Fall 2016 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 20-Dec 15
MW        11:30AM-12:50PM LEC B.Spencer            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105  11272 
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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 20-Dec 15
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Boskovich          ARC MAIN Online          13070 
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Mandatory Orientation:     Monday, August 22    04:00PM-05:30PM     Arts/Science room 105
Additional meeting: Monday, November 28    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 20-Dec 15
TTh       09:00AM-09:50AM LEC B.Spencer            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105  10542 
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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 20-Dec 15
W         05:00PM-07:50PM LEC G.Russell            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105  10016 
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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 20-Dec 15
TTh       01:45PM-02:35PM LEC B.Spencer            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 111  12251 
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TTh       02:45PM-04:05PM 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 20-Dec 15
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC B.Spencer            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105  11152 
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MW        10:00AM-11:20AM LAB B.Spencer            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105    
TTh       02:30PM-03:20PM LEC T.Umhauer            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105  11393 Textbook
TTh       03:30PM-04:50PM LAB T.Umhauer            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 20-Dec 15
MW        01:00PM-01:50PM LEC D.Marte              ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105  11669 
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MW        02:00PM-03:20PM LAB D.Marte              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 20-Dec 15
TTh       12:00PM-12:50PM LEC D.Marte              ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105  10216 
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TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LAB D.Marte              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 20-Dec 15
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC G.Russell            ARC MAIN FineArts 554    11826 
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MW        10:00AM-11:20AM LAB G.Russell            ARC MAIN FineArts 554      


FASHN 380    Computer Patternmaking    3 Units

Prerequisite: FASHN 374 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 FASHN 374 Patternmaking. Working from a designer's sketch or photograph, patterns are drafted and completed using computer software.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
F         09:00AM-11:05AM LEC M.Parker             ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105  18963 
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F         11:15AM-02:40PM LAB M.Parker             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 20-Dec 15
Th        06:00PM-07:50PM LEC D.Marte              ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105  19864 
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Th        08:00PM-10:50PM LAB D.Marte              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 20-Dec 15
TTh       12:15PM-01:35PM LEC B.Spencer            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 111  13329 
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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 20-Dec 15
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LEC A.Dieu               ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 111  13330 
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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 13-Dec 09
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  11436 
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TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 11436 Textbook
The first class meeting is mandatory for ALL students.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
T         06:30PM-07:20PM LAB A.Domek              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 126    11437 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek               TBA TBA                 11437 Textbook
NOTE: This course is designated for students who are taking a Work Experience course for the first time.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN Online          18977 Textbook
NOTE: This course is designated for students who have already successfully completed a Work Experience course in a previous semester. This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, August 20 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 126, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 8 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 126 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 10 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 126.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 15-Dec 08
Th        06:00PM-07:20PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    11438 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 11438 Textbook
NOTE: This course is designated for students who are taking a Work Experience course for the first time.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN Online          11439 Textbook
NOTE: This course is designated for students who have already successfully completed a Work Experience course in a previous semester. This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, September 17 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 126, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 22 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 126 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 3 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 126.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Fall 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: November 21, 2016