Eastern Illinois University and Richland Community College Transfer Guide



From AA in African American Studies to BA in Africana Studies


Richland Community College - year 1


Semester 1

ENGL 1011 (ENG 1001G) 3
  IAI MAT2 (MAT GEN ED) 3
AFAM 101 (AFR Elective & HUM/FA Gen Ed) 3
  IAI Physical Sci3 (PHS Gen Ed) 4
  Elective4 3
    16

Semester 2

ENGL 1021 (ENG 1002G) 3
AFAM 102 (AFR Elective) 3
  IAI BIO3 (BIO GEN ED) 4
  IAI Soc Beh (Soc Beh GEN ED) 3
  Elective4 3
    16


Richland Community College - year 2


Semester 1

5SPCH 1011 (CMN 1310G) 3
AFAM 103 (AFR Elective & HUM/FA Gen Ed) 3
  IAI Soc Behavior (SOC Beh Gen Ed) 3
  Elective4 3
  Elective6 (For Lang if needed) 3
    15

Semester 2

AFAM 104 (AFR Elective & HUM Gen Ed) 3
AFAM 105 (AFR Elective) 3
  IAI Soc Beh (Soc Beh Gen Ed) 3
  Elective4 3
  Elective6 (For Lang if needed) 3
    15

Total: 62 Semester Hours



Eastern Illinois University - year 3


Semester 1

AFR 1000G Introduction to Africana Studies 3
AFR 2000G African American Social Movements 3
  Area of Concentration7 (Upper Level) 3
  Major Elective8 (Upper Level) 3
  Elective4 3
    15

Semester 2

AFR 2200G Pan Africanism 3
AFR 2500 Introduction to Research Methods in Africana Studies 3
  Area of concentration7 (Upper Level) 3
  Major Elective8 (Upper Level) 3
  Elective4 3
    15



Eastern Illinois University - year 4


Semester 1

AFR 3500 The African American Intellectual Tradition 3
HIS 3750 African-American History: A Survey 3
  Area of Concentration7 (Upper Level) 3
  Major Elective8 (Upper Level) 3
  Elective4 (Upper Level) 3
    15

Semester 2

AFR 4300 Capstone Seminar 3
EIU 4____ Senior Seminar 3
  Major Elective8 (Upper Level) 3
  Elective4 (Upper Level) 3
  Elective4 (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.
2May need to take a Mathematics Prerequisites.
3One course must have a laboratory experience.
4Major and/or minor electives should be chosen in consultation with advisor
5Apply to Eastern and have official transcripts sent now and after each semester completed.
6Two courses in a single Foreign Language is required for graduation. Students are exempt if two years of a single high school Foreign Language with a "C" average is completed.
7Choose 9 hours from one of the following areas: History and Culture, Fine Arts, Literature, Politics and International Development, or Gender. See Catalog for Course Listing.
8Choose 12 hours from the four different areas of concentration remaining.


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.

Evyonne Hawkins
Richland Community College
One College Park
Decatur, IL 62521
ehawkins@richland.edu
Dr. James Ochwa-Echel
Africana Studies
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-5719
jrochwaechel@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, 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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