Throughout the semester, you are expected to reflect and think critically about the material discussed in the text and in the course lectures. This assignment asks you to interact with the course content and better understand the course material.
For this paper, you may choose ONE of these concepts (each option is listed in one cell or box on the table, only pick one):
|Myth: Communication requires full understanding||Myth: Communication solves all problems||Myth: More communication is better||Myth: Communication is simple or common sense||Myth: Communication is an in-born trait|
|Communication frame||Social construction||Task goal||Identity goal||Relationship goal|
|Social scientific approach||Interpretivist approach||Critical approach||Theory||Beneficence|
|Survey||Interview||Observational study||Experiment||Content analysis|
|Front/back stage self||Selective exposure||Selective perception||Selective retention||Prototype|
|Self-disclosure||Fundamental attribution error||Halo effect||Horn effect||Connotative meaning|
|Positive politeness||Negative politeness||Burke’s pentad||Convergence||Divergence|
|Body buffer zone||Masking||Encoding/decoding||Territoriality||Adaptors|
Note: If you would rather pick your own topic from lecture or the textbook, please email your potential topic to your TA for approval.
In this paper, you should:
(1) Pick ONE focal concept from the list above and explain it in your own words
(2) Locate a media or real-life example that illustrates whatever concept, idea, or theory youve chosen (e.g., personal experience, TV show, advertisement, social media post) and explain how it relates to the concept. Be clear in your connections between your example and your concept/theory dont assume we can see how the concept/theory is illustrated in your example. Directly explain how you see the COM 101 concept/theory within your example
(3) Briefly explain what youve learned from this exploration of a theory, concept, or idea and how it has enhanced your understanding of communication. In other words, conclude your paper with broader ideas about what youve learned about yourself, others, or society through studying this concept/theory of communication
Each paper should be 1 to 1.5 pages (double-spaced, 12-point font, 1-inch margins). Please submit your paper in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.
- These papers should not be a simple summary of the readings or a general outline of what weve discussed in class, but rather an application and reflection that explores how the content relates to and enhances your own understanding of communication.
- If your assignment is only one paragraph long, you should consider expanding on your ideas or you may lose points for thoroughness and detail. If your assignment is longer than 2 pages, you should consider cutting down your paper. We cannot grade any work past the second page of text.
- You are not required to cite outside research, but you must cite any information from the textbook or lecture that is not your own idea. Your citations can be informal for these papers: According to the textbook, identity is… or Based on lecture, a communication goal is the idea that If you want to try APA, here is an example of an APA citation from the textbook: Identity is …. (Duck & McMahan, 2021). You will not be penalized for the specific FORMAT of your citations, but if you do not cite your textbook or lecture at all, you may lose points.
- You MAY resubmit updated versions of your paper BEFORE the deadline. AFTER the deadline and once your paper is graded, you will not be allowed to revise and resubmit your paper, but we encourage you to use the feedback you receive when crafting your next paper.
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