Eastern Illinois University and Vincennes University Transfer Guide



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


Vincennes University - year 1


Semester 1

ENGL 101 Composition I1 (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
    15

Semester 2

ENGL 102 Composition II1 (ENG 1002G) 3
MDIA 110 Media Performance (CMN 2550) 3
SPCH 143 Speech1 (CMN 1310G) 3
MATH 103 Math Gen Ed2 3
  Humanities Gen Ed3,4 3
  Social Science Gen Ed3,4 3
    18


Vincennes University - year 2


Semester 1

5MDIA 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
  Social Science Gen Ed3,4 3
    17

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
  Humanities Gen Ed3,4 3
  Social Science Gen Ed3,4 3
    17

Total: 67 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
  CMN Concentration Elective7 (Upper Level) 3
  Fine Arts Gen Ed4 3
    15

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 Gen Ed6 3 - 4
    15 - 16



Eastern Illinois University - year 4


Semester 1

JOU 4102 Journalism Ethics 3
  Elective7 (Upper Level) 3
  Elective7 (Upper Level) 3
  Elective7 (Upper Level) 3
  Elective7 (Upper Level) 3
    15

Semester 2

JOU 4771 Communication Law 3
EIU  4_____ Senior Seminar 3
  Elective7 (Upper Level) 3
  Elective7 (Upper Level) 3
  Elective7 (Upper Level) 3
    15
Total: 60 - 61 Semester Hours
Program Total: 127 - 128 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, located in the east central Illinois community of Charleston, is recognized among the Midwest's top quality public universities. Eastern is ranked fifth among all public Midwestern universities with master's programs, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2002 guide to "America's Best Colleges." Eastern is the only Illinois public University to be distiguished in this way. The University enrolls more than 10,000 students annually who can select from a broad range of academic programs and degree offerings. The Eastern experience can best be described as "Big Enough to Matter, Small Enough to Care." Students attending Eastern receive a high quality education characterized by small class sizes taught by a dedicated and caring faculty who place student success as their top priority.

Jay Burks
Vincennes University
1002 N 1st St
Vincennes, IN 47591
812-888-5360
jburks@vinu.edu

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