Social Marketing and Sustainability

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Social Marketing and Sustainability

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Sustainability, Marketing, Social Media

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    39 credit points

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Unlike commercial marketing which seeks to simplify changes in purchasing patterns, social marketing seeks to change strongly ingrained behaviours or firmly held beliefs in a manner that benefits individuals and society at large. Examples of social marketing include campaigns to prevent or reduce alcohol consumption, smoking, drug abuse, domestic violence and unsafe driving. This unit examines how to design a marketing strategy that will move the target audience from indifference to action and ultimately maintenance. The unit uses a case study approach drawing on current and historic Australian and international campaigns.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.