2013-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

HCS 200 Human Communication Theory

Fundamental examination of human communication from a theoretical perspective. Included are explorations into theories of the processes, myths, effects, ethics, and criticism of this pervasive phenomenon. Students analyze interpersonal, group, public, cultural, gender-based, and mass communication theories to discover how they become vital to explaining daily living and interactions. Students begin to understand the underpinnings of theories that are the foundation and guidelines of the discipline. Prerequisites: HCS 100 Intro to Human Communication with a C or better and declared human communication major or minor.