Core Module Information
Module title: Marketing and Society

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MKT09103
Module leader: Elaine Mercer-Jones
School The Business School
Subject area group: Marketing


Description of module content:

This module offers you the opportunity to study marketing from a more critical perspective. Topics covered include:
1. the value of critical thinking in marketing education and practice (the importance of asking questions and thinking about new ways of doing things)
2. Why we consume: using theories and ideas from sociology you will learn why consumption is so central to western economies, and how it contributes to the creation of consumers' self-identity
3. What are the links between consumerism, gender and identity? Specifically we will look at the ways the male consumer has changed and developed.
4. Our lecture on postmodernism explores the links between marketing and advertising, and the chaotic, confused, and rapidly changing world characteristic of western economies.
5. Our lecture on gender stereotypes and advertising communications will help you to understand one of the key ways in which patriarchy impacts on our culture and consciousness.
6. Consumer tribes / brand tribe theories are at the heart of new ideas for understanding consumers and consumerism. You'll find out what these are, and how consumers work to actively create their image and self-indentity

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Identify and explain what is meant by modern capitalist society.
LO2: Critically reflect upon the significance and consequences of marketing within modern capitalist society.
LO3: Analyse the way in which marketing both shapes and responds to the economic, political and cultural needs of modern capitalist societies.
LO4: Develop and apply academic reading and writing skills.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Elaine Mercer-Jones
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Seminar 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 176
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 40 1-2 6 , WORDS= 1500
Report 60 1-4 12 , WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Marketing and Society