1. To demonstrate course concepts at work in real life situations.
2. To practice organizing and writing a formal papers using APA
3. To give students a chance to practice recognition and analysis of IPC
Choose a movie to watch that will adequately allow you to observe and
analyze Interpersonal Conflict concepts found in Chapter 10. Your movie
must have examples of real life conflict situations (no fantasy or
outlandish comedy that would never really happen in real life). Select
your movie from the list posted in the assignment folder in Session 12.
Once you have chosen an appropriate movie, and thoroughly read through
Chapter 10 on Interpersonal Conflict, watch your movie, taking careful
notes of examples of interpersonal conflict within the movie. Plan to
organize and develop your paper using the following outline:
Introduction: Tell us which movie you choose to watch and why you choose
that movie. Next BRIEFLY describe the plot of the movie ? no more than
Body: Here you will relate the movie to Communication Theories about
Conflict as described in Chapter 10. Choose 3-5 concepts from Chapter 10
that you will demonstrate your understanding of by giving specific
examples of those behaviors found in the movie. Use APA documentation to
cite the concepts from the text, but be sure to demonstrate your
understanding of the concepts by describing them in your own words.
Conclusion: In the last paragraph of the paper you should include a
personal reflection, describing an example that you have witnessed in
your personal life of the concepts discussed in the paper.
Requirements and Evaluation Criteria:
1. Your paper must be typed, between 800-1000 words, and use APA
formatting, however you do not need to include an abstract. Papers must
have correct spelling and grammar including sentence & paragraph
structure, and use consistent case and tense throughout.
2. Choose 3-5 specific interpersonal communication concepts in your text
book that you will discuss. You should first give a brief explanation of
the concept in your own words, and then provide examples from the movie.
NOTE: You will need to be specific when referencing the concept and
location in the film (e.g. in the scene where?), BUT be careful NOT to
tell too much of the story of the movie ? you will do that only in the
This assignment is worth 100 points. Please see the rubric for grading
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