Dec 01, 2021
COMM 2033 - Nonverbal Communication Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3Lab None
Course Description: Effective communication requires an understanding of nonverbal messages. Students will study a variety of nonverbal communicators, including gestures, facial expression, appearance, vocal cues, space, and time. This course is intended to help students understand and analyze their own and others’ nonverbal communication in interpersonal, intercultural, and workplace relationships.
1 Communication, 7 Human Diversity
Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement into RDNG 1000 or completion of RDNG 0900 or RDNG 0950 with a grade of C or higher, and assessment score placement into ENGL 1021 or completion of ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher.
Recommendation: Completion of ENGL 1021 with a grade of C or higher or concurrent enrollment.
- Definitions and functions of nonverbal communication
- Methods for improving nonverbal skills
- Nonverbal Communicators: Environment Territory/Space Time Appearance Gestures Touch Facial Expression Eye Behaviors Vocal Cues
- Nonverbal behaviors in communication contexts: Interpersonal/Gender Intercultural Workplace
- Nonverbal communication theories
- Role of nonverbal communication in the communication process
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- Identify types of nonverbal communicators and their effects on the communication process.
- Analyze their own and others’ nonverbal communication behaviors
- Compare and contrast nonverbal behaviors in a variety of communication contexts.
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