To focus on nonverbal and symbolic behavior, this assignment requires that you mute the volume of the television for a program’s duration.
· Select a television program that you know contains social inequality or social class themes.
· Prepare 750-850 word analysis of the program in which you complete the following:
o Provide a brief introduction that includes the program’s title, describes the type of program, and explains which social theme you are addressing.
o Describe and explain scenes that apply to the social theme.
o Identify all observed body language, facial expressions, gestures, posture stances, modes of dress, nonverbal cues, symbols, and any other observed nonverbal forms of communication in the scenes.
o Explain your interpretation of the meanings of the identified nonverbal communications and symbolism.
o Summarize how these interpretations are important to the sociological understanding of your chosen social inequality or social class theme.
o Suggest how your interpretation of the respective meanings might be generalized to society as a whole.
o Provide a conclusion that summarizes the key points in your analysis.