Eastern Illinois University and Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Transfer Guide

From A.A.S. Broadcasting to B.A. Communication Studies (w/ Electronic Media Production including Minor in Broadcast Meteorology)

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges - year 1

Semester 1

BRD 1101 Introduction to Broadcasting 3
BRD 1202 Radio/TV Announcing & Performance 3
BRD 1210 Applied Broadcasting I 1
ENG 1111 1 Composition I 3
  Computer Elective 3

Semester 2

BRD 1204 Basic Television Production 3
BRD 1206 Radio Station Operations 3
BRD 1211 Applied Broadcasting II 1
SPE 1101 1 Fundamentals of Effective Speaking 3
  IAI Math 3

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges - year 2

Semester 1

BRD 2210 Applied Broadcasting III 1
BRD 2212 Advanced Television Production 3
BRD 2217 Broadcast News 4
JLM 1111 Introduction to Mass Media 3
PSY 1101 2 General Psychology I 3
ENG 1121 1 Composition & Analysis 3

Semester 2

BRD 2211 Applied Broadcasting IV 1
BRD 2213 Broadcast Advertising & Sales 3
BRD 2214 History of Broadcast Media 3
BRD 2215 Broadcast Management 3
MUS 1101 Music Appreciation 3
  IAI BIO SCI 3 - 4
    16 - 17

Total: 65 - 66 Semester Hours

Eastern Illinois University - year 3

Semester 1

CMN 2010 Introduction to Communication Theories 3
CMN 2030 Applied Communication 3
CMN 2575 Electronic Production II 3
ESC 1400 Weather and Climate 4
  HUM/FA Gen Ed (Upper Level) 3

Semester 2

CMN 2020 Communication Research 3
CMN 2040 Argumentation and Critical Thinking 3
CMN 3540 Video Production 3
ESC 3410 Climatology 3
  HUM Gen Ed (Upper Level) 3

Eastern Illinois University - year 4

Semester 1

CMN 3100 Persuasion 3
CMN 3300 Interviewing 3
  Sr. Seminar 3
ESC 3550 Surface Water 3
  Elective (Upper Level) 3

Semester 2

CMN 3520 Radio Production 3
CMN 4540 Advanced Video Production 3
ESC 3960 or 4400 Special Topics or Independent Study 3
CMN 4749 Senior Portfolio 0
  Elective (Upper Level) 3
  Elective (Upper Level) 3
Total: 61 Semester Hours
Program Total: 126 - 127 Semester Hours
1 - Must earn a grade of "C" or better in English Composition I and II, Speech Communication.
2 - Students who transfer in 9 semester hours of IAI approved Social and Behavioral Sciences are exempt from Eastern's Constitution Requirement.
3 - Apply to Eastern and have official transcripts sent from Illinois Eastern Community College and high school.

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. Courses can be taken at the community college or at Eastern. Summer can be utilized to reduce the academic load in the spring and fall.

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District #529 (IECC) is located in a 3,000 square-mile area of southeastern Illinois near the Illinois-Indiana border. The multi-campus district includes Frontier Community College at Fairfield, Lincoln Trail College at Robinson, Olney Central College at Olney, and Wabash Valley College at Mt. Carmel. Each of the colleges is located in a small-town setting, with convenient access to larger cities in Illinois and Indiana. The colleges serve as centers for educational and cultural excellence, attracting not only recent high school graduates but also many older students who are upgrading their skills, earning the first two years of a four-year degree, or participating in plays, concerts, and seminars. The College District also includes a highly successful Workforce Education program which provides short-term training for some 10,000 employees each year at plant sites throughout the state of Illinois and in other states and countries as well.

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.

Rita Adams
Program Director
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges
IECC District 259 Office
233 East Chestnut
Olney, IL 62450
(618) 393-2982
Stephen King
Chair, Communication Studies
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
(217) 581-2016

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, 2004 through August 18, 2006 .

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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