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FASH 100 PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
An overview of design principles and elements used in fashion to create effective and successful garment designs. Focus is on the recognition, analysis and evaluation of good design in both ready to wear and student's original designs. Other topics include sketching and presentation techniques. Transfer credit: CSU.


FASH 119 CLOTHING, CULTURE AND SOCIETY (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Study of bodily adornment in terms of cultural, ethnic, historical, sociological, psychological and economic considerations. Comparison will be made of various cultures and subcultures. Fashion trends and merchandising techniques as they affect the consumer will also be discussed. Student will examine the importance of clothing as an expression of individual and group identity. Transfer credit: CSU (C1).


FASH 151 FASHION MERCHANDISING (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Through lectures, guest speakers and field trips the student will have the opportunity to explore a variety of aspects of the ready-to-wear and couture industry. Production cost, promotion and advertising techniques will be studied in relation to large and small manufacture and retail operations. Personal requirements to help prepare students for employment in the field of fashion merchandising are given for guidance value. Transfer credit: CSU.