CSI UNSW: Undergraduate subjects

The Centre for Social Impact's undergraduate subjects at UNSW are for anyone interested in creating social change.

COMM1000: Creating Social Change - From Innovation to Impact

Do you want to make an impact with your Gen Ed? Are you interested in learning more about sustainability and social change in a practical way?

COMM1000: Creating Social Change - From Innovation to Impact , is for aspiring change agents across all sectors, including business, not-for-profit and government.

Whether your career lies in business, law, art and design, arts and social sciences, the built environment, science, engineering or medicine, you will develop practical skills to lead complex systems for create better social outcomes. We explore the issues that policy makers, industry leaders and social service providers grapple with every day, such as inequality, place-based disadvantage, mental health, homelessness, and human rights.

We will introduce models for systems change, social innovation, and cross-sectoral collaboration and you will complete the subject with a broad understanding of social systems and the keys to initiating and sustaining positive social change.

The course introduces local and global trends through a range of case studies, and you will have the opportunity to hear directly from experts in business, government and social purpose organisations who have successfully initiated social change.

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COMM3030: Social Entrepreneurship Practicum

COMM3030 Social Entrepreneurship Practicum is a Work Integrated Learning course designed to integrate theory with experiential practice and involve authentic and purposeful engagement with partner organisations. It enables undergraduate students to develop professional skills while working in a team on a real social entrepreneurship project.

Students work with partners from industry, social enterprises, not-for-profits and foundations to develop and conduct a variety of applied projects in different areas of social entrepreneurship.

In doing so, they have the opportunity to develop their professional skills, including critical thinking, communication, teamwork, research, innovation and creativity, entrepreneurship, leadership and many others.

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Meet a CSI UNSW student

Maddii Maguire has used her knowledge from completing COMM1000: Creating Social Change - From Innovation to Impact, to progress a community project and generate local impact.