Fall 2018 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 25-Dec 20

MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECP.GargARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10511119Textbook

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 25-Dec 20

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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.
This class will be taught using Canvas, you may login at www.arc.losrios.edu/Distance_Education/Canvas_Login.htm.


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 25-Dec 20

TTh09:00AM-09:50AMLECA.DieuARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10510496Textbook
TTh10:00AM-11:20AMLABA.DieuARC 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 25-Dec 20

W06:00PM-09:10PMLECG.RussellARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10510013Textbook

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 25-Dec 20

MW12:30PM-01:20PMLECD.MarteARC MAIN Arts & Sci 11111881Textbook
MW01:30PM-02:50PMLABD.MarteARC 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 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-09:50AMLECT.UmhauerARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10511018Textbook
MW10:00AM-11:20AMLABT.UmhauerARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105
TTh03:00PM-03:50PMLECA.DieuARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10511217Textbook
TTh04:00PM-05:20PMLABA.DieuARC 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 25-Dec 20

MW03:00PM-03:50PMLECD.MarteARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10511434Textbook
MW04:00PM-05:20PMLABD.MarteARC 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 25-Dec 20

TTh12:00PM-12:50PMLECD.MarteARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10510186Textbook
TTh01:00PM-02:20PMLABD.MarteARC 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 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-09:50AMLECG.RussellARC MAIN FineArts 55411538Textbook
MW10:00AM-11:20AMLABG.RussellARC 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 25-Dec 20

F09:00AM-11:05AMLECA.DieuARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10519057Textbook
F11:15AM-02:35PMLABA.DieuARC 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 25-Dec 20

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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.
This class will be taught using Canvas, you may login at www.arc.losrios.edu/Distance_Education/Canvas_Login.htm.


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 25-Dec 20

MW03:00PM-04:20PMLECA.DieuARC MAIN Arts & Sci 11112610Textbook

FASHN 495    Independent Studies in Fashion    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

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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 complete 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. All students are required to attend the first class meeting, a mid-semester meeting, and a final meeting. Additionally, students who have not already successfully completed a Work Experience course will be required to attend weekly orientations while returning participants may meet individually with the instructor as needed. 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 18-Dec 14

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NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, October 20 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, November 10 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 8 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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
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Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

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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

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NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, August 25 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 13 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 15 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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 01

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NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, September 15 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 27 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 1 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: December 14, 2018