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Nonverbal Communication

Nonverbal communication encompasses a wide range of human behavior that often occurs outside our conscious awareness. In this course, we will be studying the various categories of nonverbal communication: environmental, territory and personal space, physical characteristics of people, gestures, posture, movement, touch, expressions of emotion, eye gaze behavior, and vocal cues. We will observe and analyze the many functions of nonverbal communication, such as managing interaction, expressing feelings, and expressing our social identities. By bringing nonverbal communication into your conscious awareness and by studying its many functions, you can become a more effective and sensitive communicator. Prerequisite: COME 122. Spring semester, alternate years.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0