Eastern Illinois University and William Rainey Harper College Transfer Guide

From A.A. in Environmental Studies to B.S. in Geography, Environmental Studies Option

William Rainey Harper College - year 1

Semester 1

ENG 1011 Composition (ENG 1001G) 3
BIO 103 Man and Environment (BIO 2002G) - ENV Conc. 3
PHI 101 Critical Thinking (PHI 1900G) 3
GEG 1002 Cultural Geography (GEG 1100G) 3
  Elective 3

Semester 2

ENG 1021 Composition (ENG 1002G) 3
MTH 1653 Elementary Statistics (MAT 2250G) 4
GEO 103 Environmental Geology (GEL 3010G)-ENV Conc. 4
  IAI Fine Arts (FA Gen Ed) 3
PHI 1702 Environmental Ethics (PHI 2500G) 3

William Rainey Harper College - year 2

Semester 1

4SPE 1011 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (CMN 1310G) 3
PHI 115 Ethics (PHI Elective Gen Ed) 3
ANT  202 or ECO 211 Cultural Anthropology or Microeconomics (ANT 2200G or ECN 2802G) 3
GEG 210 Economic Geography (GEG 3600 SB Gen Ed) 3
BIO 1042 Environmental Laboratory Biology (BIO Elective) 4

Semester 2

PSC 270 Global Politics (PLS 2253G) 3
MGT 111 Introduction to Business Organization (CTE 1420) 3
CAS 160 (MIS Elective) 3
PHS 1052 Energy and Society (GEL 2300G) 4
  Elective2 3

Total: 64 Semester Hours

Eastern Illinois University - year 3

Semester 1

ESC 1300G or 1500G Introduction to Earth Sciences or Introduction to Physical Geography and Earth Systems Science 4
GEG 1200G World Regional Geography 3
GEG 3025 Geography of the United States and Canada 3
  ENV Con. Elective5 (Upper Level) 3
  Elective or Foreign Language6 3

Semester 2

ESC 1400G Weather and Climate 4
GEG 3200 Human Impacts on the Environment 3
GEG 3420 Principles of Geomorphology 3
  ENV Conc. Elective5 (Upper Level) 3
  Elective or Foreign Language6 3

Eastern Illinois University - year 4

Semester 1

GEG 3875 Field Method 3
GEG 3885 Quantitative Methods in Geography 3
  ENV Conc. Elective5 (Upper Level) 3
  Elective5 (Upper Level) 3
  Elective5 (Upper Level) 3

Semester 2

GEG 3800 Introduction to Cartography 3
EIU 4_____ Senior Seminar 3
  ENV Conc. Elective5 (Upper Level) 3
  Elective5 (Upper Level) 3
Total: 59 Semester Hours
Program Total: 123 Semester Hours
1A grade of "C" or better is required for EIU graduation.
2Electives chosen from approved Environmental Studies courses: BIO 104, GEG 100, PHS 105, PHI 170 and other approved electives.
3Students may need a math prerequisite based on Math Placement Exam.
4Apply to Eastern one year prior to enrollment. Have official transcripts sent from College and high school.
5Electives are chosen in consultation with Eastern Illinois University faculty advisor.
6Completion of the second semester of a single foreign language is a graduation requirement. Stuents are exempt if two full years of a high school foreign languge is complete with a "C" average or better.

With a firm commitment to the dignity and significance of each individual, Harper College strives to help each student find his or her place in the world. We seek to provide the necessary training so that every student can achieve his or her personal goals. And, above all, we desire to create an environment in which questions may be asked, theories may be tested and every student who passes through our doors may realize his or her full potential. This has been our goal for more than three decades. It will guide us through the new millennium.

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.

Jacque Mott
Assistant Professor
William Rainey Harper College
1200 W. Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067-7398
(847) 925-6894
James Davis, Interim Chair,
Department of Geology/Geography
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-2626

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, 2011 through August 15, 2015 .

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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