Fashion Studies Major (B.A.) - Undergraduate - 2012 University Catalog

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Program Overview

The Fashion Studies Major focuses on the multi-billion dollar industry centered on the production and sale of fashion products. Students analyze consumer needs and learn how these needs are met by a complex and dynamic fashion industry, preparing for careers in apparel manufacturing, merchandising, management and/or marketing of fashion products and services.

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Curriculum Requirements

All university students must fulfill the set of General Education requirements applicable to their degree (for further information, click here.)  In addition, students pursuing Fashion Studies (B.A.) must complete the requirements below.


FASHION STUDIES MAJOR

Complete 85 semester hours including the following 3 requirement(s):

  1. FASHION STUDIES REQUIRED COURSES

    Complete the following 3 requirement(s) for 34 semester hours:

    1. STUDIO ART COURSE

      Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following:

      ARCE 200 Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Beginning I (6 hours studio) 3
      ARDW 200 Drawing, Beginning I (6 hours studio) 3
      ARPA 200 Painting, Beginning I (6 hours studio) 3
      ARPH 200 Photography Beginning I: Contemporary Art Form (6 hours studio) 3
      ARSC 200 Sculpture, Beginning I (6 hours studio) 3
    2. ART HISTORY COURSE

      Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following:

      ARHT 105 Art in Western Civilization: Ancient Through Medieval (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARHT 106 Art in Western Civilization: Renaissance through Modern (3 hours lecture) 3
    3. FASHION STUDIES COURSES

      Complete 9 courses for 28 semester hours:

      ARTX 122 Clothing and Culture: A Multidisciplinary Study (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARTX 220 Textile and Apparel Industry (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARTX 298 Textiles I: Introduction (3 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab) 4
      ARTX 304 Introduction to Research (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARTX 310 Fashion Merchandise Mathematics (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARTX 320 Historical Analysis of Costume (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARTX 325 The Marketing of Fashion (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARTX 330 Evaluating Apparel Quality (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARTX 435 Consumer Action (3 hours lecture) 3
  2. FASHION STUDIES INTERNSHIP

    Complete 1 course for 8 semester hours: (COED 401 may be taken with written permission of advisor).

    ARTX 409 Internship in Fashion 8-12
  3. FASHION STUDIES COLLATERALS

    Complete the following 2 requirement(s) for 43 semester hours:

    1. Complete 8 courses for 25 semester hours:

      CHEM 100 Introductory Chemistry (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      CMPT 109 Introduction to Computer Applications: Being Fluent with Information Technology (3 hours lecture) 3
      ECON 101 Principles of Economics: Macro (3 hours lecture) 3
      ECON 102 Principles of Economics: Micro (3 hours lecture) 3
      MATH 109 Statistics (3 hours lecture) 3
      MGMT 231 Management Processes (3 hours lecture) 3
      MKTG 240 Introduction to Marketing (3 hours lecture) 3
      NUFD 182 Nutrition (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. Complete the following for a total of 18 semester hours:

      1. 3 semester hours-18 semester hours from:

        ARFI 301 Textile Design, Advanced (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
        ARPM 300 Printmaking, Intermediate (4 hours studio) 3
        ARPM 400 Printmaking, Advanced (4 hours studio) 3
        ARTX 322 Field Visits to Clothing and Textiles Firms 1
        ARTX 345 Fashion Study Abroad (3 hours lecture) 3
        ARTX 398 Development of Fashion Products (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
        ARTX 400 Senior Seminar (3 hours seminar) 3
        ARTX 410 Fashion Forecasting (3 hours lecture) 3
        ARTX 422 Apparel Design: Draping (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
        ARTX 424 Tailoring (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
        ARTX 426 Apparel Design: Flat Pattern (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
        CMST 233 Public Relations Writing (3 hours lecture) 3
        INBS 347 Export/Import Marketing Process (3 hours lecture) 3
        INBS 349 International Marketing (3 hours lecture) 3
        INBS 440 International Retailing (3 hours lecture) 3
        INFO 301 Business Decision Making (3 hours lecture) 3
        MGMT 316 Human Resource Management (3 hours lecture) 3
        MKTG 307 Retail Marketing and Management (3 hours lecture) 3
        MKTG 344 Advertising Theory and Techniques (3 hours lecture) 3
      2. 0 semester hours-15 semester hours from:

        ACCT 201 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting (3 hours lecture) 3
        ARFD 121 Foundations I: Concept, Process and Application (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 3
        ARFD 122 Foundations II: 2D Design (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 3
        ARFD 123 Foundations III: Visual Organization - 3D Design (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 3
        ARFD 124 Foundations IV: Figure Drawing (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 3
        ARFD 125 Foundations V: Color, Light and Time (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 3
        ARFI 201 Textile Design, Introduction (4 hours studio) 3
        ARGD 211 Fundamentals of Adobe Creative Suite - Mac (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 3
        ARPM 200 Printmaking, Beginning I (6 hours studio) 3
        ARPM 210 Printmaking, Beginning II (6 hours studio) 3
        ARPM 262 Screen Printing (4 hours studio) 3
        ARTX 120 Introduction to Apparel Design (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
        ARTX 150 Fundamentals of Makeup for Beauty and Fashion 3
        ARTX 151 Advanced Principles and Techniques of Makeup for Fashion and Beauty (3 hours lecture) 3
        ARTX 152 Internship in the Makeup Industry (3 hours lecture) 3
        ARTX 226 Advanced Clothing Construction (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
        ARTX 230 Fashion Illustration (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
        ARTX 265 Interior Design (3 hours lecture) 3
        CMDA 110 Introduction to Communication and Media Arts (3 hours lecture) 3
        CMDA 210 Theorizing Communication and Media Arts (3 hours lecture) 3
        CMST 130 Public Relations Principles (3 hours lecture) 3
        CMST 222 Public Speaking (3 hours lecture) 3
        ECON 202 Economics and Finance for Business Minors (3 hours lecture) 3
        INBS 246 Introduction to International Business (3 hours lecture) 3
        PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3 hours lecture) 3
        THTR 100 Introduction to the Theatrical Medium (3 hours lecture) 3
        THTR 153 Costume Construction I (3 hours lecture) 3
        THTR 254 Costume Design I (3 hours lecture) 3

Course Descriptions:

ACCT201: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting (3 hours lecture)

This is an introductory course in financial accounting from a user's perspective. The theoretical foundation and basic accounting terminology are addressed. The basic financial statements consisting of the balance sheet, income statement, statement of stockholder's equity and the statement of cash flows are presented and discussed. Financial statement analysis including ratios analysis will help students to make sound decisions as investors, creditors, and managers. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

ARCE200: Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Beginning I (6 hours studio)

Introduction to the development of works in clay, studio forming methods, clay compositions, glazing and firing, design/aesthetic/stylistic concerns, historical and contemporary ceramics. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. 3 sh.

ARDW200: Drawing, Beginning I (6 hours studio)

Basic elements of line, tone, composition, and perspective; exploration of traditional and experimental media and materials; and investigation of still life, landscape, life drawing, portraiture, and abstraction. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. 3 sh.

ARFD121: Foundations I: Concept, Process and Application (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio)

Students will be challenged and guided in the development of their critical and conceptualizing skills as they apply to art and design processes. Foundations I is a problem-solving course in which the student investigates the dynamic visual forces involved in composing in a variety of media. Students explore the interrelationships of composition, process, perception, and intent. Through the understanding of concepts, processes, and visual language, students broaden their skills in idea development, research strategies, and technical application. This course advocates and utilizes the model of a learning community to effectively introduce students to ideas, issues, and practices in contemporary art and design. Foundations I further connects creative research and practice to socio-political and cultural ideology, allowing students opportunities for integration of ideas outside the disciplines of art. This will be accomplished through lectures, exercises, student team assignments, discussion, and exploration in and outside of the classroom. This course is required during the first semester for all freshman and undergraduate transfer students majoring in BA Studio and BFA Studio. 3 sh.

ARFD122: Foundations II: 2D Design (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio)

Foundations II introduces students to the principles of 2-dimensional design in a variety of media. Major principles covered include composition, line, shape, volume, movement, value, rhythm, repetition, variation, scale, size, perspective, proportion, texture, balance, unity, harmony, and contrast. The course content consists of a variety of projects focusing on critical, theory-based problem solving, together with lectures and demonstrations. 3 sh.

ARFD123: Foundations III: Visual Organization - 3D Design (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio)

An introduction to the 3rd dimension of the world that we inhabit ("made" things, natural forms, and the occupation of space). Three-dimensional sensibility is progressively developed when basic components are manipulated by the effective use of direction, balance, axis, orientation, and relationship; in other words, organization (composition). Assignments in light, shape, shadow, depth, form, and movement are examined in a natural progression from 2D knowledge to 3D. Activities include lectures, conceptualization, observation, creation, discussion, and critical analysis for each project. The aesthetic consideration of materials and tools in this context add to the expressive output of three-dimensional study. The process may begin with concept, material or observation; it continues by way of lecture, demonstration, critical analysis and class discussion until each project is crafted to completion. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFD 121.

ARFD124: Foundations IV: Figure Drawing (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio)

An introduction to drawing the human figure. Students in this course will spend the majority of their time drawing from live models in a studio setting. Most classes will follow the traditional figure drawing format of beginning with quick gesture drawings, with poses gradually increasing in length of time, and ending with a single sustained pose of an hour or more. The students will be introduced to a wide range of ideas, concepts, strategems, and materials related to the drawing of the human figure. Ideas and drawing approaches will be illustrated by looking at the visual examples of artworks by both past and present figurative artists. A brief historical overview of various visions of the human image will be presented, as will an introduction of human anatomy for artists. Concurrent with ideas about proportion, foreshortening, scale, and anatomical construct, ideas about line quality, chiaroscuro, and the figure in differing spatial constructs will be explored. Although weekly thematic ideas will be presented, most classes will include an interweaving and repetition of a wide range of concepts. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFD 121.

ARFD125: Foundations V: Color, Light and Time (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio)

Color functions in many ways - as a visual phenomenon of light, as a perceptual occurrence, as a pigment with specific mixing properties, and as an element with powerful expressive and symbolic potential. It is important that artists and designers understand the principles and properties of color for use in their work in any medium. This course introduces students to the history, theory, and interdisciplinary use of color and color systems via lectures, demonstrations, and exercises. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFD 121.

ARFI201: Textile Design, Introduction (4 hours studio)

Pattern rendering and putting designs into repeat for the textile industry. 3 sh.

ARFI301: Textile Design, Advanced (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

Advanced course in designing prints for the textile industry. Primary emphasis is the further development of a personal aesthetic appropriate to industry needs as well as that of the student-designer. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFI 201.

ARGD211: Fundamentals of Adobe Creative Suite - Mac (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio)

A project and exercise-based approach to learning the programs used by graphic designers on Macintosh computers, covering the fundamentals of the latest versions of the Adobe Creative Suite series: Adobe Illustrator CS, InDesign CS, and Adobe Photoshop CS. These programs are prerequisite for all those interested in working within the design and publishing industries. The use of scanners for importing both art and text will also be investigated. Instruction in the course is tutorial-based, with supplemental lectures and demonstrations. 3 sh.

ARHT105: Art in Western Civilization: Ancient Through Medieval (3 hours lecture)

The history of Western art, architecture, and material culture from Prehistory through the Middle Ages: Paleolithic and Neolithic art; ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art; Early Christian, Byzantine, Early Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic art. Museum visits and extensive reading. Required for Fine Arts majors. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Humanities, World Literature or General Humanities. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Animation and Illustration, Fine Arts, and Graphic Design. Previous course ARHS 105 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

ARHT106: Art in Western Civilization: Renaissance through Modern (3 hours lecture)

The history of Western art and architecture from the fifteenth century to the present: the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Romantic, Impressionist, and Modern Periods. Museum visits and extensive reading. Required for Fine Arts majors. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Humanities, World Literature or General Humanities. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Animation and Illustration, Fine Arts, and Graphic Design. Previous course ARHS 106 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

ARPA200: Painting, Beginning I (6 hours studio)

Exploration of painting media and modes of expression. Reading, gallery and museum visits. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. 3 sh.

ARPH200: Photography Beginning I: Contemporary Art Form (6 hours studio)

The essentials of the photographic process including developing, enlarging, and exhibiting. Trips, films, discussions, lectures, criticism and demonstration. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. 3 sh.

ARPM200: Printmaking, Beginning I (6 hours studio)

Woodcut, screen printing and monoprints; etching, drypoint and lithography. Exploration of new and advanced techniques. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. 3 sh.

ARPM210: Printmaking, Beginning II (6 hours studio)

Consideration of printmaking media; particular attention to the growth and development of art-making concepts as they relate to the printmaking processes. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPM 200.

ARPM262: Screen Printing (4 hours studio)

Screen printing including miskit, tusche, glue, lacquer and stencil and photographic techniques. 3 sh.

ARPM300: Printmaking, Intermediate (4 hours studio)

Continuation of ARPM 210. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPM 210.

ARPM400: Printmaking, Advanced (4 hours studio)

Continuation of ARPM 300. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPM 300.

ARSC200: Sculpture, Beginning I (6 hours studio)

Sculptural concepts using materials like plaster, metal, plastics, stone and wood. Gallery and museum visits. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. 3 sh.

ARTX120: Introduction to Apparel Design (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Theory and techniques for achieving well-fitted apparel; basic concepts, competencies and technologies using appropriate fabrics, computer aided design, and commercial patterns. 3 sh.

ARTX122: Clothing and Culture: A Multidisciplinary Study (3 hours lecture)

Analysis of dress in terms of cultural, social, psychological and economic influences. Clothing and adornment choices related to individual concerns, including esthetic, physical and ecological factors. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 3 sh.

ARTX150: Fundamentals of Makeup for Beauty and Fashion

An intensive training experience in the fundamentals of makeup for beauty and fashion. 3 sh.

ARTX151: Advanced Principles and Techniques of Makeup for Fashion and Beauty (3 hours lecture)

This course prepares students in advanced techniques of makeup for fashion and beauty. Principles of health, diet, makeup selection and application technique, and color selection will be covered. Extensive lab experience will help prepare students in technique and product selection for a wide range of special occasions, runway, photo, special skin types and tones. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARTX 150.

ARTX152: Internship in the Makeup Industry (3 hours lecture)

An intensive experience-based course in professional level makeup artistry as practiced in the fashion and beauty industry. Topics include makeup for the camera, working with designers in fashion, and portfolio development. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARTX 150 and ARTX 151.

ARTX220: Textile and Apparel Industry (3 hours lecture)

In-depth study of factors which spur progress, affect supply, demand, and ultimately the consumer. History, economic structure and patterns of production, distribution and marketing of textile and apparel industries. 3 sh.

ARTX226: Advanced Clothing Construction (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

A conceptual approach to problems in custom dressmaking; fabric characteristics; selection of appropriate construction techniques; suitability of fashion to the individual. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARTX 120.

ARTX230: Fashion Illustration (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

Development of skills necessary to communicate fashion vision with those involved in production of fashion products. Provides basic knowledge of drawing the fashion figure and fashion illustration of apparel products. Students draw garments as they appear on the body. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Sophomore class standing.

ARTX265: Interior Design (3 hours lecture)

Selection, organization and evaluation of furnishing for the residential environment. Principles and elements of design studied in relation to interior residential space. 3 sh.

ARTX298: Textiles I: Introduction (3 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab)

Intensive study of fibers, yarns, fabric constructions, and finishes related to consumer concerns for use, durability, care and cost. For students with a professional interest in textiles and clothing. 4 sh.

ARTX304: Introduction to Research (3 hours lecture)

Provides awareness of the contributions of research to the advancement of the knowledge base in fashion and consumer behavior. Developing skills for intelligent pursuit and consumption of research. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 109.

ARTX310: Fashion Merchandise Mathematics (3 hours lecture)

The study of mathematics used in the fashion industry. The course includes study of mathematical formulas used in merchandising, profit and loss statements, terms of sale, pricing, inventory, and merchandise planning as related to the fashion industry. Students learn to develop and use a computer generated spreadsheet. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARTX 325.

ARTX320: Historical Analysis of Costume (3 hours lecture)

The development of clothing; clothing usage in terms of social, economic and aesthetic backgrounds. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARHS 105 or 106. Starting Summer 2012: ARHT 105 or ARHT 106.

ARTX322: Field Visits to Clothing and Textiles Firms

Opportunity to observe systems of manufacture, distribution and marketing of textile merchandise. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: ARTX 220.

ARTX325: The Marketing of Fashion (3 hours lecture)

Exploration of the fashion business with an emphasis on the marketing of apparel. Problems and trends at the wholesale and retail levels will be explored. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MKTG 240.

ARTX330: Evaluating Apparel Quality (3 hours lecture)

Analysis of ready-to-wear apparel in terms of fabric performance, stitch and seam technique, edge treatment, underlying fabrics and trims, garment closures, fit and style variations. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARTX 298.

ARTX345: Fashion Study Abroad (3 hours lecture)

In this course class members travel abroad to study key locations of the fashion industry. The course contextualizes and analyzes the business, history and culture of fashion in contexts across a historical arc to the present day. Lectures and study pre and post travel. Sites to be determined each offering of the course. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARTX 122 and ARTX 220 and permission of department.

ARTX398: Development of Fashion Products (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

Development of fashion products. Course integrates the use of textile products with the development of fashion products. Impact of socio-economic forces, trends in merchandising, and consumership are discussed. Development of product line required. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARTX 325.

ARTX400: Senior Seminar (3 hours seminar)

A capstone course which explores the integrative nature of the profession and investigates the roles, conflicts and decision-making perspectives for beginning professionals. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARTX 325; senior class standing.

ARTX409: Internship in Fashion

Opportunity to work as an intern in a professional setting in business, a museum, a community agency, or a service organization. Applications available from advisor. Pass/fail only. 8 - 12 sh.

Prerequisites: Senior standing, Fashion Studies majors only, 2.67 GPA required.

ARTX410: Fashion Forecasting (3 hours lecture)

Fashion change is examined as related to innovation, consumer behavior, color and textile development trends. Current fashion change is analyzed. Student is required to develop, illustrate and present a fashion forecast. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARTX 122, ARTX 220, ARTX 325.

ARTX422: Apparel Design: Draping (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

Design principles and fabric properties; figure types; fashion interest. Draping fabric on a three-dimensional body and form for interpretation of design. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARTX 120.

ARTX424: Tailoring (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

The concepts, procedures and skills of custom tailoring; techniques of fine as well as speed processes; comparing and evaluating custom and factory-made garments. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARTX 120.

ARTX426: Apparel Design: Flat Pattern (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

Flat pattern design in developing original designs for apparel. Basic pattern used to execute designs related to the use of fabric on a human form. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARTX 120.

ARTX435: Consumer Action (3 hours lecture)

The market place as a social, psychological and economic institution serving consumers. Emphasis on consumer motivation, market organization, pricing and selling strategies: trends and current issues which affect the quality and availability of goods and services. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EC0N 101 or 102, and ARTX 304.

CHEM100: Introductory Chemistry (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

An introductory lecture and laboratory course in modern chemistry for non-science majors intended to make chemistry understandable, accessible and applicable. Topics include atomic theory, stoichiometry, bonding, molecular shapes, acid-base theory, ploymers, medicine, and nutrition. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural/Physical Science, Laboratory or Non-Laboratory Science. 4 sh.

CMDA110: Introduction to Communication and Media Arts (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the crucial role media play in contemporary society and surveys the technological, social, cultural, economic, and political impact of communication codes, media, and their convergence. Topics include the histories of varied media (print, electronic, digital), media narratives and genres, the interplay between media products/industries and identity, and the evolving significance of emerging technologies. Previous course SPCM 172 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

CMDA210: Theorizing Communication and Media Arts (3 hours lecture)

This course introduces major theoretical perspectives and debates in the interdisciplinary fields of communication and media and provides key concepts used in the criticism of different types of media and texts. Theoretical approaches include political economy, semiotics, visual aesthetics, psychoanalysis, effects and reception, feminism, cultural studies, Marxism, and postmodernism which are then applied to a wide range of texts and structures (radio, film, television, music, advertising, news, the Internet, etc). Previous course SPCM 201 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 110.

CMPT109: Introduction to Computer Applications: Being Fluent with Information Technology (3 hours lecture)

An introduction to the skills, concepts, and capabilities necessary to effectively use information technology across the curriculum through computer applications. Not for mathematics major elective credit or computer science elective credit. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Computer Science. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 051 or MATH 061 or satisfactory score on both of the mathematical components of the MSUPT.

CMST130: Public Relations Principles (3 hours lecture)

This course introduces students to the fundamental theories and practices in the field of public relations. Students will learn about the public relations function within organizations, its impact on publics, and its function in society. Topics of this course involve the evolution of the field, the range of roles and responsibilities that public relations practitioners assume in a variety of settings, and the significant issues and trends that have shaped the practice. The course will also address the ethics of public relations practice and how values shape an organization's ability to build successful relationships with its publics. Previous course SPCM 222 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 110.

CMST222: Public Speaking (3 hours lecture)

Preparing and delivering effective, informative, and persuasive speeches; emphasis in outlining, verbal clarity, and effective oral communication in public presentations. Previous course SPCM 234 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 110.

CMST233: Public Relations Writing (3 hours lecture)

The purpose of this course is to teach students to write with skill, accuracy and clarity, using the tactical communication tools employed by public relations professionals. Students will learn to tailor their writing to the needs of particular media outlets and audiences. Different forms of public relations writing include news releases, feature stories, press releases, fact sheets, media lists, speeches, company backgrounders, media kits, letters, memoranda, company histories, advertising and advertorials, commentary (such as letters to the editor or opinion pieces), newsletters, websites, and brochures. Previous course SPCM 322 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 110 and CMST 130.

ECON101: Principles of Economics: Macro (3 hours lecture)

A study of the American economy, analytically and institutionally; the achievement of an optimal allocation of resources, price stability, full employment level of national income and long term growth. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. 3 sh.

ECON102: Principles of Economics: Micro (3 hours lecture)

Organization and operation of the American economy for the production and distribution of goods and services. Pricing of products and factors of production in market situations varying from competition to monopoly. Resource allocation, price determination and behavior of the firm in the determination of quantity of output and the hiring of factors of production. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. 3 sh.

ECON202: Economics and Finance for Business Minors (3 hours lecture)

This comprehensive course maintains a reasonable balance between the disciplines of economics and finance. It includes micro and macroeconomics as well as selected topics in finance. Economics underlines how market and non-market institutions can best allocate relatively scarce resources to promote individual and social welfare. Among other topics, students learn how one can measure in a precise way the responsiveness of the quantities bought and sold to changes in prices and other influences on buyers and sellers. They also explore how market economies operate by first working through the perfectly competitive model then turning to noncompetitive market structures. The finance portion of the course provides students with a basic professional background in both corporate finance and investment. They are exposed to the fundamentals of discounted cash flows valuations after they have been introduced to the time value of money in the most general sense. They also learn how to value major sources of financing for corporations such as bonds and stocks. This leads them to consider the most important techniques used by a firm to analyze possible investments to decide which ones are worth undertaking. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 106, MATH 109, MATH 114, MATH 116, MATH 122 or MATH 221. For Business minors only.

INBS246: Introduction to International Business (3 hours lecture)

The course is designed to introduce business majors to the dynamics of global economy, trade and development and its linkage with the U.S. economy. Business students will get acquainted with the fundamentals of international economics, foreign exchange, monetary systems and financial markets, international trade and investment, the role of international organizations and agencies international marketing, international accounting systems and taxation, cultural challenge, management styles and practices across the nations. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ECON 101 or ECON 102 or ECON 202.

INBS347: Export/Import Marketing Process (3 hours lecture)

This course covers all aspects of the export/import function from a marketing process standpoint. Topics include: export/import policies -- national and international environment; government programs and incentives to promote exports; tariff systems; choosing export markets and analyzing exports and imports; developing an export program; setting up an export organization; export/import financing; export/import documentation; export pricing; packaging, shipping, traffic and insurance. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: INBS 246, major within the School of Business.

INBS349: International Marketing (3 hours lecture)

This course reviews and compares the marketing efforts and specific strategies which firms employ in different cultural, political, economic, and legal environments. Students examine changing international markets, exploring how firms need to quickly adapt to global competition. Issues to be examined include global sourcing, internationl alliances, export regulation, regional trade areas, and the influence of multinational firms. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MKTG 240 or INBS 246. Major within School of Business, Spanish and International Business (SPIB) minor.

INBS440: International Retailing (3 hours lecture)

A study of international retailing covering such areas as: (1) retail institutions modi operandi variations from country to country, (2) effects of economic growth, cultural, legal-political and technological environment, (3) the West versus less developed countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the emerging free Eastern Europe, (4) know-how of retailing: business concepts, operating policies, managerial dimensions, (5) foreign direct investments in retailing. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: INBS 349. Major within School of Business.

INFO301: Business Decision Making (3 hours lecture)

The underlying theme of the course is business problem solving. This course engages students in employing tools from operations management and management information systems in the solution of business problems. Analysis of quantitative decision-making and information systems from the management point of view will be covered. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: INFO 173 or CMPT 109; and MATH 106 or 109 or 114 or 116 or 122 or 221; or departmental approval. For Business minors only.

MATH109: Statistics (3 hours lecture)

Introduction to the use of statistics in the real world. Topics include: analysis and presentation of data, variability and uncertainty in data, techniques of statistical inference and decision-making. Computer assisted including lecture, individual and small group tutoring in Mathematics Computer Laboratory. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Mathematics. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 051 or MATH 061 or MATH 071 or placement through the Montclair State University Placement Test (MSUPT). Not for majors in Mathematics (MATH), Mathematics with Applied Math concentration (MAAM) or Mathematics-Teacher Education (MTED).

MGMT231: Management Processes (3 hours lecture)

To provide undergraduate students a review of classical and modern approaches to the managerial process as it relates to the manager's functions of planning, organizing, communication, motivation, leading, controlling, and managing change. Emphasizing new forces in the managerial environment such as workplace diversity and economic globalization, these reviews will be tied to the open-system model and the contingency approach as overall frameworks for understanding organizations and management. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

MGMT316: Human Resource Management (3 hours lecture)

Motivating managerial and non-managerial employees; effective use of human resources in the organization. The personnel function, techniques of job analysis, description and evaluation, and overall organizational development particularly with minority group members and female employees. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Business Administration with a Concentration in Management. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MGMT 231; junior standing; Business Administration, Allied Health, Recreation Profession, Fashion Studies or Nutrition and Food Science with concentration in Food Management majors only.

MKTG240: Introduction to Marketing (3 hours lecture)

This introductory course is designed to expose the student to the basic areas that comprise marketing as a discipline. Marketing is viewed as a process that must be integrated with all other business functions. The basic theories, concepts, language and tools of marketing are introduced, and illustrations of their applicability to the business as well as non-profit sectors of the national economy with increasing stress on the global realities which affect the marketing function are addressed. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

MKTG307: Retail Marketing and Management (3 hours lecture)

This course provides students with an overview of the field of retailing. Major retail institutions, e.g., department stores, specialty stores, discount stores, the components of the retail mix and the functional areas of retailing are examined. The marketing strategies of major retail companies as well as the trends that shape them, e.g., globalization, technology, electronic commerce, are analyzed. The course stresses an understanding of the retail customer and the importance of customer service and relationship management. Issues in the management of retail employees are also explored. The concepts in this course are useful for students interested in careers in consumer products and services marketing as well as retailing. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MKTG 240, major within the School of Business, Recreation Profession major (RECR), Fashion Studies major (FASH) or Nutrition and Food Science major with concentration in Food Management (NUFM).

MKTG344: Advertising Theory and Techniques (3 hours lecture)

A broad introduction to advertising, promotion and marketing communications: historical roots of advertising; advertising from the viewpoint of clients, ad agencies and media; and both the marketing aspects (strategy development; account management) and creative aspects (copywriting; art direction; production and editing) of advertising. Covers all forms of advertising: print, broadcast; out-of home; and the latest advertising media such as direct mail and response; cable TV; and internet/interactive. In addition to traditional lectures, guest lectures are provided by the advertising professionals. Students also have a practical opportunity to create ads and commercials. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MKTG 240. Major within School of Business, Graphic Design, Fashion Studies.

NUFD182: Nutrition (3 hours lecture)

This course is designed to give students a general knowledge of the components of the food we eat, the nutrients necessary for a healthy life, the functions of nutrients and the interrelationships and metabolism of nutrients. The factors which influence the recommended dietary intake of nutrients, and theories and guidelines for screening nutrition risk and disease and prevention are presented. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Interdisciplinary Core, Scientific Issues. 3 sh.

PSYC101: Introduction to Psychology (3 hours lecture)

This course is an introduction to the study of human behavior and surveys major topics within the diverse discipline of psychology. Topics covered will come from each of four core areas offered by the psychology department: Social/Applied (e.g., Social, Industrial-Organizational, Health), Biological Basis of Behavior (e.g., Physiology, Perception, Motivation/Emotion, Comparative Animal Behavior), Cognition (e.g., Learning and Memory, Conditioning and Learning, Cognition, Language) and Personality (e.g., Personality, Abnormal, Development). Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science for non-psychology majors only. 3 sh.

THTR100: Introduction to the Theatrical Medium (3 hours lecture)

All forms of theatrical literature and productions including drama, ballet, mime, opera, circus, musical comedy and mass media. 3 sh.

THTR153: Costume Construction I (3 hours lecture)

Studies the practical function of the costume shop and the techniques and crafts used in the execution of costumes for the stage. Production work is included with discussions of pattern and fitting techniques. 3 sh.

THTR254: Costume Design I (3 hours lecture)

A study of basic costume design for the stage, emphasizing the interpretation of dramatic texts in terms of characterization. Basic figure drawing and fabric study are included and the collaborative process which translates ideas to finished design will be explored. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 153.