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Transfer Information: Course Equivalencies

Northwestern Michigan College equivalency guide

Calvin's policy allows students to transfer up to 70 semester hours of credit from 2 year institutions. The table below lists the most commonly transferred courses and indicates if they fill one of Calvin's core requirements. Courses not listed here may also transfer.

Contact the Transfer Advisor for more information about Calvin course equivalencies.

Northwestern Michigan Calvin Equivalent  
ART 100 Art Appreciation   ARTS CORE ARTS CORE
ART 111 History of Western Art I ARTH 101 Intro to the History of Art I ARTS CORE
ART 112 History of Western Art II ARTH 102 Intro to the History of Art II ARTS CORE
ART 116 World Cultures ARTS CORE ARTS CORE
ART 213 Modern Art History ARTS CORE ARTS CORE
AST 109 Planetary Astronomy ASTR 110 Planets, Stars, & Galaxies PHYSICAL WORLD
AST 119 Astronomy ASTR 111 The Solar System PHYSICAL WORLD
BIO 105 Living in the Environment BIOL 111 Biological Science BIOLOGY
BIO 106 Human Biology BIOL 115 Human Biology BIOLOGY
BIO 109 Principles of Life Science   LIVING WORLD CORE BIOLOGY
BIO 115 Biology I BIOL 141 Cell Biology & Genetics BIOLOGY
BIO 208 Microbiology BIOL 207 Medical Microbiology BIOLOGY
BIO 227/228 Human Biology & Physiology I II (Both must be taken in order to transfer) BIOL 205/206 Human Anat & Physiology
BUS 101 Intro to Business BUS 160 Intro to Business & Org Mgt
CIT 100 Computers in Business--An Intro INFO TECHNOLOGY INFO TECH
CHM 101 Introductory Chemistry CHEM 101 The Molecular World PHYSICAL WORLD
CHM 150 General Chemistry I + Lab CHEM 103 General Chemistry PHYSICAL WORLD
CHM 151 General Chemistry II + Lab CHEM 104 General Chemistry PHYSICAL WORLD
CHM 250 Organic Chemistry I CHEM 261 Organic Chemistry I
CHM 251 Organic Chemistry II CHEM 262 Organic Chemistry II
COM 101 Intro to Communication RHET CORE RHETORIC
COM 111 Public Speaking CAS 101 Oral Rhetoric RHETORIC
COM 201 Mass Comm & Culture RHET CORE RHETORIC
DNC 101 Beginning Dance PE CORE HEALTH/FIT
DNC 110 Modern Dance I PER 153 Modern Dance I HEALTH/FIT
DNC 111 Modern Dance II PER 163 Modern Dance II HEALTH/FIT
ECO 121 Basic Econ ECON 151 Principles of Econ SOCIETAL STRUCT
ECO 201 Principles of MacroEcon ECON 222 Principles of MacroEcon
ECO 221 Principles of MicroEcon ECON 221 Principles of MicroEcon SOCIETAL STRUCT
ENG 210 Children's Literature ENGL 325 Children's Literature
ENG 240 Intro to Literature ENGL 205 Understanding Literature LITERATURE
ENG 241 Mythology CLAS 231 Classical Mythology ARTS CORE
ENG 242 Women in Literature ENGL 290 Literature and Women LITERATURE
ENG 250 Classical Literature CLAS 211 Classical Literature LITERATURE
ENG 254 Shakespeare ENGL 346 Shakespeare
ENG 262 American Literature LIT CORE LITERATURE
ENG 263 World Literature ENGL 210 World Literature I LITERATURE
ENGL 111/112 English Composition-both required for transfer ENGL 101 Written Rhetoric WRITTEN RHETORIC
ENGL 261 British Literature LIT CORE LITERATURE
GEO 108 Geog of U.S. & Canada GEOG 241 Geog of the US & Canada
GEO 109 World Regional Geog GEOG 110 World Regional Geography GLOBAL/HISTORICAL
HF 100 Lifetime Fitness PE CORE  HEALTH/FIT
HF 111 Fitness Circuit I PER 106 Aerobic Exercise HEALTH/FIT
HF 1112 Fitness Circuit II PER 106 Aerobic Exercise HEALTH/FIT
HF 113 Fitness Circuit III PER 106 Aerobic Exercise HEALTH/FIT
HF 114 Fitness Circuit IV PER 106 Aerobic Exercise HEALTH/FIT
HF 120 Aerobic Workout I PER 105 Aerobic Dance HEALTH/FIT
HF 121 Aerobic Dance I PER 105 Aerobic Dance HEALTH/FIT
HF 122 Step Aerobics I PER CORE 1 HEALTH/FIT
HF 126 Lap Swim PER 108 Lap Swim HEALTH/FIT
HF 127 Lap Swim II PER 170 Swimming II HEALTH/FIT
HST 101 Western Civ to 1500AD HIST 151 History of West &  World I HISTORY
HST 102 Western Civ from 1500 HIST 152 History of West & World II HISTORY
HST 212 African-American History HIST 255 African-American History
HUM 101 Intro to Humanities ARTS CORE ARTS CORE
HUM 102 Intro to Humanities ARTS CORE ARTS CORE
MLF 101 Elem French I FREN 101 Elem French
MLF 102 Elem French II FREN 102 Elem French
MLF 201 Interm French I FREN 201 Interm French
MLF 202 Interm French II FREN 202 Interm French LANGUAGE CORE
MLG 111 Elem German I GERM 101 Elem German
MLG 112 Elem German II GERM 102 Elem German
MLG 211 Interm German I GERM 201 Interm German
MLG 212 Interm German II GERM 202 Interm German LANGUAGE CORE
MLS 121 Elem Spanish I SPAN 101 Elem Spanish
MLS 122 Elem Spanish II SPAN 102 Elem Spanish
MLS 221 Interm Spanish I SPAN 201 Interm Spanish
MLS 222 Interm Spanish II SPAN 202 Interm Spanish LANGUAGE CORE
MTH 131 Intro to Probability & Stats MATH 143 Intro to Probability & Stats MATH
MTH 141 Calculus I MATH 161 Calculus MATH
MUS 105 Intro to Music ARTS CORE ARTS CORE
MUS 110 Music Appreciation MUSC 204 Music History ARTS CORE
MUS 111 Music Appreciation Jazz ARTS CORE ARTS CORE
MUS 229 Music History & Literature ARTS CORE ARTS CORE
MUS 230 Music History & Literature ARTS CORE ARTS CORE
OUT 132 Rock Climbing I PER 142 Rock Climbing HEALTH/FIT
PE 105 Volleyball I PER 135 Volleyball I HEALTH/FIT
PE 106 Volleyball II PER 175 Volleyball II HEALTH/FIT
PE 107 Basketball I PER 173 Basketball HEALTH/FIT
PE 109 Softball PER141 Slo-Pitch Softball HEALTH/FIT
PE 111 Soccer PER 185 Soccer HEALTH/FIT
PE 120 Tennis I PER 133 Tennis I HEALTH/FIT
PE 121 Tennis II PER 183 Tennis II HEALTH/FIT
PE 135 Weightlifting I PER 107 Weight Training HEALTH/FIT
PE 144 Tea Kwon Do I PER 171 Karate HEALTH/FIT
PHL 101 Intro to Philosophy PHIL CORE PHILOSOPHY
PHL 110 Logic PHIL 171 Intro to Logic
PHL 205 Ethics PHIL 205 Ethics
PHY 105 Physics of the World Around Us PHYS 110 Physical Science PHYSICAL WORLD
PHY 121 General Physics I PHYS 221 General Physics I PHYSICAL WORLD
PHY 122 General Physics II PHYS 222 General Physics II PHYSICAL WORLD
PLS 101 Survey of American Gov. POLS 101 American Politics SOCIETAL STRUCT
PLS 211 International Relations POLS 207 Intro to Intern'l Relations GLOBAL/HISTORICAL
PSY 101 Intro to Psychology PSYC 151 Introductory Psychology PERSONS IN COMM
PSY 211 Developmental Psychology PSYC 201 Developmental Psychology: Lifespan
PSY 250 Abnormal Psychology PSYC 212 Psychopathology
SOC 101 Intro to Sociology SOC 151 Sociological Principles SOCIETAL STRUCT
SOC 113 Intro to Cultural Anthropology SOC 153 Intro to Cultural Anthropology GLOBAL/HISTORICAL
SOC 211 Marriage & Family SOC 304 The Family
SWK 121 Intro to Social Work SOWK 240 Intro to Social Work & Social Welfare
THR 101 Intro to Theater CAS 217 Principles of Theatre ARTS CORE
THR 151 Basic Acting CAS 218 Principles of Acting



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