SRJC Course Outlines

9/24/2021 11:57:32 PMFASH 50 Course Outline as of Fall 2014

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  FASH 50Title:  FASHION CAREERS  
Full Title:  Fashion Careers
Last Reviewed:3/31/2014

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 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:  FASHN 50

Catalog Description:
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An introduction to the fashion industry: historical background, markets, and industry segments. Exploration of career opportunities and required skills for employment in the field of fashion.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introduction to the fashion industry: historical background, markets, and industry segments. Exploration of career opportunities and required skills for employment in the field of fashion.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended: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:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Define "fashion" as well as other terms specifically related to the fashion industry.
2.  Examine the historical background of the fashion industry and analyze its influences today.
3.  Describe the values, themes, and methods of the fashion industry.
4.  Identify and categorize all the segments of the fashion industry.
5.  Define and differentiate among the variety of job categories, career objectives, and job responsibilities in the fashion industry.
6.  Determine appropriate interview techniques and conduct an interview.
7.  Develop a resume appropriate to conducting a job search in the fashion industry.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Nature of the Industry
  A. Environment
  B. Movement
  C. Leaders
  D. Business of fashion
  E. Values and methods of the industry
II.  Historical Background of Ready-To-Wear
  A. Effects of industrial revolution on fashion
  B. Mass production of clothing
  C. Retailing during the 19th and 20th centuries
  D. Historical events and their effects on fashion:
        1)  World War I
        2)  Depression
        3)  World War II
  E. Post-war fashion of the 50's
  F. Youth directed 60's
  G. Anti fashion 70's
  H. Spending frenzy of the 80's
  I. Recession and value oriented 90's
  J. Role of discount stores and outlets in the economy
  K. Current and future trends
III.  Markets
  A. Domestic
  B. Foreign
IV.  Segments of the Fashion Industry:
  A.  Design:
       1)  Designers
       2)  Assistant designers
       3)  Pattern makers
       4)  Production/design room supervisor
       5)  Sample makers
  B. Production:
       1)  Cutting contractor
       2)  Sewing contractor
      3)  Quality controller
      4)  Shipping department
      5)  Textiles
  C. Merchandising:
      1)  Sales representatives
      2)  Customer service/satisfaction
      3)  Advertising/promotion
      4)  Photo layout
      5)  Fashion show/models
      6)  Retailing
      7)  Mail order
      8)  Buyers
V.  Resume development
     A. Types of resumes
     B. Cover letter
     C. Follow-up letter/thank you
VI.  Interview Techniques
     A. Role of the interviewer
     B. Role of the interviewee
     C. Role playing
VII.  Appropriate Dress and Behavior for Job Interviews
VIII.  Selecting a Career in the Fashion Industry
     A. Design and production
     B. Retail merchandising
     C. Custom clothing/alterations

Assignments:
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Representative assignments:
1.  Read text of 20 to 30 pages per week and answer 4 to 5 questions from each chapter
2.  Compile a fashion journal notebook
3.  Complete field worksheets on retail shopping malls and stores
4.  Prepare a written summary of field observations and make an oral presentation of the summary
5.  Prepare a resume
6.  4 to 5 tests and final exam

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
20 - 40%
Written homework: text questions, resume
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 30%
Field work - worksheet and evaluation
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 30%
Oral presentation of field observations, fashion journal notebook
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 50%
Exams: objective, completion, short answer essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 15%
Participation and attendance


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Apparel Product Development by Johnson & Moore, 2nd Edition, 2001, Prentice-Hall Publishing.  (Classic in the field)

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