Studying online

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Unit Overview


This unit extends student knowledge into areas seldom covered in traditional marketing studies. Students explore the societal and environmental consequences of marketing and, as a result, are better positioned to make more sustainable product related decisions. They are introduced to the life goal concepts of life satisfaction, wellbeing and quality of life (QOL) and develop a deeper appreciation of how marketing can positively enhance life goals. Students examine the potential contribution of market based economies to equitable globalisation and learn how new technologies can be applied to achieve the above in a more sustainable manner.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) recognise and respond appropriately to ethical, cultural, social and sustainability issues for specialised marketing tasks; (2) adapt acquired knowledge to new marketing situations; (3) demonstrate an understanding of marketing's potential contribution to societal and environmental wellbeing; (4) demonstrate the ability to give oral presentations that are clear and coherent to specialists and non-specialists; and (5) develop competencies to work effectively in diverse teams.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) mid semester progress assessment; (2) 'case study' project report and presentation; and (3) reflective task. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Dave Webb
Contact hours
Up to 3 hours per week which may include seminars/lectures/workshops/dedicated meeting time with the unit coordinator as well as self-directed learning and pre-recorded 'lecture' videos to be watched ahead of each scheduled weekly session.
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  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.