COM 102 Research Paper
Overview: Throughout the semester, we have studied several theories and concepts of interpersonal communication. It is now your opportunity to research and present three (3) theories/concepts that is of interests and/or importance to you. Below are some topics you may wish to consider that we have covered:
Communication and Identity
Communication and relational Dynamics
Fried Green Tomatoes (3 theories or concepts from class)
Managing interpersonal Conflicts
Knapp’s’ Stages of relationships
Your paper should be 5-7 pages in length, APA format and Times New Roman font. The Purdue Online Writing Lab is a useful site. The link is: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/
You must have five (5) sources of information, with two (2) coming from books, two (2) from the internet and one (1) of your choice. Please be clear, concise, and cogent in your analysis. In order to avoid plagiarism, please site all information. The Bailey Library on campus is a great resource for research books. Be sure that any web pages you use are credible. Although some information may be accurate, Wikipedia is not always a reliable source of information. Please do not have this in your works cited page.
Presentation: You will have 5-7 minutes to present a formal presentation on your research. You should come prepared to answer questions from your audience (the class) regarding your research. You must have a visual aid and a handout for your audience (25 copies needed). You may want to consider using Power Point for your presentation.