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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Nonverbal Communication (COM-201)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

March 2021 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: explore the field of nonverbal communication from a "communication" perspective; examine the key issues, theories, and research findings related to the nature, functions, and development of nonverbal communication; contrast the importance of four basic nonverbal signaling systems: the human body, approached-avoidance signals of space, gaze and touch; facial expressions; and the overlapping channels of voice and gesture; and apply nonverbal communication to everyday encounters, including intimate work and intercultural.


Nonverbal Communication (COM-201)  allows students to analyze the effects of nonverbal communication on human interaction. Students use the major theoretical approaches of nonverbal communication and explain how they relate to nonverbal behaviors such as touch, time, environmental contents, physical appearance, and social communication cues and explore how nonverbal communication and everyday encounters intersect to improve communication outcomes.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Speech Communications, Business Communications, Education, Human Resources, Management or Marketing (5/21).