Comm 110 Assignment Packet

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Assignment Directions Communication 110 Comm 110 Assignment Packet Comm 110 Dr. Byrd Assignment Directions Assignment 1 Auto Ethnography Speech 2 credits The goal of this auto ethnography is to find out how you came to understand the importance of interpersonal communication . An autoethnography is a way to understand your interpretations of life by analyzing specific areas of your experiences. Usually the autoethnography takes the form of a story or narrative. What you are to do in this assignment is to choose a particular communication concept and tell how you found out it was important. You should tell three stories about experiences that helped you understand the importance of interpersonal communication. With each story you should (1) describe the incident (2) tell how you felt when it happened (3) and then discuss what you learned. The autoethnography will have three parts: Introduction: write, in general about the concept(s) you will discuss. Body: three main points, each one being a story Conclusion: summarize what you learned and how that changed your behavior. Assignment 2 Analysis of Fictional Relationships: 2 credits Interpersonal Analysis of a Movie, TV show, or Book Please Single Space The purpose of this assignment is to increase your ability to understand interpersonal relationships and understand the ways in which people interact by analyzing fictional works . 1. Bibliographical Information A. title of the work, who wrote, when released, who produced? (use APA or MLA format) 2. Context: Where and when the story took place 3. List the major characters one by one writing 2 lines about who he/she is. (I don’t want the actor’s name!) 4. The Plot: There are four areas to look for in the plot. Each area should run 10-12 typed lines, no more. 1 | P a g e
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Assignment Directions Communication 110 A. Opening: What was happening at the beginning, what happens to set up the rest of the story? B. Rise to Action: At the next stage of the work, how do things get complicated? C. Climax: The point at which there is the greatest conflict, emotions, action between the protagonist and antagonist? D. Conclusion: How is the conflict resolved? What is the end of the story? 5. Choose four concepts from this class, either discussion or text. Write the concept, and then define it according to the text or lecture. (Indicate source) 6. Then take each concept and show how it worked in the story, how the concept revealed something about a character or the story. Perhaps you could talk about how the concept was applied to that story. Evaluation: Would you recommend this movie as a good one to learn about interpersonal communication. Yes Maybe No Explain your answer Assignment 3: Interpersonal Listening/Problem- Solving session: 2 credits Goal: To give students practice in active listening, paraphrasing, non-directive questioning and responses and an opportunity to utilize concepts from interpersonal communication. These skills will be used for problem solving with another person.
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