The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online academic bulletin AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the General Education courses required for all majors and may not include some program specific information, such as admissions, retention, and termination standards.
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Apparel Merchandising and Design Major:Apparel Merchandising Concentration
Apparel Design Analysis
The apparel design process. Emphasis on the aesthetic component, including application of art elements/principles to visual design. Fashion as a process and product.
Introduction to Textiles
Study of fiber, yarn, and fabric properties for fashion and functional garments; impact of various processes on end-use and serviceability; includes textile laboratory analysis. Credit may not be earned in both AMD 155 and IND 155.
Computer-Aided Design for Apparel
Development and production of textile and apparel designs and patterns via selected computer-software packages. Implications for use in the apparel industry. Prerequisites: Signed major in apparel merchandising & design with a concentration in apparel design or signed major in apparel merchandising & design with a concentration in apparel merchandising. For Apparel Design Concentration: AMD 140, 141, 155. For Apparel Merchandising Concentration: AMD 141, 155.
Dress and Culture
Appearance and dress as a reflection of social, psychological and cultural environments of humans; examination of dress as an aspect of culture and individual expression. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. (University Program Group IV-A)
Introduction to Fashion Industry
A study of the complex of enterprises concerned with the design, production, and distribution of men's, women's and children's apparel and accessories. Prerequisites: AMD 141.
Preprofessional Seminar in Apparel Merchandising and Design
Seminar prior to a supervised internship in an apparel merchandising/design firm or related business. Prerequisites: Signed major in apparel merchandising & design with a concentration in apparel design or signed major in apparel merchandising & design with a concentration in apparel merchandising. For Apparel Design Concentration: AMD 140, 155, 256. For Apparel Merchandising Concentration: AMD 155, 256. Pre/Co-requisites: For both Apparel Design Concentration and Apparel Merchandising concentration: AMD 246. Recommended: For Apparel Design Concentration: any art studio course or AMD 546. For Apparel Merchandising Concentration: BLR 325/WST 325 or MGT 320 or MGT 357 or ACC 201 or MKT 340.
Advanced CAD for Apparel
Apparel design and production techniques using computer systems and CAD software. Web site development, portfolio development, and CAD related career exploration. Prerequisites: AMD 246.
Use of standardized testing in quality control of textiles for end-use and serviceability. Prerequisite: AMD 155.
Internship in Apparel Merchandising and Design
A structured internship experience that fosters transfer of knowledge and skill into competencies required for successful performance in an apparel merchandising or design career. Prerequisites: AMD 330.
A Capstone course to develop a professional portfolio and an e-portfolio integrating knowledge across the curriculum, experiential learning, technical presentation and communication skills. Prerequisites: AMD 401; senior standing.
Textiles and Apparel in a Global Economy
Examination of issues related to the globalization of the textile/apparel industry, theories of international development and expansion, and the distribution of fashion goods. Prerequisites: 56 semester hours with at least 12 hours in apparel merchandising and design courses including AMD 401.
Apparel Product Development
Integration of merchandising and design functions through team-based and case-based study, and /or industry collaboration as a total process for apparel product development. Prerequisites: Signed major in Apparel Merchandising & Design with a concentration in Apparel Design or signed major in Apparel Merchandising & Design with a concentration in Apparel Merchandising. For Apparel Design concentration: AMD 246, 345, 355, 401; Pre/Co-requisite AMD 550. For Apparel Merchandising Concentration: AMD 246, 355, 358, 401; Pre/Co-requisite AMD 550. Or admission to College of Graduate Studies. Co-requisites: AMD 550.
Fundamentals of the fashion buying function: practices, procedures, and techniques including merchandising calculations and buying simulation. Prerequisites: AMD 256, BIS/CPS 106, successful completion of math competency.
Principles and practices of effective merchandise presentation and display including techniques, resources and evaluation. Prerequisite: AMD 256.
Multichannel Fashion Merchandising
In-depth examination of multichannel fashion merchandising including topics such as store locations, catalog and web merchandising, mobile commerce, TV home shopping, and virtual fashion. Prerequisites: AMD 246, 256.
Fashion Advertising and Promotion
A study of key fashion media, cutting-edge strategies, and techniques for branding, advertising and promoting fashion products. Prerequisites: AMD 256. Pre/Co-requisites: AMD 246, 330.
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Concepts of Financial Accounting
Students gain an understanding of the accounting system used to develop financial statements. The emphasis is on interpreting financial data used in business decision making. Recommended: completion of MTH 105. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.
BLR 325/WST 325
Women and the Law
Examines perceptions and behavior toward women and their struggle for change so as to achieve gender equality through use of the law. Identical to WST 325. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses. (University Program Group III-A)
Human Resource Management
Examines process for providing and maintaining productive human resources in an organization. Includes recruitment, selection, training, performance appraisal, compensation, labor relations, and health and safety. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. Prerequisites: MGT 258 or MGT 312, 56 semester hours completed; admission to Professional Business Studies or listed on signed major or minor.
Women in Management
Opportunities, challenges, and problems of women in pursuing a career in management. Considers changing roles, legal aspects, differences and effect on male-female relationships. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. Prerequisites: MGT 258 or MGT 312; 56 semester hours completed; admission to Professional Business Studies or listed on signed major or minor.
Analysis of the field of personal selling as a vital element of the promotional efforts of the firm. Prerequisites: MKT 300 or MKT 304; 56 semester hours completed; admission to Professional Business Studies or listed on a signed major or minor; or with approval from the Office of Undergraduate Business Studies.