Interpersonal Communication Assignment .


College of Communication and Media Sciences
Interpersonal Communication Assignment
The main goal of this team presentation assignment is for you to put into practice the skills and knowledge you have attained throughout this course. This presentation is also aimed at helping you develop your public speaking skills and critical analysis skills. For this assignment you are going to work in groups of no more than 3 people.
For this presentation, you are going to choose a film (film clips) and connect the themes and issues you observe in the film to topics you have learnt in class. Your presentation should be no more than 20 minutes in length with each person speaking for an equal amount of time including film clips of no more than 5 minutes. What this means is that each group member should be speaking for roughly 5 minutes each. For example, if there are two people in you group, you should be presenting for no more than 15 minutes total. 3 people equals 20 minutes. Your presentation should include the following:
• 1. Introduction: where the topic of you presentation and your main thesis is illustrated to the class.
• 2. Briefly outline the interpersonal/intercultural concepts you are illustrating.( this is my point)
• 3. Throughout the presentation you will be using the film and film clips as well as film content in general to prove or support the main thesis and topic of your presentation.
• 4. Think outside the box. Why is this topic, thesis important to you or to society in general.
On the day of the presentation you must provide a printed outline to the instructor and you must have a Powerpoint presentation that is well timed and practiced. If you spend too much time switching from slides to film clips marks may be deducted for the break in cohesion. Grading will be divided into three areas (topic, content, and presentation – see grading Rubric on Blackboard for more details) and will take the following into consideration:
Is the topic challenging? Is it appropriate for the audience and assignment? Was it narrowed sufficiently?
Is there a clear, well-written thesis statement? Is the thesis statement true to the content of the presentation?
Are the main points well supported? Are there a variety of sources? Did the presentation add to the knowledge of the audience?
Did the presentation interest you? Was the interest sustained?
Is the introduction identifiable? Does it gain attention? Does it suggest the significance of 
the topic to the audience? Does it preview the content of the presentation?
Is the body of the presentation clearly organized? Are main points clearly identified? 
Does the presentation flow effectively? Is it cohesive?
Did the conclusion signal the end of the presentation? Did it review? Was there a sense of 
Was delivery poised and confident? Was there appropriate rate? Volume? Enunciation? Variety? Tone? Was there an effective use of pauses? Lack of vocalized pauses and interjections? Did the delivery detract from the presentation?
Was eye contact sufficient? Was there an effective use of gestures? Physical movement? Were notes handled effectively? Did any movement detract from the presentation?
Were video clips used? Used effectively? Did they reinforce the presentation? Were they handled well? Were they clear and concise?
Did the group seem cohesive? How, in general, did they function with one another? Were the relationships between individuals maintained effectively? Did all members of the group contribute equally to the preparation of the presentation?
Below I have provided a list of films that are acceptable, however you are not limited to the list. A very important consideration to take into account when you are choosing your film is that you MUST NOT choose a film you have seen many times. This will actually be a hindrance as you will not be able to pick up small details the same way as if it were the first time you were viewing the film. Be adventourous when chosing your film. DO a little research. If you have a movie that you want to use that is not on the list, see me and we can discuss it. To find out more about these movies, you can go to If there is more than one version of a movie, it’s your choice as to which one to use.

A Few Good Men
Disclosure Mother
Ship Of Fools

Tin Men

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Do The Right Thing Mrs. Doubtfire

Simon Birch
To Kill A Mockingbird

A Streetcar Named Desire
Driving Mrs. Daisy My Dinner With Andre

Sophie’s Choice


As Good As It Gets
E.T. My Fair Lady

Steel Magnolias

Torch Song Trilogy

Barbarians At The Gate
Educating Rita My Family (Mi Familia)


Trading Places

Being There
Finian’s Rainbow Nine To Five
Terms Of Endearment
Twelve Angry Men

Big Chill
Fried Green Tomatoes Nothing In Common
The Christmas Story


Blade Runner Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner On Golden Pond
The Color Purple

Wall Street

Boyz In The Hood How To Make An American Quilt Ordinary People

The Doctor
War Of The Roses

Because I Said So
I Never Sang For My Father Outland

The Perez Family
Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Wolf

Les Miserables Pygmalion

The Tempest

Working Girl

Romeo And Juliet

The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit

You’ve Got Mail

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