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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.
MnTC Goals
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.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Completion of ENGL 1021  with a grade of C or higher or concurrent enrollment.

Major Content
  1. Definitions and functions of nonverbal communication
  2. Methods for improving nonverbal skills
  3. Nonverbal Communicators: Environment Territory/Space Time Appearance Gestures Touch Facial Expression Eye Behaviors Vocal Cues
  4. Nonverbal behaviors in communication contexts: Interpersonal/Gender Intercultural Workplace
  5. Nonverbal communication theories
  6. Role of nonverbal communication in the communication process

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Identify types of nonverbal communicators and their effects on the communication process.
  2. Analyze their own and others’ nonverbal communication behaviors
  3. Compare and contrast nonverbal behaviors in a variety of communication contexts.


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