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Apparel/Design and Merchandising
APP DES & MER
CLASS CODE: HFED 107 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: HOME & FAMILY EDUCATION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Concepts include apparel styles, fashion development, merchandising and careers in the apparel industry.
DESCRIPTION: A broad course which prepares the Family and Consumer Science Education major to teach a high school course in apparel and merchandising.
TOPICS: Analyze Apparel and Fashion; Analyze the Textile and Apparel Industries; Illustrate Apparel Design Skills; Examine Apparel Selection, Care and Consumer Strategies; Analyze Career Options Within the Textiles and Apparel Industry; Identify On-Line Resources.
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to develop a framework for teaching apparel design and merchandising competencies.
REQUIREMENTS: 1. Analyze the meaning of apparel and fashion and relate to culture.
2. Examine the impact of fashion trends and forecasting on clothing.
3. Describe garment styles and features.
4. Examine the development of the fashion industry.
5. Explore the textile industry.
6. Examine the apparel production, promotion and retailing industries.
7. Explore methods of enhancing personal and professional appearance.
8. Develop skills of wardrobe planning.
9. Evaluate quality of apparel and textile products.
10. Examine strategies for becoming a well-informed consumer.
11. Examine apparel for infants and children.
12. Examine apparel for individuals with special needs.
13. Examine entrepreneurship opportunities in the apparel industry.
14. Examine the impact of fashion trends and forecasting on clothing.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001