SOCS1901 Communication in Practice

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1AlbanyFace to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Society and Culture
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 1 elective
This unit aims to strengthen students' analytical, research and essay writing communication skills in the context of the disciplines of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Students are able to (1) critically consider the contexts and variables that impact effective written and spoken communication; (2) conduct research and analyse evidence; (3) construct a logical and persuasive argument; (4) apply different writing structures and styles; and (5) develop appropriate interpersonal and oral presentation skills.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research essay; (2) learning journal; and (3) team presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Antony Gray
Unit rules
Advisable prior study:
This unit is designed for students who speak English as a primary language,
with native-like proficiency. Students who speak English as an additional language are recommended to complete HUMA1901 and/or HUMA1902 prior to undertaking this unit.
ENGL2280 Professional Writing; COMM1901 Communication in Practice
Contact hours
3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 2 [SEM-2 ]
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.