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Fashion Merchandising and Design

Courses - FMD Upper Division

**The information below differs from the print version of the CSULB Catalog. The prerequisites form FMD 354 have been properly described. Please browse here for a full list of differences between the print and online catalog. (09/22/11)**

350. Fashion Forecasting (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 258 and FCSE 296.
Introduces the forecasting disciplines used in the fashion industries which support both short-term, tactical decisions and long-term strategic ones. Covers the process of gathering data then organizing, analyzing, and synthesizing them into actionable forecasts.
Letter grade only (A-F).

351. Fashion Promotion and Sales (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 258, FCSE 296.
Concepts, practices and procedures related to fashion promotion. Includes planning, directing and evaluating promotion activities such as visual merchandising, special events, publicity, and personal and non-personal selling.
(Discussion 3 hours)

353. Intermediate Textiles (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 100 or 111A, FMD 253, FCSE 296.
Interrelationship of fiber, yarn, structure, fabric geometry and finishing treatments to the textile's appearance, comfort, durability and maintenance.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours)

354. Apparel Tailoring (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 256, 257.
Analysis of traditional and contemporary processes in the design and production of tailored apparel. Application of apparel design and production process for couture, ready-to-wear, and individually produced garments.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours)

355. Fashion Buying 1: Planning and Buying Fundamentals (3)

Prerequisites: ELM Passage; a grade of "C" or better in ACCT 201, FMD 155, 258, IS 233.
Concepts, practices and procedures as well as calculations and computer applications as they relate to apparel retail profit. Includes inventory methods, operating statements and purchase planning procedures.
Letter grade only (A-F). (3 hours lecture activity )

356. Fashion Buying 2: Planning and Buying Applications (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 355.
Emphasis on developing a strategy for buying using concepts and skills developed in Fashion Buying 1. Buying tasks covered include: identifying and understanding potential customers, developing assortment plans, creating a six-month plan, and developing sales forecasts.
Letter grade only (A-F). (3 hours seminar)

357. Advanced Apparel Flat Pattern (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 253 and 354.
Exploration of the total design concept as it applies to pattern manipulation.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours)

359. Advanced Computer Applications for Fashion (2)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FCSE 296.
Students refine their proficiency in drawing and designing apparel garments and fashion illustrations using computer paint-style and illustration software.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours activity)

450. Cultural Perspectives of Dress (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements; a grade of "C" or better in ANTH 120 or SOC 100 or 142 and upper-division standing.
Factors influencing design of textiles and apparel, techniques of textile and apparel production, and human behavior in the selection of dress in societies and cultural groups. Emphasis on symbolism of textiles and clothing designs as a communicative device for expressing social and cultural values. Impact of other cultures on western dress and impact of western dress on other apparel systems.
May be used to satisfy the GWAR. (Seminar 3 hours)

451. The Fashion Customer (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 351.
Overview of theories on behavior of fashion customers and impact on fashion marketing strategies. Practical application on how to identify specific needs of fashion customers. Examination of impact of marketplace on fashion customers and of laws which protect them.
Letter grade only (A-F). (3 hours lecture discussion)

452. Apparel Draping (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 353, 357, and 359.
Exploration of the total design concept as it applies to fabric manipulation.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours)

454. Experimental Apparel Design (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 452.
Exploration of clothing design and production through the experimental process. Individual investigation of the creative design process; evaluation of equipment; experiences with a variety of fabrics and techniques.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours)

455. International Fashion Retailing (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 351 and MKTG 300; senior standing.
Application of merchandising concepts for promotion and selling of fashion goods and apparel in global retail organizations.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion 3 hours)

456. Historic Perspectives of Fashion (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 251, FMD 253, and in AH 111A or HIST 131 ; senior standing.
Social, political, economic, geographic and religious forces that affect styles of fashion from antiquity to the present day. Emphasis is on the relationship of historic styles to current fashion. Primary focus is on the fashion influences of the western world.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar 3 hours)

457. Global Sourcing for the Fashion Industry (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better ECON 100 and 101 and FMD 355; senior standing.
Provides a framework whereby students critically examine the global textiles and apparel industry with emphasis on acquiring basic concepts of global trade. Current processes of globalization are analyzed including the importance of outsourcing.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion, 3 hours)

458. Fashion Product Development (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FCSE 296 and FMD 353; senior standing. Only open to Textiles and Clothing majors (FCS_BA05). Open to Fashion Merchandising majors (FCS_BA04) by permit only.
The process of designing and engineering fashion products to be serviceable, producible, salable and profitable for various consumer market segments.
(Discussion 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

459. Computerized Apparel Flat Pattern (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 357, 359.
Use of computer aided design software for apparel pattern development.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credt it FMD 352. (Laboratory 6 hours)

492E. Internship in Fashion Merchandising (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 451, 455, or 457. Student must be a major in Family and Consumer Sciences in the option of Fashion Merchandising; have senior standing, a 2.5 overall GPA or a 3.0 major GPA, approval of a faculty advisor in Fashion Merchandisng and Design, and consent of instructor.
Field experience in which student assumes a preprofessional role in a professional setting. Objectives developed by student with supervisor must be approved by major advisor and form the basis for evaluation.
May be repeated for 6 units maximum. (Seminar 3 hours)

492M. Internship in Apparel Design (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 452 or 454. Student must be a major in Family and Consumer Sciences in the option of Textiles and Clothing; have senior standing, a 2.5 overall GPA or a 3.0 major GPA, approval of a faculty advisor in Fashion Merchandisng and Design, and consent of instructor.
May be repeated for 6 units maximum. Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar 3 hours)