Eastern Illinois University and Richland Community College Transfer Guide



From Speech and Drama A.A. to Communication Studies B.S.


Richland Community College - year 1


Semester 1

ENGL 1011 Composition I (ENG 1001G) 3
  IAI Humanities (Hum Gen Ed) 3
  IAI (Soc Beh Gen Ed) 3
  Elective2 (Elective) 3
  Elective (Elective) 3
    15

Semester 2

ENGL 1021 Composition II (ENG 1002G) 3
  IAI MAT3 (MAT Gen Ed) 3
  IAI Fine Arts (FA Gen Ed) 3
  Elective2 3
  Elective (Elective) 3
    15


Richland Community College - year 2


Semester 1

4SPCH 1011 Principles of Speech (CMN 1310G) 3
  IAI Soc Beh (Soc Beh Gen Ed) 3
  IAI BIO (BIO Gen Ed) 4
  Elective (Elective) 3
  Elective (Elective) 3
    16

Semester 2

SPCH 1201 Business and Professional Speaking (CMN 2040) 3
  IAI HUM or FA (HUM or FA Gen Ed) 3
  IAI Physical Sci (PHS Gen Ed) 4
  IAI Soc Beh (Soc Beh Gen Ed) 3
  Elective (Elective) 3
    16

Total: 62 Semester Hours



Eastern Illinois University - year 3


Semester 1

CMN 20101 Introduction to Communication Theories 3
CMN 20201 Communication Research 3
  CMN Option5 (Core or Elective) 3
  CMN Option or Elective5,6 (Upper Level) 3
  Elective6 (Upper Level) 3
    15

Semester 2

CMN 20301 Applied Communication 3
  CMN Option5 (Core or Elective) 3
  CMN Option or Elective5,6 3
  Elective6 (Upper level) 3
  Elective6 (Upper level) 3
    15



Eastern Illinois University - year 4


Semester 1

EIU 4____ (Senior Seminar) 3
  CMN Option5 (Upper Core or Elective) 3
  CMN Option5 (Upper Core or Elective) 3
  CMN Option or Elective5,6 (Upper level) 3
  Elective6 (Upper Level) 3
    15

Semester 2

  CMN Option5 (Upper Core or Elective) 3
  CMN Option5 (Upper Core or Elective) 3
  CMN Option5 (Upper Core or Elective) 3
  CMN Option or Elective5,6 (Upper Level) 3
  Elective6 (Upper Level) 3
    15
Total: 60 Semester Hours
Program Total: 122 Semester Hours
1Must have a grade of "C" or better in Composition I, Composition II and Public Speaking and the CMN Foundations courses.
2Two courses in a single Foreign Language is required for graduation. Students are exempt if 2 years of a single high school Foreign Language with a "C" average is completed.
3May need to take a Mathematics Prerequisite.
4Apply to Eastern and have official transcripts sent now and after each semester completed.
5Choose an Option in Communication Theory and Practice, Corporate Communication, Public Relations, Mass Communication or Rhetoric and Public Advocacy.
6May choose a minor or additional Communication Studies courses. Some minors and Options require additional lower level prerequisities.


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.

Lily Siu
Dean
Communications, Education, Humanities and Fine Arts Division
Richland Community College
One College Park
Decatur, IL 62521
217-875-7211 ext. 386
lsiu@richland.edu
Stephen King
Chair, Communication Studies
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
(217) 581-2016
saking@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 15, 2009 through August 14, 2012 .

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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