What is the course about?
The key focus of the course is to examine how social change happens in Australia while also providing connections and insights to global trends and issues. Social challenges such as intergenerational unemployment, disability and Indigenous disadvantage are explored.
Students are introduced to systems thinking and societal change scenarios and provided with an overview of how sectors create social impact in Australia, and how they can work together more effectively to achieve positive social change. The course is backed up by the real life experiences of the high calibre guest speakers.
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 (course codeCOMM1000) runs Summer Term, Term 1, Term 2, Term 3 at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.
The course is available as an elective for undergraduate students at the Australian School of Business and as a GenEd course for students in all other UNSW faculties. HECS-HELP is available for eligible students.
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 – more information is available on the UNSW website here.
Brody is a Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering Student
“I took COMM1000 in my 5th 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.”
If you want to know more about the Centre for Social Impact’s postgraduate and undergraduate courses, get in touch.
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