Curriculum Guides

2013-2014

Family and Consumer Sciences- School of (7400)

B.A. - Bachelor of Arts

Major: Fashion Merch-Fiber Arts (H40303BAT)

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Year 1

Fall
3300:111 English Composition I3
7400:139 Fashion & Furnish Industries3
Social Science:Any Set3
Mathematics:Any3
Oral Communication:Any3
Min Credit Total 15
Spring
3300:112 English Composition II3
7400:125 Princ: Apparel Design3
7400:123 Fundamentals of Construction3
Social Science:Any Set3
Physical Education/Wellness:Any1
Natural Science:Any Set4
Min Credit Total 17
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

Fall
2520:101 Essentials of Marketing Tech3
2520:202 Retailing Fundamentals3
7400:225 Textiles3
Elective:7400:xxx Fiber Arts Elective3
Humanities:Any Set3
Min Credit Total 15
Spring
2520:212 Principles of Sales3
7400:226 Textile Evaluation3
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
7400:311 Seminar in Fiber Arts3
Natural Science:Any OTHER Set4
Min Credit Total 17
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

Fall
2520:203 Principles of Advertising3
7400:352 Strategic Merchandise Planning3
7400:425 Textiles for Apparel3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Elective:Foreign Language or Course Alternative (see adviser)4
Min Credit Total 15
Spring
7400:311 Seminar in Fiber Arts3
7400:427 Global Issu Textiles & Apparel3
Elective:7400:xxx Fiber Arts Elective3
Elective:Foreign Language or Course Alternative (see adviser)4
Humanities:Any OTHER Set3
Min Credit Total 16
Summer
Elective:7400:494 Intern: Family & Consumer Sci (required)3
Min Credit Total 3

Year 4

Fall
7400:439 Fashion Analysis3
7400:437 Historic Costume3
7400:450 Families, Individl & Environmt3
Elective:7400:xxx Fiber Arts Elective3
Elective:Foreign Language or Course Alternative (see adviser)3
Min Credit Total 15
Spring
7400:438 History of Fashion3
7400:447 Sr Sem: Crit Issues-FCS Dev1
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Elective:Foreign Language or Course Alternative (see adviser)3
Elective:Electives to reach 128 credits8
Min Credit Total 17
Summer
Min Credit Total 0
Degree Distribution Requirements
This curriculum guide is a recommended plan of study. Students with questions about degree requirements should contact an academic advisor.
7400:158 Introduction to Interior Design may be substituted for 7400:125 Principles of Apparel Design.
6600:275 Professional Selling may be substituted for 2520:212 Principle of Sales
3400:221 Humanities in the World Since 1300 may be substituted for 3400:210 Humanities in the Western Tradition I.
6600:432 Integrated Marketing Communications may be substituted for 2520:203 Principles of Advertising.
7400:422 Textiles for Interiors may be substituted for 7400:425 Textiles for Apparel.
7400:418 History of Interiors may be substituted for 7400:437 Historic Costume. 7400:419 History of Interiors II may be substituted for 7400:438 History of Fashion.
6600:300 Marketing Principles may be substituted for 2520:101 Essentials of Marketing. Course selection depends on which minor option is chosen; either Consumer Marketing (6600) or Marketing & Sales Technology (2520).
6600:450 Strategic Retail Management may be substituted for 2520:202 Retailing Fundamentals.
A student majoring in Fashion Merchandising will have 1 of 3 options. Option I is to complete 4 semesters of the same foreign language. Option Ii is to complete 2 semesters of the same foreign language and 2 alternative course options approved by a departmental adviser. Option III is to complete 14 credit hours of selected alternative coursework approved by departmental adviser.
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 130 minimum total credits; 32 credits in residence; the final 32 credits must be taken from The University of Akron.

Guide Updated: 03-19-2013