COMMUNICATION THEORY WEEK11
Who we are as women and men is the product of many communication events that build upon our biological substrate. We feel normal, not constructed, but years of exposure to our language and concepts is what has led us to feel normal in the way we enact our very personal gender identity. Reflecting that this gender construction is normally hiIDen from us, look at the world around you, then at your dress, hair, speech, and behaviour. How much of those gender components only make sense because of the culture around you? How are those norms communicated to you? If you wanted to behave differently than your social gender expectations, how would you communicate that difference? What would happen to you? What does that suggest about communication and personal identity?
Try to imagine yourself sitting on a patio overlooking a busy harbour surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Around you sit the members of your class, everyone holding a favourite beverage. The Sun beats warmly on your back and the salt tang in the light breeze refreshes your being. Now reflect on the last 11 weeks, what you thought about communication then and what you know about it now. What has stood out? What did you learn that was surprising? What changes are you making in the way you communicate? What would you like to learn more about? Did you have fun? Did your brain ache?
Below are the details for the assignment:
Part 2 (Due Week 11)
In aIDition to parts A-C, for Part 2 of the Team Assignment, the team is to
develop a part D.
The team is to develop a conclusion to the course in a short essay of 750 words. After reviewing both team exercises and discussing them, the team should write its concluding essay.
This essay should approximately answer the questions:
1) What is the value of this course to us? (COMMUNICATION THEORY)
2) What have we learned about the way communication takes place?
Team members need not agree and a range of views is acceptable.
THREE PAGES PLUS REFERENES