Eastern Illinois University and Lake Land College Transfer Guide



From A.A. in Liberal Arts to B.A. in Journalism


Lake Land College - year 1


Semester 1

ENG 1201 (ENG 1001G) 0 - 3
IAI MAT2  (MAT Gen Ed) 0 - 3
POS 162 (PLS 2603) Block A 0 - 3
  IAI Humanities (HUM GEN ED) 0 - 3
  Elective (Elective) 0 - 3
    0 - 15

Semester 2

ENG 1211 (ENG 1002G) 0 - 3
  IAI BIO (BIO GEN ED) 0 - 4
  IAI Fine Arts (FA GEN ED) 0 - 3
  Elective (Elective) 0 - 3
  Elective (Elective) 0 - 3
    0 - 16

Semester 3

    0


Lake Land College - year 2


Semester 1

3SPE 1111 (CMN 1310G) 0 - 3
  IAI Physical Sci (PHS GEN ED) 0 - 4
ANT 200 (ANT 2200G) Block A 0 - 3
JOR 200 (JOU 2001G) 0 - 3
  Elective4 (Elective) 0 - 3
  Elective (Elective) 0 - 1
    0 - 17

Semester 2

  IAI HUM or FA (HUM or FA GEN ED) 0 - 3
ECO 231 (ECN 2801G) Block A 0 - 3
SOC 282 (SOC 2750G) Block A 0 - 3
POS 160 (PLS 1153G) 0 - 3
  Elective4 (Elective) 0 - 3
  Elective (Elective) 0 - 1
    0 - 16

Semester 3

    0

Total: 0 - 64 Semester Hours



Eastern Illinois University - year 3


Semester 1

JOU 2101 News Writing 0 - 3
JOU 2950 Introduction to Visual Communication 0 - 3
HIS 3940 History of American Journalism (Block A) 0 - 3
  Block A Elective5 0 - 3
  Block B Elective6 (Upper Level) 0 - 3
    0 - 15

Semester 2

JOU 2901 Introduction to Copy Editing 0 - 3
JOU 3000 Advanced Reporting and Research 0 - 3
JOU 3401 Journalism Practicum 0 - 1
JOU  Concentration7 0 - 3
  Media & Society Elective8 (Upper level) 0 - 3
  Block B Elective6 (Upper level) 0 - 3
    0 - 16



Eastern Illinois University - year 4


Semester 1

JOU 4102 Journalism Ethics 0 - 3
JOU 3002 Introduction to Multimedia Journalism 0 - 3
JOU  Concentration7 (Upper level) 0 - 3
  Block B Elective6 (Upper level) 0 - 3
EIU 4____ Senior Seminar 0 - 3
    0 - 15

Semester 2

JOU 4771 Communication Law 0 - 3
JOU  Concentration7 (upper level) 0 - 3
JOU  Concentration7 (upper level) 0 - 3
  Block B Elective6 (Upper level) 0 - 3
  Elective 0 - 3
    0 - 15
Total: 0 - 61 Semester Hours
Program Total: 0 - 125 Semester Hours
1Must have a grade of "C" or better in Composition I, Compisition II and Public Speaking.
2May need to take a Mathematics Prerequisite.
3Apply to Eastern and have official transcripts sent now and after each semester completed.
4Two courses in a single Foreign Language is required for graduation. Exempt if 2 years of a high school Foreign Langauge with a "C" average is completed.
5Include 3 subjects from PLS, SOC and/or ECN. See catalog or consult advisor for course listings
6Courses approved by advisor from a single department, integrated into student's program in Journalism.
7Concentrations available in Broadcast News, Writing and Reporting, Editing, Design, Photojournalism, Public Relations, News and Emerging Media.
8Course may be chosen from JOU 3903, 3920, 3951, 3952, 3953, or 4001.


Lake Land College is a public community college founded in 1966 offering career programs that lead to immediate employment, transfer programs which lead to a baccalaureate degree, liberal arts, adult education, special job training and retraining programs. The College enrolls 6,000 students from across East Central Illinois on its main campus in Mattoon and at the Effingham Kluthe Center, Workforce Development Center /IETC, on the Internet and at more than 25 off campus sites. The College is located at 5001 Lake Land Boulevard. (U.S. Route 45), Mattoon, Illinois, near the junction of Interstate 57, exit 184 and U.S. Route 45 and serves a 4,000 square mile district with a population of 201,000.


Eastern Illinois University has a rich tradition of preparing students to accomplish their life goals through a great combination of quality academics and personal relationships.

Consistently ranked in the top third of Midwest universities in its class by U.S. News and World Report, Eastern has earned its reputation by offering a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs taught by an experienced and caring faculty. In addition to reasonable tuition, fees, and room and board rates, Eastern offers a textbook rental system, saving the average student hundreds of dollars per semester.

A variety of excellent on-campus housing opportunities are available on the safe, compact 320-acre campus. Student graduation and retention rates are well above state and national averages, and that success continues after students earn their degrees -- year after year, Eastern ranks high in job placement, alumni satisfaction and employer satisfaction.

Ms. Salisa Hortenstine-Olmsted, Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL, 61938, 217-234-5335, shortens@lakeland.cc.il.us
Sally Renaud, Chair, Department of Journalism
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
217-581-6003
serenaud@eiu.edu



University Catalog
This articulation course matrix is intended to be complete and accurate. However, the Eastern Illinois University Undergraduate Catalog is the official statement of requirements.

Effective Dates
This articulation agreement is valid from August 16, 2009 through August 17, 2011 .

Program Articulation Agreement
This articulation agreement and program requirements are subject to change. See your community college counselor or advisor for updated information prior to registering for courses each semester. Alternatively, you can contact the Transfer Coordinator at Eastern Illinois University by phone at 217-581-7663 or by e-mail at rlpearson@eiu.edu.

University Residency Requirement
The Eastern Illinois University courses listed in the course matrix fulfill the University's residency requirement.

University Graduation Requirements
Among other requirements, students graduating from EIU must have an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher; an GPA of 2.0 or higher in the major; 40 semester hours of upper-division course (3000-4000 level); complete or have documented exemption from two courses in a single foreign language with a GPA of 2.0 or higher; two upper-division writing-intensive courses and electronic writing portfolio submission and assessment. A complete description of undergraduate graduation requirements is in the Eastern Illinois University Undergraduate Catalog.

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