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SOCL11059 Introducing Social Change
Introducing Social Change
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General Information


In this unit you will examine key processes of social change and power that are needed to address the challenges facing people and the planet. By drawing on the work of a range of social change leaders and new paradigms from a range of social sectors - production, consumption, distribution, exchange and finance - you will begin developing skills in leading social change. You will explore processes of self change and social change as well as the social innovations that will be part of developing a new economy, society and sustainable environment into the 21st Century.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2022


Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Portfolio
Weighting: 50%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 50%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Moodle Site


I think that the unit has to be restructured. The assessment task was confusing and sometimes didn't relate to the unit work. Some content was biased and did not give students a realistic view on issues and counter-opinions.


The unit will be restructured to give a broader understanding of social change.

Feedback from Moodle Site


The unit was not designed in a way that led me to understand what I should be studying each week. The moodle pages lacked content. Assignments introduced concepts that were briefly considered in the unit materials.


Implementation of a top-down restructuring of the unit with a clear scaffolded approach will assist students.

Feedback from Moodle Site


Lindsay was a great help navigating us through this unit. He made sure that we all could understand the work and he was very engaging on the unit topic. I enjoyed the genuine local focus, organisational relevance, and real-world situational awareness provided by Lindsay Greer.


Implementation of new unit structure and continue with a grounded approach to teaching social change to engage students in sociological thinking.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain how social innovation can address wicked social problems
  2. Discuss case studies addressing social change across a range of sectors
  3. Apply human centred design principles and re-framing to a social change problem
  4. Explain your role in generating positive social and environmental change.


Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Portfolio - 50%
2 - Written Assessment - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Portfolio - 50%
2 - Written Assessment - 50%
Textbooks and Resources


There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

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