COMM 31100. THEORIES OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION The goal of this advanced course is to provide students with in-depth knowledge of theories of human communication in order to provide a more coherent understanding of Communication Studies as a discipline. Course topics include, but are not limited to, system theory; theories of signs and language; rules approach and speech act theory; theories of message production; theories of message reception and processing; symbolic interactionism, dramatism, and narrative; theories of social and cultural reality; theories of experience and interpretation; critical theories. Prerequisites: Two courses from the categories of Human Dynamics, Rhetorical Studies, or Media Studies with each course representing a different category - or permission of instructor.