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350. Fashion Forecasting (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 258 and FMD 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 155 and FMD 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, FMD 253, and FMD 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, Lab 3 hours)

354. Apparel Tailoring (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 256 and FMD 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 (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 155 and FMD 258, and Computer Proficiency Exam passage.
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 Retail Management (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 355.
Explores current retail environments, problem-solving, and decision-making strategies for retailing apparel and textiles products. Covers the importance of communication skills, human resource management, and other concepts impacting retail management such as target market analysis and assortment plans.
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 FMD 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: FMD 296 and FMD 152 which must be completed with a grade of "C" or better in each. Open only to Fashion Design majors.
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 SOC 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, FMD 357, and FMD 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; senior standing.
Application of merchandising concepts for promotion and selling of fashion goods and apparel in global retail organizations.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/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: Open only to Fashion Merchandising majors, Fashion Design majors, and Textiles minors. For Fashion Merchandising majors: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 355, ECON 300 and senior standing; for Fashion Design majors and Textiles minors: ECON 300 and 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 FMD 296 and 353; senior standing. Only open to Fashion Design majors and Textiles minors. Open to Fashion Merchandising majors 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, FMD 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, FMD 455, or FMD 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 Merchandising and Design.
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 FMD 454. Student must be a major in Family and Consumer Sciences in the option of Fashion Design; have senior standing, a 2.5 overall GPA or a 3.0 major GPA, approval of a faculty advisor in Fashion Merchandising and Design.
May be repeated for 6 units maximum. Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar 3 hours)


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