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Unit description

Improves students' communication competencies in business and academia. Provides an understanding of the role and importance of interpersonal communication within organisations. Introduces students to communication theories and concepts applicable in a business and academic setting. Illustrates and puts into practice skills required to improve interpersonal communication competence.

Unit content

Module 1: Communication theory and practice

Module 2: Academic integrity & writing skills

Module 3: Non-verbal communication

Module 4: Self-identity, listening and feedback

Module 5: Intercultural communication and conflict resolution

Module 6: Groups, meetings and presentations

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate an understanding of academic integrity and how to achieve it
2recognise and apply a range of communication theories and concepts
3demonstrate effective and confident writing skills
4apply the theories pertaining to interpersonal and intercultural communication.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of academic integrity and how to achieve it
  2. recognise and apply a range of communication theories and concepts
  3. demonstrate effective and confident writing skills
  4. apply the theories pertaining to interpersonal and intercultural communication.

Prescribed Learning Resources

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Academic Integrity quiz20%
Essay40%
Case study40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Academic Integrity quiz20%
Essay40%
Case study40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Academic Integrity quiz20%
Essay40%
Case study40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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International

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