COM FP3200 Assessment 2- The Role of Gender, and Real-Life Application
Write a 3–4-page analysis of the difference between communication and gendered communication, including personal and professional impact, the role of gender, and real-life application.
This assessment requires you to conduct research and to apply gender communication theories to daily personal and professional experiences.
Competencies on gendered communication
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
- Competency 1: Critically analyze issues related to gender and communication.
- Describe the influence gender has on communication.
- Explain the impact of gendered communication on workplace communication.
- Competency 2: Evaluate personal and social dimensions of gender, communications, and culture.
- Describe how communication styles differ depending on personal and professional environments.
- Competency 5: Communicate effectively in a variety of formats.
- Communicate effectively and concisely using APA formatting.
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The Assessment 2 Context document explores theories related to gender and communication. Take time to review the document for an overview of key communication-style theories, including the following:
- Symbolic Interaction Theory.
- Performative Theory.
- Standpoint Theory.
Questions to Consider
To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the business community.
For the following questions, refer to the Resources for links to the Lieberman resource and the Parpart, Connelly, Barriteau, and Eudine resource:
- What is the difference between communication and gendered communication?
- Does a person “have” gender or “do” gender?
- What are the major theories that help us understand the difference between communication and gendered communication?
Lieberman, S. (n.d.). Differences in male and female communication styles. Retrieved from http://www.simmalieberman.com/
Parpart, J. L., Connelly, M., Barriteau, P., & Eudine, V. (2000). Theoretical perspectives on gender and development. Ottawa, Canada: IDRC Books.
The following optional resources are provided to support you in completing the assessment or to provide a helpful context. For additional resources, refer to the Research Resources and Supplemental Resources in the left navigation menu of your courseroom.
Click the links provided to view the following resources:
Click the links provided below to view the following multimedia pieces:
- Male and Female Historical Movements Timeline | Transcript.
- This media piece focuses on the key men’s and women’s movements throughout history. As you review the timeline, you may wish to compare the dates of the men’s and women’s movements and the differences in the movements.
The following e-books or articles from the Capella University Library are linked directly in this course:
- Eblen, A. L. (1983). Communication, gender, leadership, and commitment in the organization. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. (Order No. 8325263, University of Oregon).
- Parpart, J. L., Connelly, M., Barriteau, P., & Eudine, V. (2000). Theoretical perspectives on gender and development. Ottawa, Canada: IDRC Books.
- Lehn, D. V., & Gibson, W. (2011). Interaction and symbolic interactionism. Symbolic Interaction, 34(3), 315–318.
- Heath, R. L., & Bryant, J. (2000). Human communication theory and research: Concepts, contexts, and challenges. Mahwah, NJ: L. Erlbaum.
- Roeckelein, J. E. (2006). Elsevier’s dictionary of psychological theories. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier.
Course Library Guide
A Capella University library guide has been created specifically for your use in this course. You are encouraged to refer to the resources in the COM-FP3200 – Leadership, Gender, and Communication Library Guide to help direct your research.
Access the following resources by clicking the links provided. Please note that URLs change frequently. Permissions for the following links have been either granted or deemed appropriate for educational use at the time of course publication.
- Lieberman, S. (n.d.). Differences in male and female communication styles. Retrieved from http://www.simmalieberman.com/
- Intersex Society of North America (ISNA). (2008). Does having a Y chromosome make someone a man? Retrieved from http://www.isna.org/faq/y_
- World Health Organization (WHO). (n.d.). Gender and genetics. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/genomics/
- Devor, A. H. (2000). How many sexes? How many genders? When two are not enough. Retrieved from http://web.uvic.ca/~ahdevor/
The resources listed below are relevant to the topics and assessments in this course and are not required. Unless noted otherwise, these materials are available for purchase from the Capella University Bookstore. When searching the bookstore, be sure to look for the Course ID with the specific –FP (FlexPath) course designation.
- Fixmer-Oraiz, N., & Wood, J. T. (2019). Gendered lives: Communication, gender, and culture (13th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage.
- Male and Female Historical Movements Timeline | Transcript.
- This media piece focuses on the key concepts and definitions you must be familiar with as you go through the course.
For this assessment, write a 3–4-page analysis in which you distinguish between communication and gendered communication. Your analysis should address the following:
- The difference between “communication” and “gendered communication.”
- How communication theories can impact the workplace and our personal and professional relationships.
- The role gender plays in the communication process.
- How gender played a role in two different communication issues in your own personal or professional experience. Be sure to describe in detail the situation and the role of gendered communication in both examples.
Use the Capella library to locate current journal articles on male and female communication styles. (See the Course Library Guide in the Resources.) Reference at least four resources, most of which should come from the Capella library, to support your analysis. Note: If you use Internet sources, they must be credible. For example, Wikipedia and YouTube are not credible resources.
- Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
- APA formatting: Resources and in-text citations should be formatted according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting.
- Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point, double-spaced. Use Microsoft Word.
- Number of resources: 4 or more.
- Length: 3–4 pages.