EML172 Apply Language and Learning Skills (8)

In this CSU-TPC subject, students will apply analytical and evaluative skills in writing, studying, and research. Students will develop skills to read a range of written texts for meaning and purpose and respond to texts evaluating argument and language techniques in appropriate format. They will analyse political concepts and contexts and be able to present an analysis of political practice and ideas in a contemporary context


Subject Outlines
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Term 1 (75)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Dubbo Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EML172. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Office for Students

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in the CSU Pathway Program - Diploma of General Studies.

Assumed Knowledge

Normally applicants will have Year 12 or equivalent, however applicants with other educational backgrounds will also be considered.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to critically evaluate complex texts in context
  • Be able to compose a sustained text appropriate to audience and context
  • Be able to present a complex researched text in academic format
  • Be able to select and evaluate relevant information for reliability and usefulness for research purposes
  • Be able to apply knowledge of political concepts, ideologies and contexts
  • Be able to present information in appropriate written formats
  • Be able to identify and apply the concept of critical thinking in preparation for academic study
  • Be able to develop skills and knowledge required to select, organise and evaluate information in an academic context
  • Be able to understand the purposes and uses of written texts for further study
  • Be able to understand the meaning of written texts for further study
  • Be able to respond to a written text for further study


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • text types
  • writing styles
  • context
  • language techniques
  • purpose
  • political concepts
  • political structures and ideologies
  • political movements for change
  • political contexts
  • line of argument
  • thesis
  • evaluating in a particular context
  • understanding appropriate formats


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au 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.