Eastern Illinois University and Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Transfer Guide

From A.A. in Journalism to B.A. in Journalism

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges - year 1

Semester 1

ENG 11111 (ENG 1001G) 3
SPE 11011 (CMN 1310G) 3
PLS 21012 (PLS 1153G) 3
  IAI Humanities (HUM GEN ED) 3
  Elective3 (Elective) 3

Semester 2

ENG 11211 (ENG 1002G) 3
JLM 1111 (JOU 2001G) 3
  Elective (Elective) 3
  Elective 3 (Elective) 3

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges - year 2

Semester 1

5JLM 1121 (JOU 2101) 3
ANT 2101 or 21022 (ANT 2200G) Block A 3
  PE/Hlth/Nutr6 (Elective) 3
  IAI Fine Arts (FA GEN ED) 3

Semester 2

ECN 2101 (ECN 2801G) Block A 3
PLS 2103 (PLS 2603) Block A 3
SOC 21022 (SOC 2750G) Block A 3
  IAI HUM or FA (HUM or FA GEN ED) 3
  IAI Physical Sci (PHS GEN ED) 4

Total: 62 Semester Hours

Eastern Illinois University - year 3

Semester 1

JOU 2901 Introduction to Copy Editing 3
JOU 2950 Introduction to Visual Communication 3
JOU 3000 Advanced Reporting and Research 3
HIS 3940 History of American Journalism (Block A) 3
  Block B Elective7 3

Semester 2

JOU 3002 Introduction to Multimedia Journalism 3
JOU 3401 Journalism Practicum 1
  Block A Elective8 3
  Block B Elective7 (Upper Level) 3
  Media & Society Elective9 (Upper Level) 3
  JOU Concentration10 3

Eastern Illinois University - year 4

Semester 1

JOU 4102 Journalism Ethics 3
  JOU Concentration10 (Upper level) 3
  Block B Elective7 (Upper level) 3
EIU 4___ Senior Seminar 3
  Elective or Foreign Language3 3 - 4
    15 - 16

Semester 2

JOU 4771 Communication Law 3
  JOU Concentration10 (Upper Level) 3
  JOU Concentration10 (Upper Level) 3
  Block B Elective7 (Upper Level) 3
  Elective or Foreign Language3 3 - 4
    15 - 16
Total: 61 - 63 Semester Hours
Program Total: 123 - 125 Semester Hours
Accreditation - Teh EIU Journalism Program is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACESMC). The ACEJMC requires 80 semester hours outside of Journalism where 65 must be from the liberal arts and sciences.

Note - A grade of "C" or better is required in all Journalism course work. A major GPA of no less than 2.5 is required for graduation.

1Must have a grade of "C" or better in Composition I and II, Public Speaking.
2Meets the Human Diversity Requirement for IECC. (See IECC catalog for list of approved courses.
3Two courses in a single Foreign Language is required for graduation. Exempt if 2 years of a H.S. Foriegn Language with a "C" average is completed.
4May need to take a Mathematics Prerequisite.
5Apply to Eastern and have official transcripts sent now and after each semester completed.
6Choose from IECC's EDU 1107, 1108, 1111, 2108, or HEC 1101.
7Courses approved by advisor from a single department, integrated into student's program in Journalism.
8Include 3 subjects from PLS, SOC and/or ECN. See catalog or consult advisor for course listings.
9Course may be chosen from JOU 3903, 3920, 3951, 3952, 3953, or 4001.
10Concentrations available in Writing & Reporting, Editing, Design, Photojournalism, Public Relations, New & Emerging Media, Broadcast News.

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District #529 (IECC) is located in a 3,000 square-mile area of southeastern Illinois near the Illinois-Indiana border. The multi-campus district includes Frontier Community College at Fairfield, Lincoln Trail College at Robinson, Olney Central College at Olney, and Wabash Valley College at Mt. Carmel. Each of the colleges is located in a small-town setting, with convenient access to larger cities in Illinois and Indiana. The colleges serve as centers for educational and cultural excellence, attracting not only recent high school graduates but also many older students who are upgrading their skills, earning the first two years of a four-year degree, or participating in plays, concerts, and seminars. The College District also includes a highly successful Workforce Education program which provides short-term training for some 10,000 employees each year at plant sites throughout the state of Illinois and in other states and countries as well.

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.

Rita Adams
Program Director
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges
IECC District 259 Office
233 East Chestnut
Olney, IL 62450
(618) 393-2982
Sally Renaud
Chair, Department of Journalism
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099

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 23, 2009 through August 18, 2013 .

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 ripearson@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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