Fashion Merchandising (FM)

FM 1330. Introduction to Fashion Merchandising.

Survey of the fashion industry including an overview of the development, production and distribution of fashion goods and services.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TCCN: HECO 2311

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FM 1332. Textiles.

A consumer-oriented study of the relationship of fibers, fabrics, and textile product end-uses.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TCCN: HECO 1320

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FM 2330. Aesthetics and Branding.

The study of promotional strategies unique to the fashion industry. Emphasis is placed on techniques used at the retail level. Prerequisite: FM 1330.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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FM 2334. Textile Product Analysis.

The study of textile product quality control issues important to manufacturers, retailers, and consumers. Emphasis is placed on evaluating quality based on appearance, cost, durability, and end-use of textile products. Prerequisites: FM 1330 and FM 1332.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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FM 2335. Gender, Appearance, and Society.

The investigation of the role of dress and appearance in nonverbal communication, development of the self and gender identity, and social interactions of individuals with a particular emphasis on diverse appearances by various cultural groups.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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FM 2336. Introduction to Merchandising Technology.

This course introduces new technologies and industry software used in the merchandising industry and prepares students to take advanced courses that rely on these technologies and software. Topics include Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Microsoft Excel, SPSS statistics, and Space Planning software.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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FM 3330. Fashion Buying Principles I.

Quantitative concepts used in merchandising fashion goods with an emphasis on profitability. Prerequisites: FM 2334 or FM 2336; and MATH 1315 or MATH 1316 or MATH 1319.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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FM 3332. Fashion Promotional Strategies II.

The study of promotional strategies unique to the fashion industry. Emphasis is placed on techniques initiated by manufacturers and wholesalers of fashion products. Prerequisites: FM 2330.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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FM 3333. Merchandise Presentation and Planning.

This course is designed to apply critical thinking skills within the context of retail store space planning and presentation, product category management, and merchandise allocation for a variety of retail business types. Prerequisite: FM 2330 and (FM 2334 or FM 2336).
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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FM 3334. Fashion Merchandising Administration.

The study of human resource management in the fashion industry including recruitment, development, assessment, and compensation. Prerequisite: FM 1330.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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FM 3335. Pre-history to Renaissance Textiles, Dress and Adornment.

Survey of textiles, dress and adornment from pre-history through the ancient Eastern and Middle Eastern cultures to the development of Western civilization ending with the Northern Renaissance.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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FM 3336. Baroque to Modern Western Dress and Adornment.

Chronological study of Western dress and adornment from the Baroque period through modern times. Emphasis on the socio-economic, political, and technological factors contributing to the evolution of fashion.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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FM 4101. Special Problems in Fashion Merchandising.

A study of selected areas of Fashion Merchandising. Repeatable for credit with different emphasis.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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FM 4111. Specialty Fashion Markets: Career Day.

On-site study of current textile, merchandising, retail and promotional trends and fashion career related topics. Prerequisite: FM 1330 and FM 1332.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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FM 4122. Special Events: Fashion.

The study of all facets involved in planning, organizing, and implementation of a fashion related special event. Prerequisite: FM 2330.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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FM 4301. Internship in Fashion Merchandising.

This course is an Internship in Fashion Merchandising-related professions focused on production, distribution, or retailing of fashion goods, or auxiliary services. Repeatable for credit once. Prerequisite: FM 3334. (WI).
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3 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 6 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Exclude from 3-peat Processing|Writing Intensive
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FM 4302A. Special Events Planning.

An in-depth study of selected topics and emerging issues related to the planning of special events. Emphasis will be on planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating special events.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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FM 4302B. Specialty Fashion Markets.

An in-depth study of specialty fashion markets including historic background; significance of the market; terminology; product assortment, development, production and distribution; and trend analysis.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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FM 4302F. Trends Forecasting and Social Media.

This special topics course in Fashion Merchandising will focus on specific methods for forecasting fashion trends and the role of social media in the diffusion of fashion trends.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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FM 4320. Fashion Merchandising in Domestic Markets.

An on-site study of domestic fashion market centers. Course examines the design, production, and distribution of fashion products and services at various market levels. Repeatable for credit with different emphasis.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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FM 4331. Fashion Buying Principles II.

This course is a study of the fashion merchandise buyer, planner, and allocator roles emphasizing retail merchandising functions. These include developing merchandise plans, selecting products, and negotiating terms. Using best-practice industry software, students will analyze merchandising data to manage inventory levels, and evaluate performance of sales and profit. Prerequisite: FM 3330.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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FM 4334. Fashion Product Development.

The course will focus on fashion product development for target markets. Emphasis of the course will be placed on line development, product specification, color and textile selection, sizing and product costing. Prerequisites: FM 1332, and FM 2334 or FM 2336, with grades of "C" or better.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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FM 4335. Principles of Fashion Consumption.

An analysis of variables, concepts and theories related to the role of the consumer in fashion and fashion product consumption. Prerequisite: FM 2335.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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FM 4337. Fashion Merchandising.

The study of managerial decisions in fashion retailing with an emphasis on operational issues. Prerequisites: FM 1330, FM 2330, FM 3330, and FM 3334, or consent of instructor.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
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FM 4338. Enterprise Development.

Principles and procedures used in creating successful enterprises to meet consumer demand, including consumer research, logistical issues, and strategic planning. Examines various product and service offerings in traditional and non-traditional outlets.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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FM 4339. Fashion Economics.

Economic perspective of textile products, production and global sourcing with emphasis on U.S. fashion industries. Prerequisite: FM 1330, FM 1332, and ECO 2301, or ECO 2314 and ECO 2315. (WI).
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
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FM 4340. Fashion Merchandising in International Markets.

Study of Fashion Merchandising topics in international settings. Emphasis will be placed on market differences and cultural awareness, and the implications within Fashion Merchandising professions. Repeatable for credit with different emphasis. (MULT).
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Exclude from 3-peat Processing|Multicultural Content
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FM 4391. Independent Study in Fashion Merchandising.

Independent reading and/or research on a specific topic related to students’ primary area of interest. Work may consist of research, reviews, and integration of existing literature or other appropriate independent work. May be repeated once for credit with approval of instructor. Prerequisites: FM 1330 and consent of instructor. (WI).
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3 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 6 Lab Contact Hours.
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