PAPER ASSIGNMENT #2 MUSIC ACTIVITY AND PRESENTATION WORTH 35 POINTS Overview Music has a powerful social influence on our society and with us as individuals. Popular music and lyrics are often focused on issues related to interpersonal communication. Sometimes this type of music takes the form of “happy love songs”. Other songs speak to the problems and challenges people face in creating, maintaining, and ending relationships. Purpose The purpose of this paper is for you to analyze and interpret contemporary music in terms of interpersonal communication. This assignment addresses the course objective in terms of students’ ability to evaluate social science information, draw on different points of view, and formulate applications appropriate to contemporary social issues. For this assignment you are to select a song that is personally meaningful to you and analyze and interpret the music and lyrics in light of interpersonal communication concepts and principles that we have covered so far this semester.
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