COMM 113 - RELATIONAL COMMUNICATION

BOOK ANALYSIS / DUE: April 22-26/ EVALUATION: 25%

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SPECIFICATIONS: Example Papers Book Analysis

1] Select a book from one of the following:

a. Titles of your choice.
b. Books found in footnotes or bibliographies of the text(s)
c. Suggested book titles (below)

2] You may very well have read one or more of the titles listed here. If so, select one that is new to you.

3] The analysis is limited to a 3-4 page maximum [typed]. Sometimes a bit longer may be necessary, we can negotiate.

I am more concerned with your analysis of the book than a recounting of everything the book said. Be as creative and original as you feel is appropriate with the subject matter. Various formats are possible: poems, short stories, multi-media, additional chapters to book, etc. In other words, whereas the other written assignments were more formal you have license to do something that has meaning for you, that expresses not reports.

Satisfy yourself first and if it is good, more than likely I willl appreciate that as well. You may want to discuss some applications the book has for you.

Be sure to do two thing (1) provide an original response, as above, and (2) have some application/association with Interpersonal Communication. Of course, this can be indirect, preferably not a listing of theory names or tags .

These are EXAMPLES OF ACCEPTABLE TYPES OF BOOKS:

Smiley, Jane, Moo; A Thousand Acres
Powell, John S.J. [Several titles OK] e.g., Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am; Fully Human, Fully Alive
Hall, Edward, The Silent Language, The Hidden Dimension, The Dance of Time
James, M. & Jongeward, D., Born to Win: T.A. with Gestalt Experiments
Rogers, Carl & Stevens, B., Person to Person; On Becoming a Person
Prather, Hugh, Notes to Myself; I Touch the Earth, [And several other titles.] (Two count as one)
Saint Exupexy, he Little Prince
Axline, Virginia, Dibs: In Search of Self
Frankl, Viktor, Man's Search For Meaning; The Unheard Cry for Meaning.
Laing, R.D., Self and Others; Knots; The Politics of Experience, And others
Pirsig, Robert, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle maintenance
Heller, Joseph, Something Happened
Sheehy, Gail, Passages, More Passages
Lair, Jess, I Ain't Much, Baby - But I'm All I've Got
Angelou, Maya, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, etc.
Shattuck, Roger, The Forbidden Experiment: The Story of the Wild Boy of Aveyron
Buscaglia, Leo, Living, Loving, and Learning, And others
Beck, Aaron, Love is Never Enough
Langer, Ellen, Mindfulness; The Power of Mindful Learning
Waker, Alice, The Color Purple, etc.
Flagg, Fannie, Fried Green Tomatoes
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie, Seven People you Meet in Heaven
Kersey, Ken One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Troost, J. Maarten,
The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
Larry Watson, Montana 1948

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