COM711 The Culture of Communication (16)

This subject covers the cultural context of communication, exploring the role of text, symbols, and shared (or exclusive) meaning. Communication and creativity as forces in cultural cohesion and division will be considered, as a basis for research projects. Issues of identity, cultural hegemony, diversity and change will be investigated in order to deepen the student’s understanding of the cultural dimensions of a research project.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.
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 Communication and Creative Industries
Enrolment restrictions
Enrolment restricted to candidates enrolled in the Doctor of Comunication.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify the cultural components of their research project
  • be able to relate cultural theory to their area of practice
  • be able to critically evaluate cultural approaches and contexts for their project
  • be able to demonstrate awareness of cultural complexity (including indigeneity) in communication and creative practices
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Cultural theory and methods of research
  • Identity, role, culture and ethics (including indigeneity)
  • Communication and culture; circuit of culture; performativity
  • Cultural practices in communication and creative industries
  • Organisational /professional culture and communication
  • Myth, story-telling and narrative theory in organisations, professions and creative industries
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.