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CMS1009 Communication in Academic and Professional Contexts

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities and Communication

Other requisites

Students who have completed or are enrolled in CMS1009 Communication in Academic and Professional Contexts cannot enrol in CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship.

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.


This course requires students to demonstrate their understanding of academic protocols in researching and delivering written and oral assignment tasks. Critical thinking will be encouraged through assignments which require evaluation of sources and scrutiny of authorial credibility and textual quality. Academic writing by professionals in the field of communication studies will be analysed. Assessment items will test the processes involved in academic communication, including the application of referencing systems, source critiques and the use of appropriate style and tone for different audiences and tasks. The course will require the development of thesis statements, the use of evidence and the construction of arguments in both written and oral assessment items. It develops skills in oral communication through the preparation and delivery of a 'belief and doubt' presentation, which will encourage students to think both critically and empathetically about different points of view. Written communication skills will come from the preparation of both a preliminary and a large-scale essay and a report.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2012 External
Semester 1, 2012 On-campus Springfield