Courses in Fashion Merchandising


1300. Introduction to Human Sciences. V:1-3
Overview of the human sciences profession and its interrelationships with the natural and social sciences and the arts, study of the mission and philosophical bases of the profession, emphasis on professional opportunities in the field. Open to all students; required of all human sciences majors.

3370. Trends and Issues in Human Sciences. [WI] 3(3-0)
Historic issues and contemporary trends in human sciences; philosophical base of family and consumer sciences. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302.

4300. Problems in Human Sciences. V:1-3
Guided independent study in one of the program areas in human sciences. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing in human sciences, consent of the department chair. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours of credit.

4302. Honors Tutorial. V:1-3
Guided independent study and research in the student's selected major in human sciences. Prerequisites: junior and senior standing, 3.25 GPA, completion of at least 15 semester hours in human sciences and consent of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours of credit.

4370. Human Sciences Seminar: A Capstone Experience. V:1-3
Seminar focusing on the integration of the Human Sciences specializations to meet the needs of individuals and families. Leadership; ethics; public policy at local, state, national and international levels; contemporary social issues that affect individuals and families; a capstone course where students work in teams representing various specializations to integrate concepts of problem solving. Prerequisite: senior standing.

4601. Practicum in Human Sciences. V:3-6
Supervised work experience in a setting appropriate to the student's specialization within human sciences. Prerequisites: senior standing and at least 24 semester hours in human sciences. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours of credit.

Fashion Merchandising

1330. Fundamentals of Fashion. 3(3-0)
Introduction to fashion merchandising with emphasis on supply, manufacture, distribution and auxiliary components of the fashion industry, as well as fashion terminology and career opportunities.

2333. Software Applications in Fashion and Interiors. 3(3-0)
Overview of computers in layout creation and merchandising, microcomputer applications, analysis of appropriate databases and utilization and evaluation of software specific to fashion and interiors merchandising. Prerequisite: computer literacy course.

2334. Social Responsibility and Apparel. 3(3-0)
Examination of social responsibility in the global textile and apparel industries.

2335. Apparel Construction. 3(1-4)
Basic sewing and construction skills; including understanding a variety of sewing techniques as well as following patterns.

2340. Introduction to Housing. 3(3-0)
Analysis of family housing needs, social and economic conditions affecting housing, production processes, the roles of government in housing.

2431. Textiles. 4(3-2)
Overview of chemical and physical properties of fibers, yarns and fabrics as they influence the selection and performance of textile products. Prerequisite: credit or registration in CHEM 1405.

3330. Historic Costume. 3(3-0)
Survey of historic modes of dress as they reflect the social, economic and cultural life of a people. Application of design principles to modern dress.

3331. Apparel Analysis. 3(3-0)
Evaluation of apparel quality, including analysis of aesthetics, construction, details, performance, cost and end-use. Prerequisite: HSCI 2431.

3332. Quantitative Buying Methods. 3(3-0)
Principles and application of basic mathematical calculations performed by buyers of fashion merchandise and other analytical skills related to the fashion and similar industries. Prerequisite: MATH 1314 or MATH 1324.

3335. Computer-Aided Design for Apparel. 3(2-2)
Development and production of textile and apparel designs and patterns via selected computer software packages. Implications for use in apparel industry. Prerequisite: HSCI 1330.

3336. Fashion Illustration. 3(3-0)
Elements and principles of design in hand and computer rendered fashion illustrations using a variety of media. Prerequisite: ARTS 1311 or ARTS 1316 or permission of instructor.

3340. Residential Analysis. 3(3-0)
Evaluation and analysis of residential interior environments, including analysis of activities, major elements and materials. Prerequisite: 3 semester hours of ARTS.

4330. Promotional Strategies in Merchandising. 3(3-0)
Overview of promotional activities as they support the merchandising function; emphasis on planning, creating and evaluating visual displays and other promotional materials. Prerequisite: ARTS 2313 or ITEN 1311.

4331. Clothing in Society. 3(3-0)
An exploration of the sociological, economic, psychological and cultural aspects of wearing apparel. Prerequisite: PSYC 2301 or SOCI 1301.

4332. Qualitative Buying Methods. 3(3-0)
An exploration of the buying function and differences in buyers' responsibilities in various types of merchandising organizations. Topics include buying-selling cycles, stocking merchandise, assortment planning, merchandise resources, vendor relations, negotiating, pricing and development of import marketing programs. Prerequisite: HSCI 3332.

4333. The Fashion Industry. 3(3-0)
Factors that influence acceptance or rejection of apparel, with emphasis on the process by which fashion apparel is developed and distributed; role and responsibilities of merchandisers in development and distribution of fashion goods. Prerequisites: junior standing and MKTG 3324 or HSCI 3332.

4334. Global Issues in Textiles and Apparel. 3(3-0)
Study of the economic importance of the textile and apparel industry from a global perspective.

4335. Flat Pattern. 3(1-4)
Drafting of apparel patterns and incorporating construction techniques. Using apparel drafting tools and techniques to create original garments. Prerequisite: HSCI 2335.

4336. Apparel Product Development. 3(3-0)
Consumer behavior and merchandising, exploring the acceptance or rejection of apparel, with emphasis on the process by which fashion apparel is developed and distributed. Prerequisite: HSCI 3336.

4339. Fashion Entrepreneurship. 3(3-0)
Prepare individuals for the steps involved in opening their own retail store. Information on entrepreneurship provided with emphasis on activities necessary in the completion of a business plan. Prerequisites: HSCI 1330, ACCT 2301, ECON 2301.

4340. Historic Structures and Interiors. 3(3-0)
Survey of period design in architectural structures, interiors and furnishings from antiquity through the present. Prerequisite: junior standing or completion of visual/performing arts requirement.

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