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Admissions

McHenry County College: Equivalency Guides for Humanities

American Studies

McHenry County College Lake Forest College

All other McHenry County 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 McHenry County College.
    • Many other courses at McHenry County 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 McHenry County 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 McHenry County College course “HIS 170: United States History 1” 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 McHenry County College may be used toward a Lake Forest College American Studies major. A maximum of three (3) courses from McHenry County 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.
  •  McHenry County 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

McHenry County College Lake Forest College
ENG 105 Technical Communications ENGL 110 Introduction to Professional Writing
ENG 240 Introduction to Shakespeare ENGL 220 Shakespeare
ENG 250 Creative Writing ENGL 135 Creative Writing

ENG 251 Introduction to Literature OR
ENG 252 Studies in Literature

ENGL 110 Literary Studies
ENG 255 British Literature to 1800 ENGL 211 English Literature I
ENG 256 British Literature 1800 to present ENGL 212 English Literature II
ENG 260 American Literature to 1860 ENGL 204 Nineteenth-Century American Literature

ENG 261 American Literature 1860 to present

ENGL 205 Twentieth-Century Literature
ENG 275 Women’s Literature ENGL 228 Women Writing Women
Important Notes
  • A maximum of four (4) courses from McHenry Community College may be used toward a Lake Forest College English major. A maximum of three (3) courses from McHenry Community College may be used toward a Lake Forest College English minor.
  • McHenry 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 McHenry Community College, appeals will be considered by the chair, but students should be aware that the bar for such appeals is high.

History

McHenry County College Lake Forest College
HIST 170 United States History I HIST 200 Foundations of the American Republic
HIST 172 United States History II HIST 201 Modern America

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

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

McHenry County College Lake Forest College
HIS 165 History of Latin America LNAM 270: Latin American History
PLT 261 Modern Latin America LNAM 219: Politics of Latin America

 

Modern Languages and Literatures

McHenry

Lake Forest College

FRE 151 ELEMENTARY FRENCH I

FREN 110 Beginning French I

FRE 152 ELEMENTARY FRENCH II

FREN 112 Beginning French II

FRE 251 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I

FREN 210 Intermediate French

FRE 252 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II

FREN 212 Advanced Intermediate French

GER 151 ELEMENTARY GERMAN I

GERM 110 Beginning German I

GER 152 ELEMENTARY GERMAN II

GERM 112 Beginning German II

GER 251 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I

GERM 210 Intermediate German

GER 252 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II

GERM 212 Advanced Intermediate German

SPA 101 OCCUPATIONAL SPANISH I

SPAN - 100 level elective

SPA 102 OCCUPATIONAL SPANISH II

SPAN 111 or 100-level elective

SPA 151 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I

SPAN - 100-level elective

SPA 152 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II

SPAN 111 Accelerated Spanish or

100-level elective

SPA 251 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I

SPAN 210 Intermediate Spanish

SPA 252 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II

SPAN 212 Advanced Intermediate Spanish

SPA 290 TOPICS IN SPANISH

SPAN – 200 level elective

Music

McHenry County College Lake Forest College

MUS 100 - Chorus
MUS 160 – Jazz Ensemble
MUS 162 – Concert Band

Corresponding Department Ensemble
MUS 101 – Funds of Music MUSC 150 – Fundamentals of Music

MUS 104 – Intro to Electronic Music Processing

MUSC 225 – Intro to Electronic Music

MUS 140 – Music Theory I PLUS
MUS 141 – Musicianship I

MUSC 251 – Music Theory I

MUS 145 – Music Theory II PLUS
MUS 146 – Musicianship II

MUSC 252 – Music Theory II

MUS 153 – Introduction to Non-Western Music

MUSC 217 – World Music Survey

MUS 154 – Introduction to American Music
MUS 240 – Music Theory III

Elective Credit
MUS 201-219 – Applied Music Corresponding Applied Music Lessons

MUS 245 – Music Theory IV PLUS
MUS 246 – Musicianship IV

MUSC 351 – Music Theory III
Important Notes
  • All McHenry County 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

McHenry County College Lake Forest College
Phil 151: Introduction To Philosophy PHIL 110: Introduction to Philosophy: Classical Questions, or another Introduction to philosophy course, depending on the particular syllabus
Phil 155: Introduction to Logic PHIL 100-level elective
Phil 158: Studies About Women Either will not count toward the philosophy major, or will count as PHIL 200: Philosophy of Gender, depending on the particular syllabus
Phil 160: Eastern Philosophy PHIL 114: Asian Thought
Phil 240: Philosophy Of Religion PHIL 223: Does God Exist?
Phil 251: Introduction to Ethics PHIL 118: Why Philosophy Matters
Phil 252: Bioethics PHIL 118: Why Philosophy Matters, PHIL 205: Medical Ethics, or 200-level elective, depending on the particular syllabus
Phil 255: Living With Death Will not count toward philosophy major
Phil 261: Religions Of The World Will not count toward philosophy major
Phil 262: Foundational Religious Texts Will not count toward philosophy major
PHL 290: Topics in Philosophy PHIL 200-level elective
Important Notes
  • In most cases, if a MCC student were to (hypothetically) take all the regular philosophy offerings at MCC, unless the topic for MCC’s PHL 290 matched one of our required courses for the major, she would have taken only electives toward the Lake Forest College Philosophy Major, and would have all seven of the required courses still to take.

Theater

McHenry County College Lake Forest College
THE 157 Acting 1 - Preparation THTR 120: Acting I: Being on Stage
THE 159 Stagecrafts THTR 160: Stagecraft for Stage and Screen

THE 158 Acting II - The Actor at Work

Elective credit
THE 153 Theatre Practice THTR 200: Practicum