Interpersonal Communication

COMM 150 Week 6 Assignment Weekly Matinee 6 Purpose To assess your ability to: • identify strategies to successfully respond to conflict • define Interpersonal Communication • describe the impact of language on gender and cultural issues • demonstrate the importance of effective listening • analyze a new external environment for language • identify the characteristics of friendships • identify elements of power and conflict Action Items 1. Watch the film The Social Network in its entirety. Note:This film is available on DVD and digitally. You can purchase, rent or download the film for the purposes of this course. This film may also be available for check out at your local library. Film Summary: Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking website that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business. It stars Jesse Eisenberg as founder Mark Zuckerberg, along with Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake as the other principals involved in the website's creation. The film received eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director (Fincher), and Best Actor (Eisenberg), and won three for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Film Editing. At the 68th Golden Globe Awards, the film won Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Original Score. 2. Identify a character in the film that presented both their public and private self. (1-2 paragraphs) 3. Identify a scene in the film that offered a good example of perception and emotion. (1-2 paragraphs) 4. Identify a scene in the film where the language was key to your understanding of the situation. (1-2 paragraphs) 5. Identify a character in the film that effectively used nonverbal communication. (1-2 paragraphs) 6. Identify a scene in the film that negatively portrayed gender or cultural (or both!) in relationships. (2-3 paragraphs) 7. Identify a scene in the film that positively portrayed conflict management. (2-3 paragraphs) 8. What lessons, if any, did each of the characters learn? What lessons in life do you think teach people to be more accepting of others differences? (3-4 paragraphs) Submission Instructions Submit your completed assignment using the Submit tool. Grading Rubric • Content – relevance, accuracy, and depth: 55 points • Effectiveness – writing style, appropriateness to purpose and audience, tone, flow/readability, clarity, organization, progression: 35 points • Note that points will be deducted for failing to meet the requirements of error-free mechanics and format criteria.