SRJC Course Outlines

7/5/2022 2:28:33 PMFLORS 113 Course Outline as of Fall 2022

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  FLORS 113Title:  FLORAL TRIBUTES  
Full Title:  Floral Tributes
Last Reviewed:3/28/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled1.506 min.Lab Scheduled26.25
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

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:  FLORS 93

Catalog Description:
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Students will apply design theory and mechanics to design and create floral arrangements for sympathy occasions. Student arrangements will include design for casket covers, standing and flat sprays, set work, sympathy arrangements, and lid pieces. Delivery and set-up will also be discussed.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of FLORS 83B


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Students will apply design theory and mechanics to design and create floral arrangements for sympathy occasions. Student arrangements will include design for casket covers, standing and flat sprays, set work, sympathy arrangements, and lid pieces. Delivery and set-up will also be discussed.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of FLORS 83B
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

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Understand requirements of local mortuaries while meeting the needs of the bereaved.
2. Discuss the principles of selling arrangements for sympathy occasions.
3. Create and design standing, sprays, set pieces, and casket sprays, using the proper mechanics for sympathy arrangements.
4. Identify and select appropriate materials for sympathy occasions.
 

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In order to achieve these learning outcomes, during the course students will:
1.  Summarize the religious and ethical requirements for sympathy work.
2.  Apply design theory to the creation of casket covers, sympathy arrangements, sprays, and set pieces.
3.  Utilize ribbon to enhance sympathy designs.
4.  Properly prepare sympathy pieces for delivery.
5.  Position and set-up floral displays at various sites.
6.  Discuss the principles of selling materials for sympathy occasions.
7. Discuss principles of developing working relationships with mortuaries and cemeteries.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to Sympathy Work
    A. History of sympathy work
    B. Religious and ethical requirements
    C. Overview of industry
II. Lid Pieces (definitions, uses, clients)
    A. Using pre-made forms
    B. Kinds and styles
         1. Hearts
         2. Pillows
         3. Crosses
         4. Rosary
         5. Free form
III. Types of Arrangements
    A. Vase
    B. Standard
    C. Floor
    D. Home
    E. Sizes and shapes
    F. Containers (paper mache, plastic, ceramic, basket)
    G. Pricing
    H. Placement
IV. Sprays
    A. Kinds
         1. Standing
         2. Flat
    B. Incorporating Ribbon
         1. Lettering on ribbon (pen, paste-on letters, glitter pens)
         2. Satin wrapping
         3. Braiding
    C. Use of easels
         1. Sizes
         2. Kinds
         3. Restoring used easels
    D. Spray packs
         1. Kinds
         2. Sizes
         3. Securing to easel
V. Set Pieces
    A. Kinds and styles
         1. Hearts
              a. Open
              b. Closed
         2. Cross
         3. Wreath
         4. Specialty pieces
    B. Colors and traditions
    C. Using styrofoam shapes
         1. Benefits
         2. Disadvantages
         3. Wrapping for stability
         4. Transporting styrofoam
         5. Repairing breakages
    D. Accent pack
         1. Effective use of feature
         2. Finishing edges (paper, galax, ribbon, greens, flowers, other)
VI. Casket Pieces
    A. Open or closed
    B. Kinds, shapes, and sizes
    C. Importance of securing foam to tray
    D. Importance of color of casket to flowers used
    E. Foliage
    F. Placing tray on casket
    G. Height of casket cover
    H. Space in hearse
VII. Delivery and Set-up
    A. Delivery
         1. Proper packing to avoid damage/breakage
         2. Supporting work in delivery vehicle
         3. Courtesy
         4. Timely delivery
         5. Professional appearance
              a. Delivery person
              b. Vehicle
    B. Positioning and set-up of floral displays
         1. Placement of family pieces
         2. Procedures in funeral homes and at cemeteries
              a. Fulfilling requirements
              b. Balancing requirements with family needs
VIII. Selling Sympathy Work
    A. Product knowledge
    B. Dealing with customer emotions
         1. Empathy
         2. Managing personal emotions
    C. Order taking
IX.  Season Materials
 
Concepts presented in lecture are applied and practiced in lab.

Assignments:
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Lecture Related Assignments:
1. Written summary of visitation to a mortuary (1-3 pages)
2. One portfolio comprising of photos of weekly design projects with accompanying journal entries listing materials and describing methods for each project
3. Final exam
4. Final project
 
Lab Related Assignments:
1.   Weekly design and construction projects on one to two arrangements per week, including:
    A. Casket lid arrangement
    B. Easels
    C. Spray
    D. Casket cover for an open casket
    E. Casket cover for a closed casket

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
5 - 15%
Written summary of visitation to a mortuary
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
50 - 70%
Weekly design and construction projects; portfolio, final project
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 25%
Final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
Participation and professionalism


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials.

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