Eastern Illinois University and Lake Land College Transfer Guide



From A.A.S. Radio Television Broadcasting to B.A. Communication Studies (with Electronic Media Production)


Lake Land College - year 1


Semester 1

RTV 150 Introduction to Broadcasting (CMN 2520) 3
RTV 155 Radio-TV Announcing (CMN 2550) 3
ENG 1201 Composition I (ENG 1001G) 3
SPE 1111 Public Speaking (CMN 1310G) 3
PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology (PSY 1879G) 3
    15

Semester 2

RTV 160 Radio Station Operation (CMN 3520) 5
RTV 165 Broadcast Writing (CMN 3610) 4
ENG 1211 Composition II (ENG 1002G) 3
  MAT IAI2 (MAT Gen Ed) 3
  Fine Arts IAI3 (FA Gen Ed) 3
    18


Lake Land College - year 2


Semester 1

4RTV 180 Basic TV Production (CMN 2525) 3
RTV 070 Radio Production Lab (CMN Elective) 5
ECO 231 Principles of Economics I (ECN 2801G) 3
  BIO IAI (BIO Gen Ed) 4
  HUM IAI3 (HUM Gen Ed) 3
    18

Semester 2

RTV 175 Broadcast Sales (CMN 4420) 3
RTV 185 Advanced Radio Production (CMN Elective) 4
ESC 102 Weather and Climate (ESC 1400G) 4
HIS 156 History of United States II (HIS 2020G) 3
  HUM/FA IAI3 (HUM/FA Gen Ed) 3
    17

Total: 68 Semester Hours



Eastern Illinois University - year 3


Semester 1

CMN 2010 Introduction to Communication Theories 3
CMN 2030 Applied Communication 3
CMN 3500 Electronic Media Relations 3
CMN  CMN Concentration Elect5 3
  Elective8 or Foreign Lang6 3 - 4
    15 - 16

Semester 2

CMN 2020 Communication Research 3
CMN 2040 Argumentation and Critical Thinking 3
CMN  Elective7 (Upper Level) 3
CMN  Conc. Elective5 or Elective7 (Upper Level) 3
  Elective8 or Foreign Language6 3 - 4
    15 - 16



Eastern Illinois University - year 4


Semester 1

CMN  Elective7 (Upper Level) 3
CMN  Elective7 (Upper Level) 3
EIU 4____ (Senior Seminar) 3
  Elective8 (Upper Level) 3
  Elective8 (Upper Level) 3
    15

Semester 2

CMN  Elective7 (Upper Level) 3
CMN  Conc. Elect5 or Elective8 (Upper Level) 3
CMN  Conc. Elect5 or Elective8 (Upper Level) 3
  Elective8 (Upper Level) 3
  Elective8 (Upper Level) 3
    15
Total: 60 - 62 Semester Hours
Program Total: 128 - 130 Semester Hours
1Counts towards IAI General Education requirements.
2May need additional prerequisites at Lake Land College.
3One course must be culturally diverse.
4Apply to Eastern one year prior to enrollment. Have official transcripts sent from Lake Land College and High School.
5Select Option from Audio (CMN 4450).Video (CMN 2575, 3540, 4450, 4540), Alternative Media Arts (CMN 2575, 3530, 3540, 3570) or Multimedia (CMN 2575, 3750, 3752, 4540).
6Completion 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. NOTE - One hour of upper division credit may need to be waived depending on the choice of electives and/or the need for a foreign language.
7Electives are chosen in consultation with advisor.
8May choose a minor or Additional Communication Studies Option. Some minors and Options require additional lower level prerequisities.


Lake Land College is a public community college founded in 1966 offering career programs that lead to immediate employment, transfer programs which lead to a baccalaureate degree, liberal arts, adult education, special job training and retraining programs. The College enrolls 6,000 students from across East Central Illinois on its main campus in Mattoon and at the Effingham Kluthe Center, Workforce Development Center /IETC, on the Internet and at more than 25 off campus sites. The College is located at 5001 Lake Land Boulevard. (U.S. Route 45), Mattoon, Illinois, near the junction of Interstate 57, exit 184 and U.S. Route 45 and serves a 4,000 square mile district with a population of 201,000.


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.

Greg Powers
Station Manager
Lake Land College
5001 Lake Land Boulevard
Mattoon, IL 61938
217-234-5335
gpowers@lakeland.cc.il.us
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 23, 2011 through August 22, 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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