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Admissions

Oakton Community College: Equivalency Guides for Humanities

American Studies

Oakton Community College Lake Forest College

All other College of Lake County 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 Oakton Community College.
    • Many other courses at Oakton 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 an Oakton 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 Oakton Community College course “HIS 111: United States History 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 Oakton Community College may be used toward a Lake Forest College American Studies major. A maximum of three (3) courses from Oakton 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.
  •  Oakton Community College credits may not be used to fulfill the AMER or AMER 110 200 requirements (see above), or to transfer in as any course at the 300-level or above, including the Senior Seminar requirement (AMER 485).

Communication

Oakton Community College Lake Forest College
EGL 220 Mass Communications Comm 281: Theories of Mass Communication

English

Oakton Community College Lake Forest College

EGL 111 Introduction to Business and Technical Writing

ENGL 111 Professional Writing

EGL 201 Introduction to Creative Writing
or EGL 202 Writing Poetry
or EGL 203 Writing Fiction

ENGL 135 Introduction to Creative Writing

EGL 115 Introduction to Fiction or
EGL 117 Introduction to Poetry or
EGL 129 Introduction to Literature

ENGL 110 Literary Studies
EGL 221 American Literature I ENGL 204 Nineteenth-Century American Literature

EGL 222 American Literature II or
EGL 223 Contemporary American Literature

ENGL 205 Twentieth-Century American Literature
EGL 225 Women and Literature ENGL 228 Women Writing Women
EGL 226 African American Literature ENGL 216 African American Literature I or
ENGL 217 African American Literature II
EGL 231 British Literature I ENGL 211 English Literature I
EGL 232 British Literature II ENGL 212 English Literature II
EGL 234 Introduction to Shakespeare ENGL 220 Shakespeare
EGL 235 Studies in Shakespeare ENGL 220 Shakespeare
Important Notes
  • A maximum of four (4) courses from Oakton College may be used toward a Lake Forest College English major. A maximum of three (3) courses from Oakton College may be used toward a Lake Forest College English minor.
  • Oakton College credit 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 Oakton College appeals will be considered by the chair, but students should be aware that the bar for such appeals is high.

History

Oakton Community College Lake Forest College
HIST 111 United States History to 1877 HIST 200 Foundations of the American Republic
HIST 112 United States History from 1877 HIST 201 Modern America
HIST 207 History of the Ancient World: Rome HIST 204 Roman History
HIST 135 History of the Middle Ages HIST 205 Medieval History

All other Oakton 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 Oakton Community College may be used toward a Lake Forest College History major. A maximum of three (3) courses from Oakton Community College may be used toward a Lake Forest College History minor.
  •  Oakton 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 Oakton 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

Oakton Community College Lake Forest College

ANT 210 3:3:0 Archaeology and the Peoples of Latin America

LNAM major/minor elective

HIS 233 3:3:0 History of Latin America to 1825

LNAM 270: Latin American History

HIS 234 3:3:0 History of Latin America, 1825 to 1945

LNAM major/minor elective

HIS 234 3:3:0 History of Latin America, 1825 to 1945

LNAM 306: Intro Latin American Culture

Modern Languages and Literatures

Oakton Community College

Lake Forest College

CHI 101 Beginning Chinese I

CHIN 110 Beginning Chinese I

CHI 102 Beginning Chinese II

CHIN 112 Beginning Chinese II

CHI 105 Conversational Chinese

CHIN – 200-level elective

CHI 201 Intermediate Chinese I

CHIN 210 Intermediate Chinese

CHI 202 Intermediate Chinese II

CHIN 212 Advanced Intermediate Chinese

FRE 101 Beginning French I

FREN 110 Beginning French I

FRE 102 Beginning French II

FREN 112 Beginning French II

FRE 105 Conversational French

FREN – 200-level elective

FRE 201 Intermediate French I

FREN 210 Interm French: Cultural Emphasis

FRE 202 Intermediate French II

FREN 212 Advanced Intermediate French: Literary Emphasis

FRE 205 French Conversation and Composition

FREN 255 Conversation and Composition

FRE 210 Introduction to French Literature

FREN 325 Intro. to Reading Literature in French

GER 101 Beginning German I

GERM 110 Beginning German I

GER 102 Beginning German II

GERM 112 Beginning German II

GER 105 Conversational German

GERM – 200-level elective

GER 201 Intermediate German I

GERM 210 Intermediate German

ITL 101 Beginning Italian I

ITAL – 100 level elective

ITL 102 Beginning Italian II

ITAL – 100 level elective

ITL 105 Conversational Italian

ITAL – 200 level elective

ITL 201 Intermediate Italian I

ITAL – 200 level elective

ITL 202 Intermediate Italian II

ITAL – 200 level elective

ITL 205 Italian Conversation and Composition

ITAL – 200 level elective

JPN 101 Beginning Japanese I

JAPN 110 Beginning Japanese I

JPN 102 Beginning Japanese II

JAPN 112 Beginning Japanese II

JPN 105 Conversational Japanese

JAPN – 200 level elective

JPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I

JAPN 210 Intermediate Japanese

JPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II

JAPN 212 Advanced Intermediate Japanese

JPN 205 Japanese Conversation and Composition

JAPN – 200-level elective

JPN 206 Japanese Conversation and Reading

JAPN – 300 level elective

SPN 101 Beginning Spanish I

SPAN - 100-level elective

SPN 102 Beginning Spanish II

SPAN111 Accelerated Spanish

or 100-level elective

SPN 105 Conversational Spanish

SPAN – 200-level elective

SPN 201 Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN 210 Intermediate Spanish

SPN 202 Intermediate Spanish II

SPAN 212 Advanced Intermediate Spanish

SPN 205 Spanish Conversation and Composition

SPAN 255 Conversation and Composition

SPN 210 Introduction to Spanish Literature

SPAN 300  Intro. to Reading Literature in Spanish

Music

Oakton Community College Lake Forest College
MUS 104 – Fundamentals of Music MUSC 150 – Fundamentals of Music

MUS 111, 112, 211, 212 - Choir
MUS 117, 118, 217, 218 – Jazz Band

Corresponding Department Ensemble

MUS 121 – Music Theory I PLUS
MUS 119 – Aural Skills I

MUSC 251 – Music Theory I

MUS 122 – Music Theory II PLUS
MUS 120 – Aural Skills II

MUSC 252 – Music Theory II

MUS 145 – Introduction to Music of the U.S.A.
MUS 221 – Music Theory III

Elective Credit

MUS 150-169, 170-189, 250-269, 270-289 –Applied Music

Corresponding Applied Music Lessons

MUS 222 – Music Theory IV PLUS
MUS 220 – Aural Skills IV

MUSC 351 – Music Theory III
HUM 165 – Introduction to World Music MUSC 217 – World Music Survey
Important Notes
  • All Oakton 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

Oakton Community College Lake Forest College
PHL105- Logic PHIL 100-level elective
PHL107 - Business Ethics PHIL 203: Business and Professional Ethics

PHL170 - Introduction to Philosophy of Science

PHIL 100-level elective, or PHIL 225, depending on the particular syllabus
PHL180 - Medical Ethics PHIL 205: Medical Ethics
PHL204 - Environmental Ethics PHIL 210: Environmental Ethics
PHL205 - World Religions Will not count toward philosophy major
PHL215 - Asian Philosophy PHIL 114 or PHIL 275 or 285, depending on the particular syllabus
PHL230 - Ancient and Medieval Philosophy Either PHIL 200-level elective or PHIL 290, depending on specific syllabus

PHL231 - Modern and Contemporary Philosophy

Either PHIL 200-level elective, PHIL 291, PHIL 292, or PHIL 320, depending on specific syllabus
PHL240 - Philosophy of Religion PHIL 223: Does God Exist?

PHL245 - Foundational Religious Texts

Will not count toward philosophy major
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 College of DuPage toward that requirement.
  • In most cases, if an Oakton student were to (hypothetically) take all the regular philosophy offerings at Oakton, and PHL 230 and 231 were accepted as two of Lake Forest’s 290, 291, 292, 320, or 355, she would still need to take PHIL 156: Logic and Styles of Argument, 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).