Creating Social Change: From Innovation to Impact - COMM1000

Faculty: UNSW Business School

School: UNSW Business School

Course Outline: COMM1000 Course Outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Do you believe in a fairer, more equitable society? Would you like to be a part of finding solutions that mean a better future for your country?

Whether your career lies in business, not-for-profit, social enterprise or government, this is a course is about how you can meaningfully contribute to creating a better social outcomes. Whether your course of study is business, law, the arts, social sciences, built environment, engineering or medicine, you can learn how to apply your skills to benefit the community.

Using context from real and complex social issues which policy makers, industry leaders and social service providers grapple with every day, we will explore models for system change, social innovation, cross-sectoral collaboration and much more. Students will complete the course with a broad understanding of social systems and the keys to initiating and sustaining positive social change.

You will explore global trends and international case studies of social change and how these may translate in an Australian context, and 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.

And in a world full of competitive priorities, you will be able to communicate with future employers your understanding of social sustainability.

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