Choose and watch one of the following movies (you may need to use a streaming service to get your chosen movie):
The Avengers The Big Chill Bridesmaids Brokeback Mountain The Greatest Showman
The Butler The Closer The Color Purple The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood
The Family Stone Fried Green Tomatoes Forest Gump Guardians of the Galaxy The Fault in Our Stars
Gatsby The Help Into the Woods The Joy Luck Club
Life is Beautiful My Fair Lady The Notebook Ordinary People
Pleasantville Shrek Silver Lining Playbook Steel Magnolias
The War of the Roses Up When Harry Met Sally Wild Hogs
Then, pick FIVE concepts of interpersonal communication that we have covered this semester (in the Weekly Learning Resources and Discussions) and describe how each was depicted in the movie.
The paper is to be single-spaced.
Use the following formula when completing this assignment:
Your paper should still include an introduction about the movie, the analysis, and a conclusion.
Introduction (1/4 page minimum): (worth 5 points)
Your introduction should gain your reader’s attention, introduce the movie, and provide a clear and brief preview of the five concepts your paper will address.
Analysis Portion (2 1/2 pages minimum): worth 85 point total – 17 per concept analysis
Use the following formula when completing the analysis portion:
Bold the concept, then
1. Describe concept 1 in your own words (using the Weekly Learning Resources and discussions – feel free to read ahead). You are not required to use outside additional sources for this assignment. You should be referencing relevant information from the Weekly Learning Resources and material from the Weekly Discussions. Be sure to use appropriate APA citations (both in-text and full references for the references page).
2. Discuss how concept 1 is found in your movie of choice.
3. Describe at least three examples from the movie that show this concept.
1-4 should comprise at least 1/2 of a single-spaced page for each concept. You will be analyzing five separate concepts. You may be over, but not under the half-page requirement per concept.
Please note that a concept is a whole idea, such as relationship self-disclosure, issues of self, listening. Thus, the five forms of listening would count as ONE concept, not five. The five conflict management strategies would count as one concept, not five.
Conclusion (1/4 page minimum): (worth 5 points)
Your conclusion should provide closure, share lessons learned, and a concluding summary.
Reference page (worth 5 points)
A reference page in proper APA format should be presented at the end of your paper. This is in addition to the in-text citations that should be found throughout the analysis portion of your submission.
Submit your essay as a Word .doc, .docx, or .rtf attachment only in its assignment folder under the Assignments link in your classroom by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday of Week 7. Do not submit your assignment in .pdf, .Gdoc, .Pages, or other format. See the Course Schedule in the syllabus for the exact final due date for this assignment.
This entire paper should be a minimum of 3 full single-spaced pages using a size 12 Times New Roman font. Again may exceed the page length, but your submission should not be under 3 full pages.
Be sure to use proper format with APA citations (both in-text and full references)