: Organic Chemistry II

General notes:

·       Other chemistry courses (CHM 100: Chemistry for the Health Sciences, CHM 103: The Chemistry Connection, CHM 105: Chemical World, CHM 110: Fundamentals of Chemistry, CHM 125: Organic and Biochemistry for the Health Sciences, CHM 201: Basic Organic Chemistry, CHM 210: Quantitative Analysis, CHM 220: Biochemistry) do not count toward the Lake Forest College Chemistry major.

·       A maximum of four (4) courses from Harper College in chemistry may be used toward a Lake Forest College Chemistry major or minor. A maximum of four non-chemistry courses from Harper College may be used toward a Lake Forest College Chemistry major (these include Calculus I and II (MTH 200 & 201) as well as two semesters of physics (either General Physics I & II (PHY 121 & 122) or General Physics I & II (PHY 201 & 202).


Communication

Harper Community College

Lake Forest College

MCM 120: Introduction to Mass Communication

Comm 281: Theories of Mass Communication


Economics, Business, and Finance

Harper College Class

Lake Forest College Department Class

MTH 134 Calculus for Social Scientists
OR
MTH 200 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I


MATH 110 Calculus

MTH 124 Finite Math

MATH 160 Math Methods (Business only)

ECO 211 Microeconomics
AND
ECO 212 Macroeconomics


ECON 110 Principles of Economics*

MTH 165 Elementary Statistics
OR
MGT 225 Applied General Statistics


BUSN/ECON/FIN 130 Applied Statistics

MKT 245 Principles of Marketing

BUSN 225 Marketing Theory

MKT 255 Marketing Research
MGT 274 Operations Research

BUSN 300-Level Elective

ACC 101 Introduction to Financial Accounting

BUSN 230 Financial Accounting

ACC 102 Managerial Accounting

BUSN 331 Managerial Accounting

ACC 201 Intermediate Accounting I

BUSN 330 Intermediate Accounting

No classes fulfill Lake Forest’s FIN 210 Requirement

FIN 210 Financial Management

PHIL 150 Business Ethics

PHIL 203 Business & Professional Ethics

ECO 210 Money and Banking

ECON 200-Level Elective

* Students can request credit for ECON 110 with only ECO 211 OR ECO 212.

No courses satisfy the requirements for BUSN 210 (Managerial Economics), ECON 210 (Intermediate Microeconomics) or ECON 220 (Macroeconomics).

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

 

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.

 

Neuroscience

Harper College

Lake Forest College

BIO 115 (Fundamentals of Cellular Biology) AND
BIO 116 (Fundamentals of Organismal Biology)

BIOL 120L (Organismal Biology & Lab)

CHM 121 (General Chemistry I)

CHEM 115L (General Chemistry I & Lab)

CHM 122 (General Chemistry II)

CHEM 116L (General Chemistry II & Lab)

PSY 101 (Intro to Psych) AND
One statistics course (MTH 165 or MTH 225)

PSYC 110L (Intro to Psychological Science & Lab)

 

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).

 

Psychology

Harper College

Harper College

Lake Forest College

PSY 101 (Intro to Psych) AND one statistics course (MTH 165 or MTH 225)

PSYC 110L (Intro to Psychological Science & Lab)

PSY 225 (Theories of Personality)

PSYC 375 (Personality) – Menu A

PSY 230 (Abnormal Psychology)

PSYC 350 (Abnormal Psychology) – Menu A

PSY 235 (Learning Theory & Human Behavior)

PSYC 320 (Learning) – Menu B

Any additional PSY course will satisfy the LFC PSYC Elective requirement

 

Sociology and Anthropology

Harper College

Lake Forest College

ANT 101* 
ANT 202* 
SOC 101*

SOAN 110

GEC 110 
LEJ 205 
Any ANT course** EXCEPT ANT 101 or 202 
Any SOC course EXCEPT SOC 101

Counts as 200-level elective, only two fulfill major requirements (see above)

*Students can only receive major credit for ONE of these courses.
**No methods course can replace Lake Forest College SOAN methods courses.

 

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