Eastern Illinois University and Vincennes University Transfer Guide

From A.S. in Electronic Media: Career Tech Emerging Media News to B.A. in Communication Studies: Mass Communication option, concentration in Broadcast News

Vincennes University - year 1

Semester 1

ENGL 1011 Composition I (ENG 1001G) 3
MDIA 112 News Gathering (CMN Elective) 3
MDIA 120 Audio Production (CMN 3520) 3
MDIA 140 Video Production I (CMN 2525) 3
MDIA 150 Media Sales (CMN Elective) 3

Semester 2

ENGL 102 Composition II1 (ENG 1002G) 3
MDIA 110 Media Performance (CMN 2550) 3
SPCH 143 Speech1 (CMN 1310G) 3
MATH 103 2 (MAT Gen Ed) 3
  Social Science Gen Ed3,4 3

Vincennes University - year 2

Semester 1

5JOUR 216 Mass Comm (CMN 2520) 3
MDIA 235 News Writing/Prod (CMN 3610) 4
MDIA 260 Video Editing (CMN 2575) 3
MDIA 270 Photojournalism (CMN Elective) 3
  Lab Science Gen Ed3,6 4

Semester 2

JOUR 213 Comm Law (CMN Elective) 3
MDIA 245 Adv Elect Journ (CMN Elective) 4
MDIA 281 Vid/Newscast Pract (CMN Elective) 4
  Social Science Gen Ed3,4 3
  Social Science Gen Ed3,4, 3

Total: 64 Semester Hours

Eastern Illinois University - year 3

Semester 1

CMN 2010 Introduction to Communication Theories1 3
CMN 2030 Applied Communication1 3
JOU 2101 News Writing 3
  Humanities Gen Ed4 3
  Elective7 (Upper Level) 3

Semester 2

CMN 2020 Communication Research Methods1 3
CMN 2040 Argumentation and Critical Thinking1 3
CMN 3620 Electronic News Gathering 3
  CMN Concentration Elective7 (Upper Level) 3
  Science General Education6 3 - 4
    15 - 16

Eastern Illinois University - year 4

Semester 1

8JOU 4102 Journalism Ethics 3
  Fine Arts Gen Ed4 (Upper Level) 3
  Elective7 (Upper Level) 3
  Elective7 (Upper Level) 3
  Elective7 (Upper Level) 3

Semester 2

JOU 4771 Communication Law 3
EIU 4____ Senior Seminar 3
  HUM/FA Gen Ed4 (Upper Level) 3
  Elective7 (Upper Level) 3
  Elective7 (Upper Level) 3
Total: 60 - 61 Semester Hours
Program Total: 124 - 125 Semester Hours
Note: Completion of the second semester of a single foreign language is a graduation requirement. Students are exempt if two full years of a high school foreign language is complete with a “C” average or better.

1A grade of “C” or better is required in Composition I, Composition II, Public Speaking and CMN Core Courses.
2May need additional prerequisites at Vincennes University.
3Select general education courses from approved course substitutions for Eastern Illinois University.
4One course must be culturally diverse.
5Apply to Eastern one year prior to enrollment. Have official transcripts sent from college and high school.
6One science must be chosen from Biological Sciences, one must be chosen from the Physical Sciences.
7Electives are chosen in consultation with advisor.
8One hour of upper division hours will be waived to accommodate the 40 hour upper division EIU requirement.

Vincennes University, Indiana’s first college, is the State’s premier transfer institution and leader in innovative career programming. The VU community ensures educational access, delivers proven associate and baccalaureate programs, and offers cultural opportunities and community services in a diverse, student-centered, collegiate environment.
The Vincennes University Mission Statement was revised in 2005 by a committee which gathered input from the VU community as well as examining the roles of the University.
Vincennes University is a premier learning institution, widely recognized for leadership in innovation and delivery of successful educational experiences. A broad range of program offerings and a commitment to superior service ensure the University’s role as an important link in Indiana’s economic and cultural vitality. VU is a diverse community whose members all share responsibility for supporting the University mission and are respected for their contributions.

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.

Jay Burks
Vincennes University
1002 N 1st St
Vincennes, IN 47591

Stephen King, Chair, Department of Communication Studies
EIU, 600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

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, 2013 through August 15, 2017 .

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 ripearson@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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