COM430 Graduate Study Skills (8)

This subject is intended for students who are enrolled in Graduate Certificate courses and have not studied at University level previously, but who have substantial relevant career and industry experience, or who have an older undergraduate degree where these skills would require an update. The subject is built around a core of generic study skills in information literacy, communication and writing skills, and skills in reasoning and critical thinking. The skills are demonstrated by addressing issues that pertain to the student's field of vocational study.

Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga 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
Enrolment restrictions

Students in Graduate Certificates. Access to a computer is required.

Incompatable Subjects
COM120 COM173
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to recognise and meet the expectations of an argumentative essay; carry out independent research for an argumentative essay; determine how to properly acknowledge and reference sources
  • be able to identify the main forms of argument; analyze and evaluate arguments, and synthesize these three skills in the construction of good arguments of their own
  • be able to demonstrate the specialised communication skills required to plan, structure, write, and properly format an argumentative essay
  • be able to think critically about a particular topic and create a well constructed argumentative essay on the basis of this critical thought
  • be able to apply [all skills developed in the subject] in relation to their field of vocational interest
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Values, ethics and the ethos of University scholarship
  • Critical thinking and reasoning
  • Information literacy
  • Writing and communication skills for University study
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.