Eastern Illinois University and Southwestern Illinois College Transfer Guide



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


Southwestern Illinois College - year 1


Semester 1

ENG 1011 (ENG 1001G) 3
ECON 201 (ECN 2801G) Block A 3
JOUR 101 (JOU 2101) 3
SPCH 1511 (CMN 1310G) 3
  Math Gen Ed2 (MAT Gen Ed) 4
    16

Semester 2

ENG 1021 (ENG 1002G) 3
JOUR 110 (JOU 2901) 3
SOC 203 (SOC 2750G) Block A 3
ANTH 150 (ANT 2200G) Block A 3
  Life Sci Gen Ed (BIO Gen Ed) 4
    16


Southwestern Illinois College - year 2


Semester 1

3HIST 180 (HIS 2010G) 3
POLS 150 (PLS 1153G) 3
LIT 213 (ENG HUM Gen Ed) 3
MCOM 201 (CMN 2520) 3
  Physical Sci Gen Ed (PHS SCI Gen Ed) 4
    16

Semester 2

ART 116 (INT 2123) 3
POLS 262 (PLS 2603) Block A 3
LIT 214 (ENG HUM Gen Ed) 3
  Fine Arts Gen Ed (FA Gen Ed) 3
  Human Well-Being4 (Elective) 2
  Electives (Elective) 2
    16

Total: 64 Semester Hours



Eastern Illinois University - year 3


Semester 1

JOU 2001G Journalism and Democracy 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 Elective5 3
    15

Semester 2

JOU 3002 Introduction to Multimedia Journalism 3
JOU 3401 Journalism Practicum 1
  Block A Elective6 3
  Block B Elective5 (Upper level) 3
  Media & Society Elective7 (Upper level) 3
  JOU Concentration8 3
    16



Eastern Illinois University - year 4


Semester 1

JOU 4102 Journalism Ethics 3
  JOU Concentration8 (Upper level) 3
  Block B Elective5 (Upper level) 3
EIU 4____ Senior Seminar 3
  Elective or Foreign Lang9 3 - 4
    15 - 16

Semester 2

JOU 4771 Communication Law 3
  JOU Concentration8 (Upper level) 3
  JOU Concentration8 (Upper level) 3
  Block B Elective5 (Upper level) 3
  Elective or Foreign Lang9 3 - 4
    15 - 16
Total: 61 - 63 Semester Hours
Program Total: 125 - 127 Semester Hours
Accreditation-The EIU Journalism Program is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). 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 that 2.5 is required for graduation.

1Must have a grade of "C" or better in Composition I, Composition 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.
4See Graduateion Requirements in Community College Catalog for Associate in Arts or Associate in Science Degree.
5Courses approved by adivsor from a single department, integrated into student's program in Journalism.
6Include 3 subjects from PLS, SOC and/or ECN. See catalog or consult advisor for course listings.
7Course may be chosen from JOU 3903, 3920, 3951, 3952, 3953, or 4001.
8Concentrations available in Wirting & Reporting, Editing, Design, Photojournalism, Public Relations, New & Emerging Media, Broadcast News.
9Two courses in a single Foreign Language is required for graduation. Exempt if 2 years of a H.S. Foreign language with a "C" average is completed.


Southwestern Illinois College upholds the dignity and worth of all people and believes that learning is a life-long process which enhances the quality of life. The college provides for individual growth through educational excellence and active partnerships with students and the community. We will promote the value of education throughout our institution and our communities by providing quality programs and services that empower learners to achieve their goals, strengthen their self-esteem and independence, and provide the means for improving their economic well-being and quality of life. We will strive to ensure that our actions are in accord with our standards, that we are honest with one another, and that we follow through on our promises and obligations. We believe that education does not end when a degree is earned and that not all learners seek a degree. We will therefore strive to create a learning community that is open-ended and committed to providing opportunities for continuous learning.


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.

Monica Hatch
Southwestern Illinois College
2500 Carlyle Avenue
Belleville, IL 62221-5899
618-235-2700 ext5413, monica.hatch@swic.edu
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 15, 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 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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