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2013-2014

Family and Consumer Sciences- School of (7400)

B.A. - Bachelor of Arts

Major: Fashion Merchan-Home Furnish (H40302BAT)

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Year 1

Fall
3300:111 English Composition I3
7400:139 Fashion & Furnish Industries3
7400:158 Intro: Interior Design3
Social Science:Any Set3
Mathematics:Any3
Physical Education/Wellness:Any1
Min Credit Total 16
Spring
3300:112 English Composition II3
7400:259 Family Housing3
7400:123 Fundamentals of Construction3
Oral Communication:Any3
Natural Science with Lab:Any4
Min Credit Total 16
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

Fall
7400:225 Textiles3
2520:202 Retailing Fundamentals3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Social Science:Any Set3
Humanities:Any Set3
Min Credit Total 14
Spring
2520:101 Essentials of Marketing Tech3
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
7400:331 Interior Design Theory3
Natural Science:Any OTHER Set4
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Min Credit Total 16
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

Fall
7400:352 Strategic Merchandise Planning3
7400:334 Specifications for Interiors I3
7400:333 Programming & Space Planning3
Elective:Any (See adviser for options)3
Elective:Foreign Language or Course Alternative (See adviser)4
Min Credit Total 16
Spring
2520:203 Principles of Advertising3
2520:212 Principles of Sales3
7400:335 Specification for Interiors II3
Humanities:Any OTHER Set3
Elective:Foreign Language or Course Alternative (See adviser)4
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
7400:422 Textiles for Interiors3
7400:427 Global Issu Textiles & Apparel3
7400:418 History of Interior Design I4
Elective:Foreign Language or Course Alternative (See adviser)3
Min Credit Total 16
Spring
7400:419 History of Interior Design II4
7400:450 Families, Individl & Environmt3
7400:447 Sr Sem: Crit Issues-FCS Dev1
Elective:Foreign Language or Course Alternative (See adviser)3
Elective:7400:xxx Elective3
Elective:Any 3
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.
6600:300 Marketing Principles may be substituted for 2520:101 Essentials of Marketing. Course selection depends on which minor options is chosen; either Consumer Marketing (6600) or Marketing & Sales Technology (2520).
3400:211 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.
6600:275 Professional Selling may be substituted for 2520:212 Principle of Sales.
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