Eastern Illinois University and Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Transfer Guide

From A.A.S. Radio/TV Broadcasting to B.A. Communication Studies (Option in Mass Communication Electronic Media Production Audio & Video with Broadcast Meteorology Minor)

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges - year 1

Semester 1

BRD 1101 Introduction to Broadcasting (CMN 2520) 3
BRD 1202 Radio/TV Announcing & Performance (CMN 2550) 3
BRD 1210 Applied Broadcasting (CMN Elective) 3
BRD 1215 Broadcasting Tech (CMN Elective) 3
BRD 2217 Broadcast Journalism (CMN Elective) 3

Semester 2

ENG 1111 1Composition I (ENG 1001G) 3
BRD 1204 Basic TV Production (CMN 2525) 3
BRD 1203 Radio Production (CMN 3520) 3
BRD 1206 Radio Station Oper (CMN Elective) 3
BRD 1211 Applied Brodcast II (CMN Elective) 3
  IAI Math 3

Semester 3

BRD 2220 Practicum in Broadcasting (CMN Elective) 3

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges - year 2

Semester 1

BRD 22210 Applied Broadcast III (CMN Elective) 3
BRD 2212 Adv TV Production (CMN Elective) 3
BRD 2213 Broadcast Ad & Sales (CMN 4420) 3
SPE 1101 1Public Speaking (CMN 1310G) 3
  IAI Social Behavioral Science3 (SB Gen Ed) 3
  IAI Humanities3 (Hum Gen Ed) 3

Semester 2

BRD 2211 Applied Broadcast IV (CMN Elective) 3
BRD 2215 Broadcast Management (CMN Elective) 3
BRD 2221 Radio/TV Internship (CMN Elective) 3
BRD 2225 Radio/TV Seminar (CMN Elective) 1
JLM 1111 Survey of Mass Media (JOU 2001G) 3
GEN 2297 Employment Skills (no credit) 2

Semester 3


Total: 69 Semester Hours

Eastern Illinois University - year 3

Semester 1

CMN 2010 Communication Theories 3
CMN 2030 Applied Communication 3
CMN 2575 Field Production 3
ESC 1400G Weather and Climate 4
ENG 1002G 1Composition II 3

Semester 2

CMN 2020 Communication Research 3
CMN 2040 Argumentation and Critical Thinking 3
CMN 3540 Videography 3
ESC 3410 Climatology 3
CMN 3500 New Media Practices 3

Semester 3

  IAI BIO Science General Education 3 - 4
    3 - 4

Eastern Illinois University - year 4

Semester 1

CMN 4450 Elect Media Profession 3
ESC 3400 Broadcast Meteorology 3
CMN  EMP Elective4 (Upper Level) 3
  Fine Arts Gen Ed3,4 (Upper Level) 3
  Social Behavioral Science Gen Ed5 (Upper Level) 3

Semester 2

CMN 4540 Advanced Video Production 3
ESC 3960 or 4400 Special Topics/Ind Study 3
EIU 4____ Senior Seminar 3
CMN  EMP Elective4 (Upper Level) 3
  HUM/FA Gen Ed3,4 (Upper Level) 3
Total: 64 - 65 Semester Hours
Program Total: 133 - 134 Semester Hours
1 Must earn a grade of "C" or better in English Composition I and II, Speech Communication.
2 Apply to Eastern one year prior to enrollment. Have official transcripts sent from Illinois Eastern Community College and high school.
3 One course must be culturally diverse.
440 Semester Hours of upper division credit is required for graduation. One hour of upper division credit will be waived.
5Upper level Social Sciences Choose from HIS 3600G, HIS 3700G, PHI 3050G, PHI 3700G or REC 3400G).

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 16, 2014 through August 16, 2018 .

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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