2014 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2014. For Summer School 2014 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2014).
The University of Sydney session calendar shows exact dates for sessions.
|Offered||Semester 1 and Semester 2|
|Lectures||1x 3hr seminar per week|
|Assessment||Individual assignment (20%), Group assignment (30%), Presentation of group assignment (10%), Tutorial preparation portfolio (15%), and Final exam (25%)|
|Description||This unit explores the processes that govern why consumers buy (and don't buy), and what possessions mean to them. Students learn to apply the concepts, principles, and theories from various social sciences to the study of factors that influence the acquisition and consumption of products, services and ideas. Specifically, principles from economics, psychology, sociology, social psychology, cultural anthropology and human geography are used to describe and explain consumer behaviour.|