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Instructor Class Description

Time Schedule:

Gary G. Hamilton
SIS 490
Seattle Campus

Special Topics

Content varies from quarter to quarter.

Class description

The Retail Chain: The Link between Consumers, Retailers, and Asian Manufacturers

The class examines retail practice (i.e., the actual processes of sourcing, buying and selling of things) to reveal the “chain” between the distant manufacturing sites and local retailers’ active creation and interpretation of consumer desires. The class will examine the feedback loop between retailers relying on point-of-sales data and consumers whose lifestyle desires are both created and satisfied by a steady stream of goods used to signify that lifestyle.

Student learning goals




Theoretical understanding of the global economy

General method of instruction

Lecture, discussion, class projects, worksheets

Recommended preparation

Being open to a learning experience

Class assignments and grading

Extensive reading, participation in class projects and class discussion

Research papers, class participation, midterm and final

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 04/24/2008