Fall 2015 Class Schedule (ARC)



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FASHN 300    Introduction to the Fashion Industry    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 and ESLW 340.
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 22-Dec 17
M         08:30AM-11:35AM LEC B.Spencer            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 111  13195 
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TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC B.Spencer            ARC MAIN Raef 162        11372 Textbook


FASHN 310    Fashion Analysis/Clothing Selection    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course explores how social, political, cultural, technological, and environmental influences are reflected in current fashion trends. Attitude of dress, aesthetics, image projection, and gender roles are explored as a form of silent communication. Consumer buying behavior and the response towards fashion trends are examined from varying generational viewpoints. Other aspects of fashion analysis include identifying apparel details, styles, and utilizing the elements and principles of design as they relate to fashion.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Boskovich          ARC MAIN Online          18898 
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Mandatory Orientation:     Monday, August 24    04:00PM-05:30PM     Arts/Science room 105


FASHN 320    Textiles    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
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 fabrics as they relate to clothing and home furnishings.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       09:00AM-09:50AM LEC B.Spencer            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105  10586 
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TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM LAB B.Spencer            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105    


FASHN 330    History of Western World Fashion    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
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 22-Dec 17
W         05:00PM-08:05PM LEC G.Russell            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105  10017 
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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 22-Dec 17
MW        12:00PM-12:50PM LEC B.Spencer            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 111  12489 
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MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LAB B.Spencer            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 111    


FASHN 357    Apparel Construction I    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
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 22-Dec 17
MW        01:00PM-01:50PM LEC D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105  11243 
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MW        02:00PM-03:20PM LAB D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105    
TTh       02:30PM-03:20PM LEC D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105  11506 Textbook
TTh       03:30PM-04:50PM LAB D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105    


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. Current fashion fabrics and shaping materials are introduced. Emphasis is on developing advanced skills in garment construction.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        10:30AM-11:20AM LEC D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105  11814 
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MW        11:30AM-12:50PM LAB D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105    


FASHN 374    Pattern Making and Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: FASHN 357 or TA 430 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: MATH 25 or MATH 41 with a grade of "C" or better or placement through the placement process; AND eligible for ENGRD 116 and ENGWR 102 OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the flat pattern method of apparel design. Pattern making techniques are perfected using half-scale patterns. Construction techniques are introduced for the completion of original designs. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       12:00PM-12:50PM LEC D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105  10234 
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TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LAB D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105    


FASHN 378    Advanced Pattern Making and Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: FASHN 358 and 374 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the creation of full-scale patterns, using advanced patternmaking techniques that include pattern drafting, flat patterning, duplicating ready-to-wear and grading. Full-scale garments are created from original designs, with an emphasis on fit and construction. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC G.Russell            ARC MAIN FineArts 554    11997 
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MW        10:00AM-11:20AM LAB G.Russell            ARC MAIN FineArts 554      


FASHN 381    Couture Draping for Eveningwear    3 Units

Prerequisite: FASHN 379 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces advanced draping skills for the creation of eveningwear. Topics include contouring techniques, foundation garments, advanced sewing skills, working with specialty fabrics, and custom fitting. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
T         05:00PM-06:50PM LEC M.Sommerfield        ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105  18901 
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T         07:00PM-09:50PM LAB M.Sommerfield        ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105    


FASHN 395    Visual Merchandising    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 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 is 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 22-Dec 17
Th        05:00PM-06:50PM LEC S.Keichler           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105  18903 
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Th        07:00PM-09:50PM LAB S.Keichler           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105    


FASHN 397    Fashion Retail Buying    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for MATH 32 or MATH 42.
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 22-Dec 17
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LEC B.Spencer            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 111  19919 
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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, as well as marketing and selling techniques. A model business plan is developed by exploring resources necessary to be successful in a fashion business.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Dieu               ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105  19920 
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FASHN 498    Work Experience in Fashion    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position, or job related to fashion with a cooperating site supervisor. 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 Title 5 required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site, and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the semester, the student is required to attend 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. First-time participants are required to attend a weekly orientation and a final meeting. Returning participants are required to attend the first class meeting, a mid-semester meeting, and a final meeting and may meet individually with the instructor as needed to complete a work site observation and all program forms, receive updates, and assignments. Students may take up to 16 units total across all Work Experience course offerings. This course may be taken up to four times when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 11
T         06:30PM-08:20PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  11555 
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TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 11555 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
W         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    11556 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 11556 Textbook
Th        05:30PM-06:20PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    11558 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 11558 Textbook



Schedule: Online Class
TBA       TBA             LAB E.Yeung              ARC MAIN Online          11559 Textbook
NOTE:This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, August 22 at 10:00AM-11:30AM in RM 126, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 10th at 10:00AM-11:30AM in RM 126 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 12th at 10:00AM-11:30AM in RM 126.
Course information will be emailed to your Los Rios Gmail account. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: December 8, 2015