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Course Requirements – Fashion Merchandising

Major in Fashion Merchandising

Courses Required in the Major: (56 credits)

FAS 101 Fashion Merchandising at Fontbonne University (1 credit)
FAS 105 Dress and Culture (3 credits)
FAS 106 Essentials of Fashion (3 credits)
FAS 107 The Fashion Industry (3 credits)
FAS 108 Fundamentals of Sewing Technologies (1 credit)
FAS 200 Apparel Construction (PreReq: FAS 108 or instructor consent) (4 credits)
FAS 201 Career Seminar (1 credit)
FAS 202 Textiles (3 credits)
FAS 205 Apparel Production and Evaluation (PreReq: FAS 107; FAS 200; FAS 202) (4 credits)
FAS 206 Fashion Brand Management (PreReq: FAS 107) (3 credits)
FAS 305 Advanced Product Development (PreReq: FAS 205) (4 credits)
FAS 307 Fashion Behavior and Forecasting (PreReq: FAS 107; BUS 233; PSY/SOC 100 or instructor consent) (3 credits)
FAS 308 History of Costume (3 credits)
FAS 309 Fashion Merchandising Strategies I: Visual Merchandising and Store Planning (PreReq: FAS 105; FAS 106; FAS 107) (4 credits)
FAS 310 Fashion Merchandising Strategies II: Promotion in the Merchandising Environment (PreReq: FAS 107; FAS 309; BUS 233) (4 credits)
FAS 405 Principles of Fashion Merchandising and Management (PreReq: FAS 107; BUS 233; Junior or Senior FM Status or instructor consent) (3 credits)
FAS 406 Merchandise Buying: Planning & Control (PreReq: FAS 405; Junior or Senior FM Status or instructor consent) (3 credits)
FAS 459 Internship Preparation Seminar (PreReq: Major Approval; FAS 201) (2 credits)
FAS 460 Internship in Fashion Merchandising (PreReq: FAS 459; Senior Status or instructor consent) (4 - 7 credits)

Courses Required in Other Disciplines: (27-28 credits)

BUS 205 Financial Accounting (PreReq: MTH 105) (3 credits)
BUS 230 Management Principles (3 credits)

BUS 233 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
BUS 315 Management and Business Ethics (WI, MC II) (3 credits)
BUS 362 Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
CIS 110 Microcomputer Applications: Spreadsheets (3 credits)
COM 102 Public Speaking (3 credits)
ENG 201 Business Writing (PreReq: ENG 101 or equivalent) (3 credits) (WI I)
MTH 105 College Algebra (PreReq:  MTH 095 or equivalent) (4 credits) or MTH 115 Introduction to Statistics (PreReq:  095 or equivalent) (3 credits)

Mission Core: (6 credits)

INT 105 Culture & the Common Good (MC I)
(3 hours met through BUS 315 in Courses Required in Other Disciplines)

Foundations: (18 credit hours)

ENG 101 Composition I (3 credits)
ENG 102 Composition II (PreReq: ENG 101) (3 credits)
GOV 101 U.S. & MO Constitutions (1 credit)
INT 199 Information Navigation and Evaluation (1 credit)
*Foundations Requirements also met above with CIS 110, COM 102, ENG 201, and MTH 105 OR MTH 115

Pillars: (18 credits)

Social & Behavioral Sciences
            PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
                OR
            SOC 100 Survey of Sociology (3 credits)

Select five courses from these six Pillars (maximum one course from each Pillar); see "purple sheet" for specific course listings:

  •  History
  •  Philosophy
  •  Literature
  •  Fine Arts
  •  Life Science
  •  Physical Science

Bridges: (3 credits)

Met with PSY 100, SOC 100, or FAS 105

Writing Intensive Requirement:

Met with ENG 201 (WI I) and FAS 307 (WI II)

Other Graduation Requirements:

Religion or Theology course (3 credits)