1104 Professional Perspectives
Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences as a field of study, historic development, interdisciplinary nature, integrative perspectives; formulation of individual plans for education and career; overview of professional opportunities within business, education, research, and service agencies.
1231 Principles of Art and Design as Applied to Family and Consumer Sciences
The study of art principles as they apply to various fields of family and consumer sciences.
1300 Apparel in Today's Society
Cultural, social, psychological, and economic aspects of clothing across the lifespan; emphasis on expression and use of clothing in relation to self, society, and culture.
1311 Apparel Production and Evaluation
Principles of clothing construction and evaluation of techniques; pattern selection, alteration, fitting, coordinating fabrics and component parts by application of ready-to-wear techniques.
1391 Introduction to Fashion Industry
Principles and business of the global fashion industry, including conception, marketing, and sales. Impact of resources, products, and personnel on the industry.
2301 Apparel Production II
Prerequisite(s): FCS 1231 and 1311.
Designer and mass apparel construction techniques used in apparel production. Principles of pattern alteration, fabric embellishment, and tailoring produced on specialty fabrics.
2310 Textile Science
Prerequisite(s): CHE 1405.
The structure and performance of fabrics; examination of fibers, yarns, fabrication finishes and the processes used to enhance the aesthetics and functional aspects of the fabrics.
2311 Fashion Illustration
Prerequisite(s): ART 1310, FCS 1231.
Fashion and technical sketching techniques using a variety of media including Corel Painter and Designer software applications. (1-4)
A study of the elements in foods essential for optimum health, quality diets, fad diets, and computer analysis of diets. (3-0) (Fee)
2364 Costume History and Design
Prerequisite(s): FCS 1231, 2310, and 2311, or consent of instructor.
Study of historic costumes and application of design principles in costume planning, selection, and designing. (3-0)
2371 Apparel Analysis
Study of factors which affect the wholesale cost, specification buying, and merchandise selection category. (3-0)
2373 Apparel Design I
Prerequisite(s): FCS 1231, 1311, 2310, 2364.
Apparel design using the principles of flat pattern and draping, with emphasis on the design, fit, alteration and construction of fashionable wearing apparel.
3312 Advanced Textile Science
Prerequisite(s): FCS 2310 and CHE 1405.
A study of contemporary textile research. Laboratory study using testing equipment and standardized procedures to evaluate the performance of fibers, yarns, fabrications, and serviceability of aesthetic and functional finishes.
3350 Individual and Family Financial Management
Study of individual and family financial decisions, planning and management. (3-0)
3356 Family Development
A study of the societal changes which affect families over the life cycle. Emphasis is placed on effective communication and knowledgeable choices regarding marriage, parenting divorce, family crises and aging. (3-0)
3360 CAD in Apparel Design and Retailing
Prerequisite(s): FCS 1231 and 2311.
Utilization of computer technology in graphic presentations with emphasis on development of products and techniques of merchandising apparel products for retail or catalog formats.
3373 Apparel Design II
Prerequisite(s): FCS 1311, 2364, and 2373.
Creative designing; integrating and contrasting the theories of advanced flat pattern and draping technique in the production of ready-to-wear using a variety of fabrics for specific markets.
4360 CAD Flat Pattern
Prerequisite(s): FCS 3373 or concurrent enrollment.
Computer aided flat pattern, emphasizing pattern grading applications and incorporating flat pattern skills into the design process. (0-6)
4371 Designing Apparel for Mass Marketing
Prerequisite(s): FCS 3373.
Concentration on the student's creativity with in-depth attention to the structure, organization, operation, and cost factors of the apparel industry. (1-4)
4394 Fashion Design Internship
Prerequisite(s): FCS 2373, 3360 and 3373.
Intensive field work experience and internship. Supervised experiences with selected designers and apparel manufacturers. Minimum of 240 hours.
4396 Fashion Forecasting
prerequisite(s): FCS 2310.
Study of the principles of fashion forecasting. Research and analysis of the techniques used to predict and promote fashion. (3-0)