SRJC Course Outlines

6/13/2024 10:51:07 PMINDE 138 Course Outline as of Summer 2007

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  INDE 138Title:  INTERNATIONAL PRACT INDE  
Full Title:  International Practices in Interior Design
Last Reviewed:9/19/2011

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  INDE 64.2

Catalog Description:
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This course examines international practices in the interior design industry. Emphasis is on business practices and procedures in handling and consolidating shipments, letters of credit, documentation and general banking practices in exports and import of materials related to the interiors industry. The role and activities of the international furnishings, decorative accessories, designers and textiles markets will be discussed.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of INDE 64.1; and eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course examines international practices in the interior design industry. The role and activities of the international furnishings, decorative accessories, designers and textiles markets will be discussed.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Completion of INDE 64.1; and eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will able to:
1. Compare and contrast international and U.S. interior design practices.
2. Identify and evaluate the role world geography plays in the interior
design industry.
3. Recognize styles, colors and tastes from traditions and countries
around the world.
4. Complete residential and commercial interior design projects received
from overseas clients.
5. Prepare proposals in compliance with client specifications utilizing
U.S. and international resources.
6. Research and identify product and vendor sources, nationally and
internationally, using the Internet and conventional methods.
7. Analyze, interpret, and apply national and international banking
practices and credit terms.
8. Describe appropriate communication techniques for international
business.
9. Research and describe methods of trading as an interior design buyer.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Introduction
    A. Overview of international practices in the interior design
       industry
    B. The role of world geography in cultural and economic developments
       as it relates to the United States interior design industry
       1. Canada, Mexico (NAFTA--North American Free Trade Agreement)
       2. European community
       3. Scandinavian countries
       4. Africa
       5. The Middle East
       6. The Far East
       7. South East Asia
       8. Australia
    C. Style, color and taste: an international perspective
    D. International trade methods for the interior design buyer
    E. Project classifications
II.  Residential and Commercial Projects for Overseas Clients
    A. Marketing
       1. Research and development
       2. Proposals for overseas projects
       3. Cover letters
       4. Presentations
       5. Swatch cards
    B. Sales
       1. Calculating markups
       2. Developing commercial invoices
       3. Sales representative agreements
    C. Accounting
       1. Cost breakdown - materials and products
       2. Cost analysis using computerized spreadsheets
       3. Billing procedures and records
       4. Business invoices
    D. Purchasing
       1. Furnishings markets
       2. Identifying resource vendors nationally and internationally
          using conventional and computerized methods
       3. Purchase orders
    E. Security
    F. Shipping and delivery
       1. Handling and consolidating shipments
       2. Packing list
       3. Certificate of origin
       4. Bill of lading
       5. Calculating shipping costs
          a. FOB (Freight on Board)
          b. C&F (Cost and Freight)
          c. CIF (Cost + Insurance + Freight)
       6. Export documentation
       7. Current Customs requirements
III. Trading as an Interior Design Buyer at the International Home
    Furnishings Markets
IV.  National and International Banking Practices and Credit Terms
    A. Banking practices
    B. Analyzing credit documents
    C. Writing letters of credit
V.   Communication Techniques for International Business

Assignments:
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Representative assignments:
1. Reading: 15-30 pages per week.
2. Writing assignments: proposals.
3. Research and identify vendors for specific products. Written summary of
vendor research, 2-5 pages.
3. Problem solving: analyze credit documents; calculate markups; prepare
letters of credit, business invoices, purchase orders, and shipping
documents.
4. Final Project: Marketing project for a specific country, including
proposal, cover letter, swatch cards, cost breakdown, product
identification, and documentation for exporting.
5. Oral in-class presentation of marketing project.
6. Quizzes (3-6); midterm.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Proposals; final project
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Problem solving assignments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 50%
Marketing project
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Short answer
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Attendance and participation; oral presentation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials.

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