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Assignment: Interpersonal Interactions in Film

Films can hold up a mirror to us about ourselves and our relationships, but they can also demonstrate an exaggerated, stereotypical, simplistic, or dysfunctional view of our interactions. This Assignment provides you with an opportunity to apply what you are learning about interpersonal relationships as portrayed in a movie of your choosing. You will evaluate communication skills as you analyze the movie. Choose a movie that allows you to analyze significant interpersonal relationships.

Consider what the movie is about, who the characters are, and who holds the significant relationships. Analyze the verbal and nonverbal communication present in the major relationships of the movie. Choose a scene in which two characters from different cultural backgrounds (race, age group, nationality, etc.) interact with each other, and analyze the communication that takes place in that scene. Perhaps the two characters are having a deeply emotional conversation (anger, sadness, fear, etc.) that warrants your consideration. Apply lessons learned in this course, and from your own experience, to your analysis of the scene and interactions.

This week, you will start the analysis portion of your film of choice, focusing on the interpersonal interactions it portrays. You will also apply the knowledge you have gained on interpersonal communication to a relationship in the movie you chose.

To prepare for this Assignment:

By Day 7

Write a 2- to 3-page paper that includes the following:


Week 3: Verbal and Nonverbal Communication

You’ve probably heard the old adage, “It’s not what you say but how you say it that counts.” While true in a sense, as professional communicators we recognize that both words and actions impact relationships. Words can be like arrows that, once set in motion, cannot be taken back. Our nonverbal communication can give us away in a second, contradict our own verbal message, and influence our interactions. Words and actions provide us important insights into others and ourselves. Learning the importance of verbal and nonverbal communication as critical elements of our soft skill set is an important step in your personal and professional growth.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this week, you will be able to:

Learning Resources

Required Readings

University of Minnesota. (n.d.-a). 3.3 functions of language. In Communication in the real world: An introduction to communication studies. Retrieved June 12, 2019, from

University of Minnesota. (n.d.-e). Chapter 4: Nonverbal communication. In Communication in the real world: An introduction to communication studies. Retrieved June 12, 2019, from

Vagianos, A. (2017). 1 in 3 women has been sexually harassed at work, according to survey. Retrieved from