The Nature of Human Communication

HUM300 (Liberal Arts) The Nature of Human Communication 3 hrs. 3 crs. Human communication considered as a faculty (rather than as a skill or an art-form) inherent to the species. Verbal and non-verbal, inter and intrapersonal, and intercultural communication; signs, symbols and symbol-systems; communication models and theories. Emphasis on people as makers and inhabitants of "worlds of discourse." Preq: ENG 125 and Junior status. This course is intended for students who have already developed analytical and language skills to the level of capability for independent inquiry since the subject matter is complex and theoretical.