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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Fashion Merchandising and Design

Undergraduate Programs

**The below information has been altered from the published version of the catalog. The corequisites for HIST 131 has been corrected to ENGL 100. A list of differences in the online and published version of the catalog is available. **

Option in Fashion Merchandising (120 units)

Take all of the following courses:

  • CAFF 321I Family and Consumer Resource Management (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses, and upper division standing.
  • CHEM 100 Chemistry and Today's World (4)
    Prerequisites: One GE Foundation course (GE categories A1, A2, A3 or B2).
  • ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 103 or higher and one GE Foundation course.
  • FCSE 299 Intro to Family and Consumer Sciences (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • FCSE 499 Professionalism and Leadership in FCS (2)
    Prerequisites: FCSE 299, CAFF 321I, 12 units of upper division course work in Family and Consumer Sciences.
  • FMD 155 Introduction to the Fashion Industry (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • FMD 251 Fashion Strategies for Consumers (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • FMD 253 Introductory Textiles (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • FMD 255 Fashion Industry Ethics and Social Responsibility (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 155.
  • FMD 258 Fashion Merchandising & Design Practicum (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 154 or 252, 155, 251.
  • FMD 350 Fashion Forecasting (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 258 and FMD 296.
  • FMD 351 Fashion Promotion and Sales (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 258, FMD 296.
  • FMD 353 Intermediate Textiles (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 100, FMD 253, and FMD 296.
  • FMD 355 Fashion Buying (3)
    Prerequisites: Computer Proficiency Exam passage; a grade of "C" or better in ACCT 201, FMD 155, and FMD 258.
  • FMD 451 The Fashion Customer (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 351.
  • FMD 455 International Fashion Retailing(3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 351; senior standing.
  • FMD 457 Global Sourcing for the Fashion Industry (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in ECON 100; senior standing.
  • FMD 492E Internship in Fashion Merchandising (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 451, 455, or 457. Senior standing, a 2.5 overall GPA or a 3.0 major GPA, approval of a FMD faculty advisor and consent of instructor.

Take three of the following courses:

  • FCSE 490B New York Fashion Study Tour (1-3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • FCSE 490 Selected Topics in Family and Consumer Sciences Education (1-3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • FCSE 497 Directed Study (1-3)
    Prerequisites: Upper division standing, consent of instructor.
  • FMD 356 Fashion Retail Management (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 355.
  • FMD 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.
  • FMD 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.
  • FMD advisor approved fashion study abroad course

Take one of the following courses:

  • HIST 131 Early Western Civilization (3)
    Corequisites: ENGL 100.
  • AH 111A Foundation Art History I (3)
    Prerequisites: One GE Foundation course.

Take one of the following courses:

  • SOC 100 Principles of Sociology (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: A GE Foundation course.
  • SOC 142 Social Trends and Problems (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: ENGL 100 or PSY 130 or equivalent.
  • ANTH 120 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: Any GE Foundation course.

Take one of the following courses:

  • FMD 296 Computer Applications for Family and Consumer Sciences Professions (3)
    Prerequisites: Family and Consumer Sciences Education majors: ETEC 444; Fashion Merchandising majors: a grade of "C" or better in FMD 154 or 252,and 155; and Computer Proficiency Exam passage; Textiles and Clothing majors: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 152, 154, and 155; and Computer Proficiency Exam passage.
  • ART 149 Foundation Computer Art (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130.

Take one of the following courses:

  • FMD 154 Fundamentals of Apparel Production (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • FMD 252 Analysis, Evaluation and Comparison of Ready‑To‑Wear (3)
    Prerequisites: None.

Each course on the student's program planner must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. In addition, a course which a grade lower than "C" is received must be retaken and successfully completed prior to enrolling in a course for which it is a prerequisite. A student receiving a grade lower than a "C" may proceed with other courses with approval of the Area Coordinator.

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Fashion Merchandising and Design

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