2013-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

HCS 365 Language and Meaning

Philosophical examination of relationship between thoughts, words, and actions. Theories of symbolic interaction, social constructionism, and semiotics are the basis for course. Exploration given to application of theory to contexts as diverse as specific social movements, health care, public discourse, diversity, conflicts, debates, political campaigns, and family dynamics. Prerequisites: HCS 200 Human Communication Theory with a C or better.