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BSCOM 100 Week 1 Introduction to Communication Worksheet
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Introduction to Communication Worksheet.

Submit your worksheet to the Assignment Files tab.

Introduction to Communication Worksheet

Paragraph Questions
Answer the following questions in your own words. Each response must be written as an academic paragraph of at least 150 words. Be clear and concise and provide explanations for your answers. Format your sources consistent with APA guidelines.

1.     According to Communication: Principles for a Lifetime (2013), what is the definition of communication? What are the fundamentals of communication? What does communication mean to you personally? Provide an example.


2.     Describe the differences between linear, interactional, and transactional communication.



3.     Why is communication critical to developing self-concept? Provide an example of how communication has helped you to develop your self-concept.

Myth or Reality?
Identify whether each of the following sentences is a myth or a reality. Explain your answers.


 1.    You communicate only when you consciously and deliberately choose to communicate.

Myth or Reality


 2.    Words do not mean the same things to the listener as they do to the speaker.

Myth or Reality


 3.    You communicate primarily with words.

Myth or Reality


 4.    Nonverbal communication is not perceived solely through sight.

Myth or Reality


 5.    Communication is not a one-way activity.

Myth or Reality


 6.    The message you send is identical to the message received by the listener.

Myth or Reality


 7.    You can never give someone too much information.

Myth or Reality

Match the seven contexts of communication with the appropriate definition by placing the letter of the definition in the blank.


1.     ___ Interpersonal  
a.     Communication within and among large, extended environments

2.     ___ Intrapersonal
b.    Communication between and among members of different cultural backgrounds

3.     ___ Group

c.     Communication with a group of people
4.     ___ Public/Rhetorical

d.    Communication to a large group of listeners

5.     ___ Organizational
e.     Communication with oneself

6.     ___ Intercultural
f.     Communication to a very large audience through mediated forms

7.     ___ Mass
g.    Face-to-face communication between people

BSCOM 100 Week 2 Nonverbal, Interpersonal, and Textual Communication Worksheet
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Nonverbal, Interpersonal, and Textual Communication Worksheet.

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Nonverbal, Interpersonal, and Textual Communication Worksheet


Nonverbal communication plays an essential role in any conversation. Individuals who are aware of nonverbal actions during conversations can more effectively interpret what is being communicated.

Part 1
Look at the interactions between the individuals in the following photos and interpret what you think is being expressed through nonverbal communication. Using 50 to 100 words per response, describe the nonverbal cues that lead you to these interpretations.


What is being said nonverbally by each person?


If he is waiting for a job interview, what impression do you think he is going to make?










What is the interviewer (the woman on the right) communicating with her nonverbal positioning? 

Part 2
Compose 150- to 200-word responses to each of the following questions:


1.     Which of the images demonstrates an interpersonal communication exchange? How can you tell?


2.     What types of interpersonal communication are being displayed in the images? Why?

Part 3
Textual communication, or content that is read or viewed, also plays a role in communicating with others. Textual information may gain deeper meaning when the text is spoken or viewed in a specific context versus when it is read.


Read the following quotes, and write a 50- to 100-word interpretation of what you think is being expressed. Support your responses. If you wish to include references, format your responses consistent with APA guidelines.

·         “The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe—the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.


We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans—born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.


Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”

— John F. Kennedy (1961 Inaugural Address)


·         "In a sense we've come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the ‘unalienable Rights’ of ‘Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.’ It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note, insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked ‘insufficient funds.’


But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. And so, we've come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice.”

— Martin Luther King, Jr. (1963 “I have a dream” speech)


Kennedy, J. F. (1961, January 20). Inaugural address. Presidential inauguration, Washington, DC. Retrieved from:


King, M. L., Jr. (1963, August 28). “I have a dream” speech. Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC. Retrieved from


WikiQuote. Retrieved from



BSCOM 100 Week 2 Interview Activity
Choose 5 to 10 of the following interview questions and debate in the discussion thread below about the best response to each.

Develop 2- to 3-sentence responses for each chosen question:

Tell me about yourself.
What do you know about our organization?
Why do you want to work for us?
What can you do for us that someone else cannot?
Why should we hire you?
What important trends do you see in our industry?
Why are you leaving your present (or last) job?
What do you think are the salary requirements?
What are your strengths?
What are your weaknesses?
Describe a situation in which you had to work with a difficult person and how you handled it.
What motivates you to put forth your greatest effort?
In what kind of work environment are you comfortable?
What two or three things are important to you in your job?
How well do you work under deadlines and pressure?
On your way to work, you experience a frustrating situation. How do you maintain a positive attitude and avoid bringing negative emotions into the office?
Have you been in a situation where you disagreed with a supervisor's decision or a company policy? Describe how you handled the situation.
Are you a team player? Provide an example.
How do you evaluate success?
Tell me about some of your recent achievements.
What are your long-term goals?
How do you promote team unity?
Tell me about your favorite teacher. What characteristics do you admire and why?
What motivates you?
Submit your responses in a Microsoft® Word document to the Assignment Files tab.


BSCOM 100 Week 3 Small Team Experiences Paper
Recall a small team or group of which you have been a part.

Choose one of the options below for this assignment. The details required for each option are in the document link to the right. Follow the instructions for the option you choose.  

Include at least three references that support your paper. At least one of the three must come from your week three readings. 

 Option 1: Small Team or Group Paper

Option 2: Small Team Training Presentation 

 Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Grading details can be found on page 3 of the attached document. 


Option 1: Small Team or Group Paper
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper about your experience. Include the following:

Provide a brief description of the team or group. How many members did it include? What was its purpose?
Describe the behaviors the team or group exhibited as it went through each stage of development.
Describe a problem the team or group encountered. What steps were taken to address and solve the problem? Was the team or group able to generate a successful solution? Why or why not?
Discuss the influence that leadership-or the lack of leadership--had on the team's or group's ability to solve the problem. What style of leadership did the leader exhibit? What problem-solving steps were taken to resolve the situation? What steps would have produced better results?
Explain whether the team or group was effective. Support your position by discussing goals, roles, ground rules, norms, and characteristics your team or group displayed. How did these characteristics affect the team's or group's ability to accomplish its purpose and solve the problem it encountered?
Analyze how communication contributed to cohesiveness. Identify and address how diversity or technology affected the team or group members' ability to communicate with one another to reach a resolution.
Explain your thoughts on how goals, roles, ground rules, and norms help determine effectiveness. How did these characteristics affect the team's or group's ability to accomplish its purpose and solve the problem?
Format your assignment according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Option 2: Small Team Training Presentation
Identify a common problem you have seen in a team environment.


Create a training presentation that you will “present” to a team. You will pretend you are a Team Training Expert and use this presentation as a guide to help motivate and educate the team you are working with.


Create a multimedia presentation that effectively explains common team problems and ways to work through them, using Microsoft PowerPoint. Be sure to use examples… and don’t be afraid to have activity slides that would allow your audience to participate. For example, if you have done a fun team building activity, explain it and use it as a slide. Be creative!

It’s important that you include graphics, charts, etc as necessary to clearly express your objectives. The presentation should be 8-12 slides long.


You must include speaker’s notes that “replace” what you would say during the presentation if it was being presented in real life.

 You must use three (or more) sources, and properly cite them, in your paper. One must be from your text this week.


BSCOM 100 Week 4 Difficult Presentations Made Easy
Watch "Difficult Presentations Made Easy."

Create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation that outlines techniques to improve your presentation skills.

Develop a presentation that includes information from the video on ways to address anxiety-reducing techniques and improve overall presentation delivery.

Use an informative or persuasive approach to illustrate the importance of mastering key presentation techniques.

Cite at least two references from University Library.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.

You will present your presentation using Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations with notes.Speakers notes are required for each slide, and this is where the bulk of your information should be.

 Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.


BSCOM 100 Week 5 Special Issues Paper and Presentation

Communication Research Methods Activity.
Communication & Ethics sections of your textbook
Information and Communication Technologies from the World Bank
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper on special issues in communication.

Discuss the following in your paper as they relate to communication:

Mass communication
Include how these issues relate to each other. For instance: how do gender differences affect communication? How does technology affect communication between different cultures? Does diversity affect ethical decisions? How does technology affect ethical decision making? 

Identify the research approach typically used for each issue by filling out the University of Phoenix Material: Communication Research Methods Matrix. 

Cite at least three references from University Library.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course level APA guidelines. 

Prepare a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation on special issues in communication to complement the paper.

Include a summary of the matrix in your presentation. 

For Local Campus students, these are oral presentations accompanied by Microsoft®PowerPoint® presentations.
For Online and Directed Study students, these are Microsoft® PowerPoint®presentations with notes.
 Submit your paper, presentation, and matrix to the Assignment Files tab.

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