COM111 Professional Writing (8)

This subject introduces the basics of professional writing for the communication and creative industries. Through the application of theory and practice, students gain a solid understanding of genre, style and narrative form in professional and creative communication contexts. This will enable students to meet the expectations concerning writing of future employers.

Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Port Macquarie
Wagga Wagga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Session 3 (90)
Bathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to write at a level that meets professional expectations with respect to grammar, spelling, sentence construction, accuracy and clarity;
  • Be able to write effectively across a range of genres;
  • Be able to write competently in a range of registers, from formal to informal;
  • Be able to identify what constitutes good writing in (and outside of) their professional fields; and
  • Be able to apply good writing principles to their professional work.
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • A framework for understanding how written language works in professional and creative contexts
  • Grammar, sentence construction, spelling and punctuation at a professional level
  • Genre, register and narrative in professional writing
  • Drafting and editing skills
  • Critical self-reflection pertaining to writing
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.