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Transfer FCC LTC OCC WVC 
This transfer program is one of the most popular transfer programs (AA, AS, and ASA) taken by students at Illinois Eastern Community Colleges. If you do not see the particular area in which you are interested, please contact one of our academic advisors to assist you. Many other majors can be easily programmed into a transfer associate degree to meet your needs. We would be happy to assist you in achieving your educational goals. These are examples of major requirements including the General Education Core Curriculum (GECC). Four-year college requirements vary from college to college. Consult an academic advisor for specific college requirements before registering for classes listed below.

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General Education Core
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ART 2101
Understanding Art
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Understanding Art is an introduction to the creation, perception, evaluation and nature of visual art. This course examines the principles and elements used in the creation of art and its major forms of presentation. This course will give the student a broader appreciation of art and is designed to partially fulfill the humanities requirement.

CHM 1120
Introductory Chemistry
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This course examines definitions, history, and theories of chemistry. Topics include atomic theory, bonding, mole concept, and stoichiometry. Also discussed are gas laws, solutions, and acid-base equilibrium. The course is recommended for non-science majors, nursing and allied health majors. Science credit is not granted for both CHM 1120 and CHM 1130. PREREQUISITES:PRE 0420 Intermediate Algebra or high school algebra.

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PHY 1110
Survey of Physics
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PHY 1110 is designed for non-science majors. This course emphasizes the relevance of physics to twenty-first century living. The guiding principle in selecting topics for this course is to present basic concepts that are relevant to an informed individual in today's society. The student will be involved not only in the body of knowledge that is physics but also in the method that is in physics. Credit for this course cannot be applied toward a major or minor in physics. Credit for this course cannot be awarded to an individual who has successfully completed a previous course in college physics. PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in REM 0421 Beginning Algebra, or a grade of C or better in the first year of high school algebra, or a sufficient score on the placement test.

ENG 1111
Composition I
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Composition I is an introductory course in composition and rhetoric emphasizing expository prose. Major focus is on organization, paragraph structure, and elimination of mechanical errors. The writing course sequence will (1) develop awareness of the writing process; (2) provide inventional, organizational, and editorial strategies; (3) stress the variety of uses for writing; and (4) emphasize critical skills in reading, thinking, and writing. Grade of C or better is required for IAI transfer credit. (Not to be used for humanities credit)

ENG 1121
Composition & Analysis
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ENG 1121 provides further training and practice in the comprehension and expression of written English. It focuses on organization, logic, and correct research techniques and format, including American Psychological Association and/or Modern Language Association parenthetical noting and bibliographic citations. It also includes an introduction to one genre of literature and the writing of a critical analysis of a piece of literature. The writing course sequence will (1) develop awareness of the writing process; (2) provide inventional, organizational, and editorial strategies; (3) stress the variety of uses for writing; and (4) emphasize critical skills in reading, thinking, and writing. PREREQUISITE: ENG 1111 Composition I. Grade of C or better is required for IAI transfer credit. (Not to be used as humanities credit)

GEN 1103
College Orientation/Personal Development
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This course is designed to acquaint the student with the community college, to develop the skills necessary to succeed in college work, and to teach the student how systematically to approach the world of work. Includes the college's organization, offerings, services, role in the community, personal goal setting, motivation and awareness of self; learning modes and library and learning resource skills.

LSC 1101
General Biology I
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This is a general introduction to the evolutionary study of life. A brief history of biology, natural selection, cell theory, cell structure and function, chemistry of life, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, cell division, patterns of inheritance, DNA, biotechnology, developmental biology and reproduction will be included. Related laboratory exercises will be incorporated. This course is the first class in an introductory sequence for biological sciences majors. NO PREREQUISITE.

MTH 1121
Mathematics for Elementary Majors
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This course, along with MTH 1122, is designed to meet the requirements of the state certification of elementary teachers. Students are strongly encouraged to complete both courses in sequence at the same institution and should check the specific requirements at the senior institution. The sequence fulfills the general education requirement only for students with a declared major in elementary and/or special education. This course focuses on mathematical reasoning and problem solving. Topics will be selected from the following list: integers, irrational numbers and the real number system, number theory, probability, rational numbers, sets, function, logic, whole numbers, and statistics. The use of calculators and other technology is strongly encouraged. PREREQUISITE: PRE 0420 Intermediate Algebra and PRE 0415 Elementary Geometry with a grade of C or better or two years of college preparatory algebra and one year geometry or placement test score, or consent of instructor.

MTH 1122
Geometry for Elementary Majors
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This course is designed for elementary and special education majors. Course content shall include one-, two-, and three-dimensional point set geometry, constructions, congruence, similarity, transformational geometry, measurement, and coordinate geometry. Calculators and computers will be used in this course. This course is the second semester of a two semester sequence designed to meet state certification in elementary teaching. It fulfills the general education requirement only for students seeking state certification as elementary and/or special education teachers. PREREQUISITE: Two years college prep algebra and one year geometry with C or better and MTH 1121 Mathematics for Elementary Majors or consent of instructor.

MUS 1101
Music Appreciation
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A study is made of types and forms of music to increase understanding. Selections from great masterpieces are made familiar through listening and analysis.

PSY 1101
General Psychology I
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A survey of the study of human and animal behavior with emphasis on the scientific nature of contemporary psychological investigation. Topics may include the biology of behavior, sensation, motivation, emotion, life-span development of behavior, personality, abnormal behavior and its therapies, social behavior, and individual differences. NO PREREQUISITE.

Term Total
31
Second Year
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EDU 1102
Basic Activities for Elementary/Secondary Schools
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This course covers games and activities for children in elementary and secondary schools, including body mechanics, basic exercises, and rhythms. Developing a physical education curriculum with appropriate lesson and unit plans is also discussed.

EDU 1116
Introduction to Teaching
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This is an introductory course in professional education exploring the nature of teaching, its opportunities, and its responsibilities. It also offers an overview of American education as both a professional and a public enterprise. Other topics include:history and philosophy of education, school organization and governance, ethical and legal issues, the nature of teaching, curriculum and the social examination of current issues, policies and trends in the field of education, including cultural diversity. At least fifteen hours of observation in a K-12 classroom are required.

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EDU 2107
Preclinical Experiences in Education
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This course is designed to give those students who are majoring in the field of education the opportunity to observe certified teachers teaching, assist in teaching and the preparation of educational materials.

EDU 2102
Art for Elementary School Teachers
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The principles and practical classroom procedures in art for the elementary school teacher will be studied. Art education theory, art terms, techniques, media, and organization of art programs in the classroom will be included.

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HIS 1104
History of Eastern Civilizations I
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This course covers political, social, economic, and cultural history of the Asian world from the Mongols to 1600. PREREQUISITE: Reading and writing skills at the college level.

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HIS 1105
History of Eastern Civilizations II
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This course covers political, social, economic, and cultural history of the Asian world from 1600 to present. PREREQUISITE: Reading and writing skills at the college level.

HIS 2101
U.S. History to 1877
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In this course students will study the colonial period; the independence movement; the framing and adoption of the Constitution; the growth of American nationality; Western development and Jacksonian Democracy; Manifest Destiny and the slave controversy; and the Civil War.

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HIS 2102
U.S. History Since 1877
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In this course students will study Reconstruction; the new industrial society and the agrarian movement; the war with Spain; the United States as a world power; the progressive movement; the First World War; post war problems; the Depression and the New Deal; the Second World War and foreign and domestic post war problems.

PLS 2101
Government of the United States
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This course is a survey of the Constitutional government of the United States, civil rights, organizational procedures of national government, the media and public interest groups.

PSY 2109
Human Growth and Development
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This course is a study of the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of the individual across the entire human lifespan. Emphasis is placed upon development of emotional states, typical patterns of adjustments, principles of human growth, and practical applications of research findings to everyday life. PREREQUISITE: PSY 1101 General Psychology I or consent of instructor.

SPE 1101
Fundamentals of Effective Speaking
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Short informative and persuasive speeches are prepared and presented. This course places emphasis on selection and organization of materials, methods of securing interest and attention, and elements of delivery as well as characteristics of effective criticism and listening.

Term Total
33
Program Total
64


We recommend that you contact an advisor before enrolling in any degree, certificate, or transfer program to ensure all requirements are met including total hours associated with transfer courses.

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