Part A: close relationships
1. Identify the various types of friendships in your life and evaluate how effectively they are sustained through communication.
Your writing should be academic, engage the concepts and terminology used in the study materials, and be about 200-600 carefully edited and proofread words in length. Make sure to answer all parts of the questions, and demonstrate your mastery of the assigned readings. Please respond to at least two other posts in a meaningful way.
Part B: Interview Project Guide
Communication 1: Interpersonal Communication
Overview of Assignment:
The interview project is a (hopefully) fun way for you to dive deeper into some of the course concepts we have discussed and apply them to real life experiences: both your own, and of someone else.
The project itself has three parts: (a) the interview, (b) a reflection, and (c) peer responses. Each section will be described in more detail below.
Purpose of Assignment:
The goals of this assignment are to help you:
Practice active listening skills
Explore a unique perspective on interpersonal communication
Apply course concepts to real life examples
Connect interpersonally with someone outside of your age group
Reflect on your own communication experiences
- Reflect on what you have learned from the project
- Part A: The Interview
- Think of this as a conversation. Find someone who is at least 15 years older than you, who is willing to talk with you. Interview them over the phone or a richer medium like Zoom/Facetime. They should be someone who is willing to allow you to share their stories (and possible pictures) with our classroom audience and is able and willing to speak about their past.
- Focus on uncovering stories about their own experiences with interpersonal communication when they were your age (for most of you, that is late teens/early 20s). I don’t have a suggested time frame for the interview, but try to be thorough in your questions and thoughtful in your listening. Some questions you might ask:
- Where did they grow up?