Approval of transfer credit is always done on a case by case basis, but we can provide some guidelines that may help speed up the procedure. In all cases, we need to know where the course is being/was given, how many hours it meets, what the reading list for the course is, what the requirements are (papers, tests, projects, etc.) and the credentials of the instructor.
For regular lower level courses at accredited four year US colleges and universities, approval is fairly routine. For lower level courses at community colleges and foreign institutions, further scrutiny is required. For upper division courses, we need to verify that the requirements are comparable to an upper-level Rice philosophy course, e. g., that significant papers are required for courses other than logic. We do not approve transfer credit for on-line courses.
Procedure for Transfer Credit equivalent to Rice Philosophy courses:
If you have any questions about this process, please email Charles Siewert at firstname.lastname@example.org, or come to office hours at Humanities 223 (Wed 3-4pm, or by appointment).