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COM711 The Culture of Communication (16)


This subject covers the cultural context of communication, exploring the role of text, symbols, and shared (or exclusive) meaning. Communication and creativity as forces in cultural cohesion and division will be considered, as a basis for research projects. Issues of identity, cultural hegemony, diversity and change will be investigated in order to deepen the student’s understanding of the cultural dimensions of a research project.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionSY/USSchool of Communication and Creative Industries

Enrolment restrictions

Enrolment restricted to candidates enrolled in the Doctor of Comunication.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify the cultural components of their research project
  • be able to relate cultural theory to their area of practice
  • be able to critically evaluate cultural approaches and contexts for their project
  • be able to demonstrate awareness of cultural complexity (including indigeneity) in communication and creative practices


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Cultural theory and methods of research
  • Identity, role, culture and ethics (including indigeneity)
  • Communication and culture; circuit of culture; performativity
  • Cultural practices in communication and creative industries
  • Organisational /professional culture and communication
  • Myth, story-telling and narrative theory in organisations, professions and creative industries


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.