CCI500 Professional Communication Trends and Influences (16)

Professional communication is a diverse and dynamic field spanning a range of contexts, disciplines and literatures. This subject helps students to map the communication field and critically reflect on important trends and influences including social, technological, ethical, legal, cultural and practice issues, for the field generally, and for students particular discipline of interest.

Subject Outlines
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Session 3 (90)
Bathurst Campus

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • demonstrate ability to review, analyse and synthesise important trends and influences on the field of communication
  • demonstrate ability to reflect critically on trends and influences from different stakeholder and other perspectives
  • demonstrate ability to think critically about tensions between change and status quo within their own field of practice, and make high level judgments concerning future trends or policy


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Technological, ethical, societal, cultural, legal, media, ownership and other trends influencing professional communication
  • Communication practice, professionalism and stakeholder perspectives
  • Power, symbolic power and discourse


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.