The Dale Mabry Speech Department offers one-hour courses in Speech Improvement and three-hour courses in Public Speaking, Honors Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Introduction to Mass Communication, and Writing for Mass Communication. This transfer track is for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in mass communications, journalism, advertising, public relations, education, and telecommunications. Careers include writing for various media, broadcasting, corporate communications, spokesperson for governmental agencies, various jobs such as copywriting within the advertising and public relations fields, video and audio-visual production and sales and political lobbyist. NOTE 1: The list is a guideline. Consult an advisor or counselor for general education and recommended courses/electives for this transfer track, or consult the appropriate advising guide on the HCC website ( NOTE 2: †IDS 2891, Connections is required for graduation. NOTE 3: Students must select at least one course in biological science and one course in physical science. At least one science must be a CORE option. NOTE 4: Elective courses for transfer cannot include ENC or LIT prefix courses and must be beyond the 36 hours of general education requirements. NOTE 5: The associate in arts degree may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of 60 credit hours. Students are advised to complete the below-planned program in order to transfer into a similar program at senior institutions. YEAR I First Semester

  • †ENC 1101 English Composition I 3 cr.
  • †MMC 2000 Introduction to Mass Communications 3 cr.
  • PHI 1100 Elementary Logic 3 cr.
  • Mathematics CORE General Education 3 cr.

Second Semester

  • †ENC 1102 English Composition II 3 cr.
  • JOU 1400L Journalism Lab 1 cr.
  • MMC 2100C Writing for Mass Communications 3 cr.
  • POS 1001 Introduction to Political Science or
    †POS 2041, American Government 3 cr.
  • †STA 2023 Elementary Statistics 3 cr.

Third Semester

  • †ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 cr.
  • POS 2112 State and Local Government 3 cr.
  • PUR 2003 Introduction to Public Relations 3 cr.
  • †SPC 1608 Public Speaking 3 cr.

YEAR II First Semester

  • †ARH 1000 Understanding Visual Art or
    HUM 1020, Introduction to Humanities or
    LIT 2000, Introduction to Literature or
    †MUL 1010, Introduction to Music or
    †PHI 1010, Introduction to Philosophy or
    THE 1000, Introduction to Theatre Arts .... 3 cr.
  • JOU 1400L Journalism Lab 1 cr.
  • JOU 2100C Journalistic Writing and Reporting 3 cr.
  • †ANT 2000 Introduction to Anthropology or
    †SYG 2000, Introduction to Sociology 3 cr.
  • Biological Science CORE General Education 3 - 4 cr.

Second Semester

  • ENC 2341C Magazine Writing and Design 3 cr.
  • JOU 1949 Journalism Internship 3 cr.
  • Physical Science CORE General Education 3 - 4 cr.

†Courses symbolized above with a dagger (†) are offered online in addition to the traditional delivery method. Online availability may vary by academic term.

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  • English

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