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Curriculum Action Notice


Academic Affairs Committee


January 31, 2006

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Jannis Floyd, Retan Center 208-D, ext. 4795,

Curriculum Action Notice: Communication and Theatre

New Course Request
COM 3306 Nonverbal Communication

Purpose and Nature of Course:
To allow students to study nonverbal communication. This is a standard area of research in the communication field, and most universities include this course in their curriculum. Adding this course will give students in our field as well as in any other to have an elective that will help them to become better communicators.

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):
This course covers the importance of nonverbal messages in communication. Attention is given to facial expression, body movement and posture, symbols and other forms of nonverbal expression. Students taking this course will (1) better understand the nonverbal communication they project, (2) learn how to interpret the nonverbals of others around them, (3) recognize the intercultural differences in nonverbal communication, (4) be better able to communicate nonverbally in today’s global society, and (5) be able to understand the implications of communicating without nonverbals when using specific communication channels such as email.

Prerequisites: COM 101_


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