COMM 265 Nonverbal Communication and Listening

This course includes the study of nonverbal communication and the role it plays in human interaction, as well as the importance of having good listening skills and the role listening plays in effective communication. It involves studying both how to use nonverbal communication more effectively and how to more accurately read the nonverbal communication of others. It will also include the study of proven listening strategies that work in personal relationships, in education, and in the workplace. Topics will include the study of gestures, proxemics, posture, touching, chronemics, facial expression, dress, eye contact, movement, and various forms of paralanguage. They will also include listening to one's self, perception and listening, nonverbal communication and listening, barriers to effective listening, and empathetic listening.