Spring 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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC B.Spencer            ARC MAIN Raef 162        10013 
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Th        06:00PM-08:50PM LEC G.Russell            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105  10014 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, Jan 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Boskovich          ARC MAIN Online          20000 
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Mandatory Orientation:     Tuesday January 19    4:30-6:00PM    Room 111; and
Mandatory 2nd meeting:     Tuesday May 3    4:30-6:00PM    Room 111



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, Jan 16-May 18
M         12:00PM-02:05PM LEC B.Spencer            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105  10484 
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M         02:15PM-05:30PM LAB B.Spencer            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105    


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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       02:00PM-02:50PM LEC B.Spencer            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 111  13326 
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TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LAB B.Spencer            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 111    


FASHN 344    Fashion Illustration II    3 Units

Prerequisite: FASHN 342 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course builds on the skills acquired in FASHN 342. Emphasis is placed on advanced design and illustration skills utilizing computer software. Topics include creating custom brushes and symbols, digital textile design and technical flats. The design process and layout techniques for fashion presentations are also introduced.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
Th        04:30PM-06:20PM LEC B.Spencer            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 111  13328 
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Th        06:30PM-09:35PM 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, Jan 16-May 18
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC B.Spencer            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105  11000 
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MW        10:00AM-11:20AM LAB B.Spencer            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105    
TTh       02:00PM-02:50PM LEC D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105  11761 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM 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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       11:30AM-12:20PM LEC D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105  11641 
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TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LAB D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105    


FASHN 363    Fashion Accessories and Embellishments    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: FASHN 357 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with embellishment skills for couture level garments. Topics may include embroidery, beading, fabric manipulation, applique, trims, and threadwork, with an emphasis on up-to-date interpretations of classic techniques.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 16-Mar 14
T         04:30PM-06:35PM LEC A.Dieu               ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105  19097 
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T         06:45PM-09:50PM LAB A.Dieu               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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       09:00AM-09:50AM LEC D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105  10211 
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TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM LAB D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105    


FASHN 379    Draping    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 course applies the skills developed in FASHN 374 and introduces draping techniques using industry dress forms. Activities include developing an original design concept, draping several blocks and slopers which utilize a variety of techniques, and executing a final garment in fashion fabric.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
F         09:00AM-10:50AM LEC T.Umhauer            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105  11865 
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F         11:00AM-02:05PM LAB T.Umhauer            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105    


FASHN 382    Collection Design and Production    3 Units

Prerequisite: FASHN 358, 374, and 379 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: FASHN 378
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course applies the skills obtained in previous design and patternmaking courses. Topics include designing a small collection, creating and modifying patterns, and constructing original garments. The role of accessorizing the completed design is explored, including the use of hats, jewelry, shoes, and scarves. Finished collections are presented on the runway in a fashion show.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
W         11:30AM-01:20PM LEC D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105  11175 
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W         01:30PM-04:20PM LAB D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105    


FASHN 393    Fashion Promotion    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a comprehensive study of the promotion and presentation techniques unique to the fashion industry, including fashion advertising, publicity, and marketing. It focuses on special events, such as fashion shows and trunk shows. Planning and technical skills are developed through the activity of producing a fashion show. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
W         05:00PM-06:50PM LEC G.Russell            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105  11173 
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W         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB G.Russell            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 105    


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, Jan 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Spencer             TBA TBA                 12706 
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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, Mar 15-May 12
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  11498 
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TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 11498 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

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
T         06:30PM-07:20PM LAB A.Domek              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 154    11500 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek               TBA TBA                 11500 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          11499 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, January 16 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 126, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, March 5 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 126 and a final meeting on Saturday, May 14 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, Feb 18-May 12
Th        06:00PM-07:10PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Lib Arts 154    20352 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 20352 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          11497 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, February 20 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 126, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, April 2 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 126 and a final meeting on Saturday, May 7 at 10:00AM-12:00PM 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

Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: May 2, 2016