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
1231 Principles of Art and Design as Applied to Family and Consumer Sciences - (Cross-listed as FCS 1331)
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
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.
2310 Textile Science (Cross-listed as FCS 1310)
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)
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)
3391 Merchandising Planning and Control
Prerequisite(s): ACC 2303 and ISY 1305.
Fundamental principles of merchandising: theory and quantitative analysis of inventory,
planning, pricing, and control for the profitable management of retail environments.
3393 Visual Merchandising and Promotion
Prerequisite(s): FCS 1231.
Communicating fashion image through display, promotions, and related media: includes
development of promotional plans and budgets.
4392 Fashion Merchandising Internship
Prerequisite(s): FCS 3391 and 3393.
Field experience in apparel retailing, sales, management, buying, visual display and promotion,
and distribution. Required campus seminars and a required minimum of 240 hours.
4393 Seminar in Merchandising Trends and Issues
Prerequisite(s): FCS 3391 and MKT 3305.
A study of research related to fashion merchandising with emphasis on current and
developing trends and issues. (3-0)
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)