Ritically analyse how culture and nonverbal communication are connected.

Critically analyse how culture and nonverbal communication are connected.

Approaching this question, you need to understand the concept of non-verbal communication, and its relationship with culture. The discussion can be focused on certain cultural spaces or certain cultural contexts. To answer this question, you may choose two or more cultural spaces or cultural contexts that you are interested in, and focus on one or two aspects of nonverbal communication (e.g. gestures, body posture, touch, space and eye contact etc.), then look at whether the nonverbal behaviour pattern is culturally appropriate in these different cultural spaces or cultural contexts, and how the changing cultural spaces or cultural contexts construct new meanings of non-verbal behaviours. Some recommended theorists in cultural studies include Stuart Hall, Edward T. Hall and Geert Hofstede.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Make sure to go beyond the unit readings in looking for materials.
Keep your essays focused. Make sure you have a clear argument (ONE key point) that is stated in the first paragraph (introduction) and reinforced throughout your essay, backed up by evidences from the media or other sources and academic research. Your key argument should be succinctly summarised at the end as well. Make sure there are critical voices in your essay.
Make sure each paragraph contains one key point, which connects to your key idea and helps build up your argument. Each point should be sufficiently explained and backed up by evidence (from readings, the media etc.). Each paragraph should logically follow on from the previous one.
Doni??t forget to include in-text references (Harvard style/APA) and attach a list of references in the correct format at the end. You only need to list the sources you actually refer to in your text (i.e. ideas that you quote or paraphrase). Use the referencing guide on iLearn.
The research questions are broad questions. In the description of each question, it provides some perspectives or aspects that you can focus on. You doni??t have to limit your discussion to these perspectives. You can have your own angles as long as the analysis is pertinent to the research question, but make sure to keep your essay focused (please refer to the second instruction)

Added on 11.06.2015 00:04
INSTRUCTIONS:

Make sure to go beyond the unit readings in looking for materials.
Keep your essays focused. Make sure you have a clear argument (ONE key point) that is stated in the first paragraph (introduction) and reinforced throughout your essay, backed up by evidences from the media or other sources and academic research. Your key argument should be succinctly summarised at the end as well. Make sure there are critical voices in your essay.
Make sure each paragraph contains one key point, which connects to your key idea and helps build up your argument. Each point should be sufficiently explained and backed up by evidence (from readings, the media etc.). Each paragraph should logically follow on from the previous one.
Doni??t forget to include in-text references (Harvard style/APA) and attach a list of references in the correct format at the end. You only need to list the sources you actually refer to in your text (i.e. ideas that you quote or paraphrase). Use the referencing guide on iLearn.
The research questions are broad questions. In the description of each question, it provides some perspectives or aspects that you can focus on. You doni??t have to limit your discussion to these perspectives. You can have your own angles as long as the analysis is pertinent to the research question, but make sure to keep your essay focused (please refer to the second instruction)