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CMST 285 - Nonverbal Communication

5 CR

Examines non-verbal behavior and its role in the communication process. Topics include body language, space, touch, dress, and cultural norms. Students analyze their own non-verbal communication techniques.

Course Outcomes
  • Describe the transactional model of communication and discuss its relationship to nonverbal communication.
  • Identify the criteria of a competent communicator and be able to self-evaluate one’s own nonverbal behavior in terms of personal strengths and challenges in relation to those criteria in a variety of contexts.
  • Describe the nonverbal factors that shape one’s perception and interpretation of people and events.
  • Describe & apply the major codes of nonverbal communication in a variety of contexts.
  • Explain the differences between verbal and nonverbal linguistics.
  • Identify situations in which one has experienced communication failure due to poor nonverbal language skills and discuss methods to improve future interactions.
  • Analyze the influence of sex, gender, and culture on nonverbal communication.

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