Eastern Illinois University and Richland Community College Transfer Guide

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

Richland Community College - year 1

Semester 1

ENGL 1011 Composition I (ENG 1001G) 3
SPCH 1011 Principles of Speech (CMN 1310G) 3
POLS 110 American National Government (PLS 1153G) 3
  IAI Humanities 3
  Elective2 3

Semester 2

ENGL 1021 Composition II (ENG 1002G) 3
MEDIA 110 Intro to Mass Media (JOU 2001G) 3
  IAI MAT3 3
  Elective2 3
  Elective2 3

Richland Community College - year 2

Semester 1

4MEDIA 101 News Writing & Rpt (JOU 2101) 3
ANTHR 110 Intro to Anthropology (ANT 2200G) Block A 3
  IAI Fine Arts (FA GEN ED) 3
  IAI HUM or FA (HUM or FA GEN ED) 3

Semester 2

ECON 231 Macroeconomics (ECN 2801G) Block A 3
POLS 120 State/Local Pol (PLS 2603) Block A 3
SOCIO 150 Social Problems (SOC 2750G) Block A 3
MEDIA 130 Broadcasting 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 Elective5 3

Semester 2

JOU 3002 Introduction to Multimedia Journalism 3
JOU 3401 Journalism Practicum (waived w/media experience) 1
  Block A Elective6 3
  Block B Elective5 (Upper Level) 3
  Media & Society Elective7 (Upper Level) 3
  JOU Concentration8 3

Eastern Illinois University - year 4

Semester 1

JOU 4102 Journalism Ethics 3
  JOU Concentration8 (Upper Level) 3
  Block B Elective5 (Upper level) 3
JOU 3300 Publication Designs 3
  Elective (If JOU 3401 waived) 1

Semester 2

JOU 4771 Communication Law 3
  JOU Concentration8 (Upper level) 3
  JOU Concentration8 (Upper level) 3
  Block B Elective5 (Upper level) 3
EIU 4____ Senior Seminar 3
Total: 59 Semester Hours
Program Total: 121 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 than 2.5 is required for graduation.

1Must have a grade of "C" or better in Composition I, Composition II and Public Speaking.
2Two 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 OR recommended courses additional classes (beyond introductory classes) in sociology, organizational communication, economics geography, English and political Science. These will be applied to Block A or Block B
3May need to take a Mathematics Prerequisite.
4Apply to Eastern and have official transcripts sent now and after each semester completed.
5Courses approved by advisor 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 Writing & Reporting, Editing, Design, Photojournalism, Public Relations, New & Emerging Media, Broadcast News, Sports Media Relations.

Richland Community College was founded in 1971. The faculty and staff of Richland are committed to meeting the challenges of the new economies and technologies. They are committed to providing the leadership and education required to create a talented pool of people who will help Central Illinois grow and prosper in an increasingly complex world. The following statement of purpose and mission and the requisite goals outline the blueprint, the plan, and the process by which Richland will meet the challenges of the 21st Century. The primary purpose of Richland Community College is to improve the quality of life in Central Illinois by actively serving the educational needs of the people, organizations, and institutions it serves. The College pledges to provide equal access to education and training for all citizens regardless of race, age, gender, religion, national origin, ethnic background, or disability. The mission of Richland Community College is to offer educational programs that enable students to achieve their potential through higher education by obtaining the abilities, attitudes, and skills needed for personal and professional growth.

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.

Jarmese Sherrod
Communications, Education, Humanities and Fine Arts Division
Richland Community College
One College Park
Decatur, IL 62521
217-875-7211 ext. 369
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 15, 2015 through August 14, 2019 .

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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