COMM1000 Creating Social Change: From Innovation to Impact

What is the course about?

The key focus of Creating Social Change: From Innovation to Impact (COMM1000) is to examine how social change can address complex social issues such as place-based disadvantage, unemployment, disability and Indigenous disadvantage are explored.

Students are introduced to systems thinking and social change scenarios, with an overview of how business, government and the not-for-profit sectors can work together effectively to achieve positive social change.

The course is backed up by the real life experiences of high calibre guest speakers and the rigorous research of the Centre of Social Impact. Students will be given the opportunity to put their learning into practice by planning their own change process to solve a social problem.

When can I study this course?

Creating Social Change: From Innovation to Impact (COMM1000) is delivered both as a fully online program and with a blended program on campus at UNSW Kensington, Sydney.

The course is offered in different modes as a 10 week program for Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, and as an intensive 5 week online delivery in the Summer Term and intensive 3 week on campus for the T2C Term.

For more details, timetable information and detailed course information please read the course outline.

Entry requirements

This course is available as an elective for undergraduate students at the Australian School of Business and as a General Education (GenEd) course for students in all other UNSW faculties.

HECS-HELP is available for eligible students. COMM1000 is a 6 unit credit course.

Creating Social Change: From Innovation to Impact will also be available to non-UNSW students to study as a 'non-award' (voluntary) course and will be open for cross-institutional enrolment.

Student Stories

Brody Smith

5 June 2018

“I took COMM1000 in my fifth year of an engineering degree. It was hands-down the best course I’ve taken.

COMM1000 broadened my understanding of how I could utilise my engineering education to create positive social change around the world. It gave me an objective insight into the biggest challenges facing humanity, and the efforts of governments and organisations to address them.

The class conversations are open, interesting and engaging. Students from all backgrounds share their opinion and the teachers are passionate and knowledgeable. Everyone should do COMM1000.”

Key Contact

If you want to know more about the Centre for Social Impact’s postgraduate and undergraduate courses, get in touch.

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