COM105 Communication (8)

After an introduction to communication theory and language within organisations, attention will be paid to developing competence in the practice of communication. The focus will be on such areas as critical reading, public speaking, listening, report and submission writing, and non-verbal communication.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have previously completed C0M1014

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental concepts of the communication process;
  • be able to understand recent developments in language, especially language used within organisations;
  • be able to understand the principal features of nonverbal communication;
  • be able to demonstrate a competence in a number of basic writing techniques (for example, sentence structure, punctuation, spelling) and employ these techniques;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the reading process and use various reading techniques;
  • be able to undertake such tasks as the writing of reports, submissions and business letters;
  • be able to communicate effectively in speech situations such as addressing a group.


This subject will cover the following topics:

- Communication Theory - definitions, models and communication barriers - Non-verbal Communication - especially kinesics, proxemics, dress and appearance, paralanguage - Reading for Different Purposes - emphasis on critical reading especially for research - Developments in language - Australian usage, jargon, non-sexist language - Written Communication - emphasis on submissions and reports attention also paid to matters of style, vocabulary, register, etc. - Oral Communication - improving speech skills; public speaking; listening skills.


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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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.