Non-verbal Communication and Culture

Subject EDUC90072 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures/seminars/workshops
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.


Education Student Centre
Subject Overview: This subject examines the cultural variables in nonverbal communication. Topics include bodily stance and gesture, visual semiotics, cultural conventions of visual representation, design and communication, the meaning of fashion and the affective element in visual design.
Objectives: On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  • understand the range and significance of nonverbal communication;
  • understand the conventions that govern nonverbal communication; analyse the processes of visual signification; and
  • evaluate the effectiveness of examples of nonverbal communication.
Assessment: Essay 1: 1,500 words (40 per cent) due week 7

Essay 2: 2,500 words (60 per cent) due week 14
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of English as an International Language

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