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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Fashion Merchandising and Design

Undergraduate Programs

Option in Textiles and Clothing (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 Family and Consumer Sciences (2)
    Prerequisites: FCSE 299, CAFF 321I, 12 units of upper division course work in Family and Consumer Sciences.
  • FMD 152 Quick Sketch for Fashion (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • FMD 154 Fundamentals of Apparel Production (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • 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 256 Intermediate Apparel Production (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 154, 155 or 251.
  • FMD 257 Introduction to Apparel Flat Pattern (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 154, 155 or 251.
  • FMD 258 Fashion Merchandising & Design Practicum (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 154 or 252, 155, 251.
  • FMD 353 Intermediate Textiles (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 100, FMD 253, and FMD 296.
  • FMD 354 Apparel Tailoring (3)
    Prerequisites: FMD 256 and 257.
  • FMD 357 Advanced Apparel Flat Pattern (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 253 and 354.
  • FMD 359 Advanced Computer Applications for Fashion (2)
    Prerequisites: FMD 296 and FMD 152 which must be completed with a grade of "C" or better in each. Open only to Textiles and Clothing majors.
  • FMD 452 Apparel Draping (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 353, 357 and 359.
  • FMD 454 Experimental Apparel Design (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 452.
  • 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 457 Global Sourcing for the Fashion Industry (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in ECON 100; senior standing.
  • FMD 458 Fashion Product Development (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 296 and FMD 353; senior standing.
  • FMD 459 Compterized Apparel Flat Pattern (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 357, 359.
  • FMD 492M Internship in Apparel Design (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 452 or 454. Must have senior standing, a 2.5 overall GPA or a 3.0 major GPA, approval of a faculty advisor in Fashion Merchandising and Design and consent of instructor.

Take one of the following courses:

  • HIST 131 Early Western Civilization (3)
    Corequisite: 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.

Each course on the student's program planner must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. In addition, a course in 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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