108: Professional Career Orientation. 0-2-2. Structured experiences in career assessment and exploration, leadership, and communication in the professional arena. Open to non-majors.
118: Pattern Design and Construction. 6-1-3. Introduction to basic pattern making techniques, fit, and construction. Some emphasis on techniques, commercial patterns, and ready-to-wear construction.
146: Internet for Personal and Family Management. 0-1-1. An introduction to the use of internet for personal and family activities.
218: Analysis of Children's Apparel. 0-1-1. Analysis of apparel for infants and young children.
219: Textiles I. 0-3-3. Study of fiber properties and production of textiles.
238: Apparel Selection and Analysis of Fashion. 0-3-3. Contemporary apparel needs of individuals and families with recognition of cultural, economic, and psychological factors.
246: Microcomputers in Personal and Family Management I. 3-2-3. An introduction to the use of microcomputers for more effective management of personal and family related tasks.
256: Individual and Family Management. 0-3-3. A systems approach to the management of personal and family resources.
258: Professional Selling Experience. 8.5-1-3. Preq., HEC 127 or consent of instructor. Supervised professional selling experience with emphasis on customer satisfaction and service. Field experience with cooperating firms.
268: Apparel Design I. 3-2-3. Preq., MCS 219. Application of principles related to the creation, fabrication and execution of apparel design.
276: Environments for Young Children. 0-1-1. Preq., F&CS 201 or consent of instructor. Principles of housing and equipment applied to creating learning environments for infants and young children.
308: Buying. 0-3-3. Preq., MCS 258. Buying function in retail organizations. Includes merchandising concepts essential for buyers.
338: Intermediate Apparel Construction. 6-0-2. Preq., MCS 118 or consent of instructor. Emphasis on evaluation and use of advanced construction techniques including tailoring and couture methods.
348: Merchandising and Computer Management. 1-2-2. Preq., MCS 246 and 308. Procedures and task management for the retailer through computer application.
356: Families as Consumers. 0-3-3. Preq., ECON 215. Application of principles of consumerism to family decisions related to time and money use.
366: Consumer Issues. 0-3-3. Issues that arise between sellers/government and consumers including legislation, regulation and safety issues.
388: Media Planning and Promotion. 3-2-3. Preq., MCS 258 and 348. Study and application of principles of product promotion. Emphasis on coordination of customer targeting, communications, media presentation, and special events.
416: Interior Space Planning and Furnishings. 0-3-3. Preq., MCS 219. Study of the furnishings, fixtures, and design components for residential and commercial interiors.
419: Textiles II. 0-3-3. Preq., MCS 219 or consent of instructor. Study of textile products in relation to end-use, product quality, technology and trade regulations. (G)
426: Housing Policy. 0-3-3. Social aspects of housing including zoning, government regulations, and purchase considerations. (G)
429: Issues in Merchandising. 0-3-3. Preq., senior standing. Domestic and international issues affecting merchandising and consumer studies. (G)
436: Advanced Individual and Family Management. 4-2-3. Preq., MCS 256, and advanced junior standing. Planning, coordinating, and evaluating all phases of individual and family management.
439: Historic Costume I. 0-3-3. Development of costume from ancient Egypt through the 17th century, with emphasis on social, economic, and aesthetic influences on its design.
440: Historic Costume II. 0-3-3. Development of costume from 18th century until the present, with emphasis on social, economic, and aesthetic influences. (G)
446: Microcomputers in Personal and Family Management II. 0-3-3. Preq., MCS 246. Advanced study in the use of microcomputers in personal and family management.
456: Consumer Decision Making. 0-3-3. Behavior of the consumer with reference to economic decision making and expenditure patterns relevant to current lifestyles. (G)
466: Consumer Relations. 0-3-3. Professional strategies and tactics in consumer studies programs. (G)
488: Visual Merchandising. 3-2-3. Preq., MCS 388 or consent of instructor. Promotion of products through visual merchandising techniques including display and store layout and design.
498: Field Study Tour in Merchandising and Consumer Studies. 3-1-3 (6). Structured educational experiences in major industry centers in the United States and abroad. Application required. (G)
516: Family and Consumer Economics Issues. 0-3-3. (12) Analysis of family and consumer in the larger economic and political systems.
528: Consumer Motivation and Factors in Apparel. 0-3-3. Relationship of consumer behavior to fashion; analysis of factors relative to production, distribution, and consumption of apparel and textiles.
536: Consumer Needs of Older Population. 0-3-3. Issues facing consumer affairs professionals working with the older consumer.
556: Current Trends in Consumer Decision Making. 0-3-3. (12) Preq., MCS 456 or consent of instructor. Recent advances and current research in behavior of the consumer with reference to economic decision making and expenditure patterns relevant to current lifestyles.