May 18, 2024  
Transfer Course Guide 
Transfer Course Guide

Core Curriculum Transfer Equivlencies

Conceptual Framework for Core Curriculum

John Wesley advocated using four sources for reflection that would permit relevant, theologically-informed engagement with a rapidly changing world (as named the Wesleyan “quadrilateral” by Albert C. Outler in 1964). Scripture is Wesley’s main source, along with reason, tradition, and experience. Wesley also emphasized the major themes of the redemption narrative (i.e., (1) sinful human nature infused by God’s prevenient grace, (2) justification by faith in Jesus Christ, and (3) sanctification into the fullness of love through the power of the Holy Spirit). 

The four elements of Wesley’s quadrilateral form the framework for our 31 general education credits and 9 credits above this core that are required of all undergraduate students. Our curriculum is taught from a Christian perspective that incorporates the four areas identified by Wesley:

  1. Scripture-Students will need to be well-grounded in the content of the Bible such that they are able to think theologically about the issues they confront.
  2. Tradition-Students will need exposure to the great thinking of the past.
  3. Experience-Students will need to learn experientially, drawing from methods and insights in their discipline.
  4. Reason-Students must be able to reason, developing and refining abilities in critical thinking, reasoning, and creative problem-solving, using today’s technological tools.

This curriculum reflects the belief that our graduates must be able to create a reasoned defense of the Christian faith, demonstrate Christian character traits, and be able to articulate a Christian worldview in their chosen field.

Albert C. Outler, ed., John Wesley (Cambridge: Oxford University Press, 1980).

Required Courses (9-12 Hours)

SWU Courses SMC Equivalent Courses
SEMR 2323  Foundations for Success or HNRS 2323 Honors Foundations for Success1 No equivalent courses
CPSC 1103  Intro to Computers & Info Processing or EDUC 3423 Instructional Tech for Education Majors or a passing score on the CPSC 1103 Challenge Exam***2 No equivalent Course
RELG 2403   Basic Christian Beliefs or (RELG 3383  Theology for Ministry I and RELG 3393  Theology for Ministry II) RELI 230 Introduction to Christian Faith

¹All traditional students must enroll in Foundations for Success (SEMR 2323  or HNRS 2323  ) until they earn the minimum required grade.  Withdrawal is not permitted from either of these courses until after the last day to drop without record, but the withdrawal must be completed before the final withdrawal date.  Students must first consult both their advisor and the instructor before withdrawing from a course.

²No credit toward the computer literacy requirement will be awarded for computer fundamental classes that are more than five years old at the time of transfer or re-admittance.  Challenge Exam for CPSC 1103  :  For a testing fee of $80, students can take a challenge exam for CPSC 1103.  Information concerning preparing for the exam or scheduling it is available from the Center for Teaching Excellence, 864-644-5038.  Students who have previously failed CPSC 1103 at this institution and students who are currently enrolled in the course are not eligible to take the challenge exam. There is no provision for a retest.

General Education Requirements (31-32 Hours)

Specified programs require specific core curriculum courses within the major.  Students should refer to their program requirements.

Humanities/Fine Arts

SWU Courses SMC Equivalent Courses
ASTH 2053   Music and Art Appreciation ARTS 201 Art Appreciation or MUSI 201 Music Appreciation
BIBL 1013   Old Testament Survey or BIBL 1053 Old Testament RELI 211 Old Testament
BIBL 1023   New Testament Survey or BIBL 1063 New Testament RELI 212 New Testatment
ENGL 1003   Freshman Composition I1 ENGL 1003 English Composition I
ENGL 1013   Freshman Composition II1 ENGL 1013 English Composition II
ENGL 2103   Speech Communication SPCH 201 Public Speaking
Choose one history course:  
HIST 1023   Western Civilization I HIST  101 History of Western Civilization I
HIST 1033   Western Civilization II HIST 102 History of Western Civilization II
HIST 1063   Survey of Western Civilization No equivalent course
HIST 2003   American History I HIST 201 History of the United States I
HIST 2013   American History II HIST 202 History of the United States II
HIST 2053   Survey of American History No equivalent course

¹All traditional students must enroll in Freshman Composition (ENGL 1003  followed by ENGL 1013  ) until they earn the minimum required grade.  Please note that a required grade of C- or higher is required in ENGL 1003 and ENGL 1013.  Withdrawal is not permitted from any of these courses until after the last day to drop without record, but the withdrawal must be completed before the final withdrawal date.  Students must first consult both their advisor and the instructor before withdrawing from a course.

Math and Natural Sciences (7-8 Hours)

SWU Courses
SMC Equivalent Courses
Choose one math course:  
MATH 1023   Algebra MATH 103 College Algebra
MATH 1064   Algebra and Trigonometry MATH 122 Elementary Functions II
MATH 1053   Quantitative Reasoning No equivalent course
MATH 2153   Discrete Mathematics No equivalent course
MATH 2504   Calculus I MATH 221 Calculus I
MATH 2514   Calculus II MATH 222 Calculus II
MATH 3524   Calculus III MATH 223 Calculus III
MATH 3533   Differential Equations No equivalent course
Choose one science/lab course:  
BIOL 1114   General Biology I BIOL 101 Principles of Biology I
BIOL 1124   General Biology II BIOL 102 Principles of Biology II
BIOL 1054   Survey of Anatomy and Physiology BIOL 210 or BIOL 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology I or II
BIOL 1044   Introduction to Biology No equivalent course
BIOL 2024   Botany BIOL 201 Botany
BIOL 2034   Zoology BIOL 202 Zoology
BIOL 2074   Environmental Science BIOL 205 Environmental Science
CHEM 1114   General Chemisty I CHEM 101 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1044   Introduction to Chemistry No equivalent course
PHSC 1544   Introduction to Physical Sciences No equivalent course
PHYS 2044   PHysics I Science/lab credit
PHYS 2054   Physics II Science/lab credit

Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 Hours)

SWU Courses
SMC Equivalent Courses
Choose one course:  
ECON 2053   Microeconomics ECO 211 Microeconomics
ECON 2063   Macroeconomics ECO 210 Macroeconomics
INCS 2023   Introduction to Intercultural Studies No equivalent course
PSYC 2003   General Psychology PSYC 101 General Psychology
SOSC 1003   Introduction to Sociology SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology
SOSC 2003  Cultural Anthropology ANTH 101 Cultural Anthropology
SOSC 2123   Race and Ethnic Relations No equivalent course
SOSC 2203   Introduction to U.S. Government POLS 202 American National Government
SOSC 2513   Family Studies SOCI 203 Sociology of the Family

Total Hours (40-44)