Creating Social Change at UNSW Sydney

COMM1000 Creating Social Change: From Innovation to Impact

Would you like to help build social solutions for a better future?

Comm 1000 Creating Social Change: From Innovation to Impact is a course about how you can meaningfully contribute to creating better social outcomes. Regardless of what you’re studying, you’ll learn how to use your skills to benefit the community.

The course delivers a broad understanding of social systems and the keys to initiating and sustaining positive social change. Using context from real and complex social issues, you will explore models for system change, social innovation, cross-sectoral collaboration and much more. As well the course explores global trends and international case studies of social change and how they relate to the Australian context.

You will have the rare opportunity to hear directly from experts in business, government and social purpose organisations who have initiated social change with success.

This course is now also available over Summer Term, to see pricing for the Summer Term click here (pricing is per credit unit, COMM1000 is a 6 credit point course).

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Creating Social Change: From Innovation to Impact

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.

Student Stories

Brody Smith

  • June 5, 2018

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.”

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