MKTG5505 Marketing and Society

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
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.
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 ; and (4) demonstrate the ability to give oral presentations that are clear and coherent to specialists and non-specialists.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) case study report (includes nil assessed written summary overview of case study) and presentation; (2) mid-semester examination; and (3) reflection on learning report. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Dave Webb
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
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