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- Effective Term:
- Fall 2017 through Summer 2020
- Course Number:
- COMM 227
- Course Title:
- Nonverbal Communication
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion, students should be able to:
- Use an increased understanding of nonverbal communication theory in order to recognize perceptions and judgments based on communicative behaviors of self and others
- Manage nonverbal techniques in order to improve communication competence
- Continue to use an awareness of communicative behaviors in an effective manner in order to interpret and incorporate nonverbal messages as they are filtered through such aspects as culture, perception, and context.
Students completing an associate degree at Portland Community College will be able to reflect on one’s work or competencies to make connections between course content and lived experience.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
The forms of assessment will be determined by the individual instructor.
Assessment strategies may include:
- Qualitative examinations
- Quantitative examinations
- Research papers
- In-class participation
- Portfolios Projects
- Oral presentations
- Group work
- Service Learning
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Functions of nonverbal behaviors
- Typologies: kinesics, chronemics, haptics, objectics, vocalics, proxemics, olfactics, appearance, environment
- Power and Status
- Relational messages
- Cultural aspects
- Contextual aspects
- Image Management
- Gendered Nonverbal Communication
Competencies and Skills:
- Be able to describe nonverbal patterns that people enact.
- Be able to identify a range of potential interpretations of nonverbal behaviors.
- Be able to demonstrate understanding of the role culture plays in the molding and interpretation of nonverbal messages.
- Be able to identify a range of effective nonverbal behaviors to manage their impressions.
- Be able to choose nonverbal behaviors appropriate to differing situations.
A textbook is required. Suggested texts. Alternative texts need Dept. or SAC chair approval.
Nonverbal Communication in Human Interaction. Mark Knapp & Judith A. Hall.
Nonverbal Communication in Everyday Life, 3rd ed., Martin S. Remland
The Nonverbal Self: Communication For A Lifetime, Diana K. Ivy & Shawn T Wahl
Nonverbal Communication, Burgoon/Guerrero/Floyd; Allyn & Bacon