Fall 2010 Class Schedule (ARC)



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FASHN 300    Introduction to the Fashion Industry    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a survey of the complex diversity of today's fashion industry. It introduces the process of how the fashion business works in sequential order from the concept to the consumer. It also provides an overview of fashion design, production, distribution, and merchandising. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC B.Spencer            ARC MAIN Rm 505          15038 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC B.Spencer            ARC MAIN Rm 505          10052 Textbook


FASHN 310    Fashion Analysis/Clothing Selection    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course explores how influences on fashion (social, political, cultural, technological, and environmental) are reflected in current fashion trends. The function, aesthetics, and attitude of dress, including image projection, perceptions, and gender roles, are explored as a form of silent communication. A generational approach to consumer buying behavior and response towards fashion is examined. Other aspects of fashion analysis include identifying apparel details, styles, and elements of design.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
M         02:00PM-04:50PM LEC D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN Rm 505          14850 
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FASHN 320    Textiles    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through assessment process.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a study of natural and man-made fibers, methods of fabrication and finishes. Topics include the selection, use and care of modern fabrics as they relate to clothing and home furnishings. (CAN FCS 6)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       10:30AM-11:20AM LEC B.Spencer            ARC MAIN Rm 505          11664 
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TTh       11:30AM-12:50PM LAB B.Spencer            ARC MAIN Rm 505            


FASHN 330    History of Western World Fashion    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides a comprehensive survey of how fashion has been influenced by major world historical events. Selected eras of history are viewed within a cultural, political, and economic context as expressed in dress. Emphasis includes cross-cultural influences on major fashion trends of the Western world from selected historical periods from the time of the Egyptians to the present. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
W         09:00AM-11:50AM LEC G.Russell            ARC MAIN Rm 505          10054 
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FASHN 342    Fashion Illustration    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ART 300 and 304
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to freehand and computer-generated fashion illustration. Illustration concepts unique to fashion are explored using various freehand drawing techniques and computer design software. Design elements and principles including color, texture, line, balance, and apparel details are incorporated into the illustrations.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        02:00PM-02:50PM LEC B.Spencer            Off Campus Ethan 150     14046 
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MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LAB B.Spencer            Off Campus Ethan 150       


FASHN 357    Apparel Construction I    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces basic apparel construction techniques. Emphasis is on the development of sewing skills, the use and care of equipment, and selection of proper tools and fabric. No previous sewing experience is required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
W         12:00PM-01:40PM LEC D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN Rm 505          14414 
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W         02:00PM-05:05PM LAB D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN Rm 505            
T         05:00PM-06:50PM LEC D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN Rm 505          15780 Textbook
T         07:00PM-09:50PM LAB D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN Rm 505            


FASHN 358    Apparel Construction II    3 Units

Prerequisite: FASHN 357 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course focuses on the application and evaluation of apparel construction techniques, fit, and pattern alterations. New and unique fashion fabrics and shaping materials are introduced. Emphasis is on developing advanced skills in garment construction.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
M         09:00AM-10:50AM LEC D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN Rm 505          30512 
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M         11:00AM-01:50PM LAB D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN Rm 505            


FASHN 374    Pattern Making and Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: FASHN 357 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the flat pattern method of apparel design. Slopers created from personal measurements are used to develop original designs. Pattern making techniques are perfected using half-scale patterns. Construction techniques are introduced for the completion of these original designs. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
F         09:00AM-11:05AM LEC G.Russell            ARC MAIN Rm 505          10714 
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F         11:15AM-02:30PM LAB G.Russell            ARC MAIN Rm 505            


FASHN 379    Draping    3 Units

Prerequisite: FASHN 357 and 374 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course applies the skills covered in FASHN 357 and FASHN 374 and introduces draping techniques using industry dress forms. Activities include draping several muslin blocks and creating one final garment in fashion fabric.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
Th        05:00PM-06:50PM LEC M.Sommerfield        ARC MAIN Rm 505          30510 
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Th        07:00PM-09:50PM LAB M.Sommerfield        ARC MAIN Rm 505            


FASHN 380    Computer Patternmaking    3 Units

Prerequisite: FASHN 378 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This advanced pattern drafting course introduces industry computer software. It makes comprehensive use of patternmaking skills acquired in previous patternmaking classes. Working from a designer's sketch, patterns are drafted and completed. A production pattern is made according to industry requirements and a muslin sample of the garment is constructed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
F         09:00AM-11:05AM LEC M.Parker             Off Campus Ethan 151     14508 
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F         11:15AM-02:30PM LAB M.Parker             Off Campus Ethan 151       


FASHN 395    Visual Merchandising    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces current visual merchandising techniques, including equipment, lighting, and materials. The application of principles and practices in arranging and displaying fashion merchandise are covered. This practical experience with showcases, windows, and on-floor displays provides familiarity with professional fashion promotional presentations. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
W         06:00PM-06:50PM LEC G.Simpson            ARC MAIN Rm 505          12680 
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W         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB G.Simpson            ARC MAIN Rm 505            


FASHN 397    Fashion Retail Buying    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course addresses the practical and business aspects of the fashion industry. Topics include defining the customer and researching current buying trends. Activities specific to fashion retail buying are explored, including developing a buying and stock plan and planning market purchases. Career opportunities in retail buying and merchandising are also explored. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        12:00PM-01:15PM LEC B.Spencer            Off Campus Ethan 150     13788 
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FASHN 398    Fashion Entrepreneur    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUS 100
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides the necessary skills to become an entrepreneur in the fashion industry. It addresses the creation of a small business specific to fashion retail or apparel design and manufacturing. Topics include recognizing and creating business opportunities, marketing, selling techniques, tracking costs, and securing financing. A model business plan is developed by exploring resources necessary to be successful in a fashion business.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
W         09:00AM-11:50AM LEC T.Umhauer            Off Campus Ethan 150     16112 
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FASHN 498    Work Experience in Fashion    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
Enrollment Limitation: Be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity or job related to fashion. Students are advised to consult with the Fashion Department faculty to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the field of fashion. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to fulfill a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. The weekly orientation is required for first time participants, returning participants are not required to attend the orientation but are required to meet with the instructor as needed to complete all program forms and assignments. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 16-Dec 10
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN D 214           15998 
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TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 15998 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
W         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN D 101           16000 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 16000 Textbook
T         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN D 106           16002 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 16002 Textbook
M         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         Natomas Inderkum A204    16004 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 16004 Textbook
T         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Rm 157          16006 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 16006 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB E.Yeung              ARC MAIN Online          16008 Textbook
Orientation:    Wednesday, August 18     06:00PM-07:30PM    Rm 126
Orientation for this online course is mandatory for all students. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Fall 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: November 19, 2010