ECTS - Body Language and Communication Methods

Body Language and Communication Methods (HUM291) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Body Language and Communication Methods HUM291 3 0 0 3 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Staff
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The course aims to make students more successful in their professional and private life through body language and communication methods. The main aim of the course is to raise individuals who give the right messages and have strong communication skills.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The students who succeeded in this course; - Uses body language correctly, - uses correct communication methods, - Becomes more successful especially when he/she enter business life, - Becomes more self-confident in business and private life.
Course Content Posture, mimic, gesture, a correct and accurate way of using the intonation of speech; leadership skills and abilities to convince or persuade someone to accept a desired way of thinking in the business and social environment; convincing others to adopt new ideas using body language.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Body language definition and history.
2 Goals of body language What are the true and false statements in our basic movements How can we give more accurate signals around us.
3 Introduction to body language What the hands and arms express Tecniques to use hands more accurately in communication.
4 The importance of posture in body language Posture tecniques What your posture expresses
5 What the head and mouth express in body language Head postures The importance of the mout in non-verbal communication
6 The importance of eyes and nose in body language Importance of eyes in nonverbal communication The importance of the nose in nonverbal communication
7 Mid-term
8 Foot and leg behaviors to be successful in body language The importance of foot movements in non-verbal communication The importance of leg movements in non-verbal communication
9 Detecting lies with body language
10 The importance of clothing in body language What the colors express Weight and body language
11 Evaluation of the body as a whole Merge all the topics covered.
12 Social media and body language
13 What is oratory The importance of oratory
14 Student presentation
15 Student presentation
16 Final Exam The questions prepared by the course instructor.


Course Book 1. Beden Dili Hakkında Her Şey, Shelly Hagen, Olimpos Yayınları.
2. Beden Dili, Joe Navarro, Alfa Yayınları.
3. Diksiyon, Beden Dili ve Hitabet, Mehmet Çelikyay, Pozitif Yayınları.
Other Sources 4. Beden Dili ve Hitabet, Turgay Keskin, Tutku Yayınevi.
5. Beden Dili ABC’si, Selnur Atahan, Platform Yayınları.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 35
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 65
Toplam 2 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To be able to use English language competently concerning four basic skills, namely listening, reading, speaking, and writing
2 To have extensive theoretical knowledge about English literature.
3 To gain knowledge about literary theories and to be able to apply these theories to various literary texts
4 To acquire detailed knowledge about British culture in all its aspects
5 To be able to compare and contrast English literature with other literatures through works from different periods and genres.
6 To be able to compare and contrast British culture with other cultures
7 To plan, organize, and conduct the activities related to the field
8 To acquire the skills of creative, critical, and analytical thinking
9 To gain knowledge about how to conduct an academic research and to use the acquired knowledge in accordance with the purpose of the research
10 To acquire professional ethics and to use them in the process of research and production
11 The ability to translate various kinds of texts from different disciplines both from English into Turkish and from Turkish into English
12 To get prepared for professional life by developing a sense of responsibility through individual tasks and group projects
13 To be able to understand and decipher various discourses involved in literature such as literary, philosophical, psychological, cultural, critical and theoretical discourses in English language
14 To be able to understand and be a part of world culture

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 4 4
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 6 6
Total Workload 100