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COMM405. Listening and Nonverbal Communication

This course focuses on the development of listening and nonverbal theory and skills. This course focuses on the study of theory and research as it relates to the process of listening in human communication. Students who successfully complete this course will gain a better understanding of the physiological and psychological aspects of the listening process, how these aspects impact listening behavior, and how to improve one's own listening skills in both personal and professional contexts. The university Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) to promote critical thinking will be utilized in this course through various assignments that will require critical thinking in reading, writing and information literacy. This Integrated Studies course fulfills a requirement in Section VI, Social and Professional Awareness, of the General Education Curriculum. Credit, 3 hours. Offered as needed.