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Marketing for Behavioural Change focuses on the planning and implementation of programmes designed to bring about social change, using concepts from commercial marketing. It is geared toward furthering a cause, raising money, raising awareness and public education, or bringing about social change. Students will be exposed to a diverse range of not-for-profit and for-profit organisations that embody socially responsible and social-change driven missions.
Workload24 (12x2) hours of in class lectures. 24 (12x2) hours of lecture preparation24 hours of test preparation24 (12x2) hours of diary reflection and writing40 hours of assessment preparation4 hours of assessment writing 10 hours of online discussion
Upon completion of this course students should be able to:Appreciate the significance of concepts of social marketing for profit and non-profit organisations in New Zealand and internationally.Understand social marketing campaign strategy.Understand the role of the media in social marketing.Understand the services dimension of social marketing.Have improved independent research, critical analysis, and written communication skills.BCom Learning GoalsGoal 1: Graduates can demonstrate advanced knowledge of their selected subject major, informed by the broader context of Commerce;Goal 2: Graduates are able to use analytical thinking and problem-solving skills to address specific problems;Goal 3: Graduates can understand issues from a range of ethical, global and multicultural perspectives;Goal 4: Graduates are able to communicate effectively both orally and in written form.Learning Goal Assessed with: 1: Test, Survey, Final Assignment2: Test, Survey, Final Assignment3: Diary Reflection, Final Assignment4: Test, Diary reflection, Survey, Final Assignment, in class discussions
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
Any 60 points at 200-level or above
Students must attend one activity from each section.
GradingAll marks will be scaled in line with University of Canterbury regulations. You should not regard 50% as a pass mark.
Class RepresentativeA class representative may be asked to volunteer in the first few weeks of class. Any problems with the course can be raised with the class rep. Their email can be found at UCSA. The class representative will take up any issues raised by class members with the lecturer concerned as they occur.Departmental Academic Policies The Department assumes that you have read this document.You should also read the General Course and Examination RegulationsDishonest PracticeThe University of Canterbury considers cheating and plagiarism to be serious acts of dishonesty. All assessed work must be your own individual work unless specifically stated otherwise in the assessment guidelines. Material quoted from any other source must be clearly acknowledged. You must not copy the work of another person (student or published work) in any assessment including examinations, tests and assignments. Any person, who is found to have copied someone else's work, or to have allowed their work to be copied, will receive a fail grade for that piece of assessment and may face disciplinary action which may lead to a fine, community service or exclusion from the university.IMPORTANT: Where there are concerns regarding the authorship of written course work, a student can be required to provide a formal, oral explanation of the content of their work.
Domestic fee $868.00
International fee $4,075.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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Management, Marketing and Tourism