Department of Merchandising, Environmental
Design, and Consumer Economics

Professor JoAnn Shroyer, Chairperson.

Rockwell Professor Horridge; Associate Professors Curry, Gentry, Gustafson, Harp, Khan, and Mason; Assistant Professors Bean, Grable, and Russ; Instructors Adityavarman and Lyon; Part-time Instructors Barnhill, Griffith, and Payne.

The department supervises the following degree programs: FAMILY FINANCIAL PLANNING, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science; INTERIOR DESIGN, Bachelor of Interior Design; CLOTHING, TEXTILES, AND MERCHANDISING, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy; ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN, Master of Science; ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN AND CONSUMER ECONOMICS, Doctor of Philosophy. A student in another college may minor in this department by completing a minimum of 18 hours selected in conference with the department chairperson.

General Requirements. The B.S. and B.I.D. degree programs are separated into lower division (first and second years) and upper division (third and fourth years). Students remain in the lower division until they have completed courses designated as first and second year requirements, have earned at least 64 hours, and have at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA for all work at Texas Tech. The grade of C is a minimum requirement in all departmental and support courses for all majors in the department. Prerequisites for departmental courses are governed by the catalog in effect when the course is taken.

An internship is required of each student specializing in family financial planning, fashion design, interior design, and merchandising. The internship experience is jointly planned by the faculty and the student. Application should be made through the student's advisor one year prior to the semester in which the internship is planned. Senior standing and a 2.00 cumulative GPA are prerequisites for all internships. A laboratory fee is required.

For the internship in fashion design a grade of C or higher must be earned inFADS 3302, 3303, 3305, 3310, 3311, 4189, 4307, 4309, and 4310. FADS 4189 is required the spring semester prior to enrollment in FADS 4390, 4391.

For the senior internship in family financial planning a grade of C or higher must be earned inFFP 2310, 3370, 3374, 3375, 3378, 4198, FIN 4324, ACCT 3307. Any student desiring an internship in summers preceding the senior year must have the professor's permission. FFP 4399 may be taken for up to 6 hours. The final three hours of program enrollment will be in FFP 4399.

For the internship in interior design a grade of C or higher must be earned inID 3190, 3381, 3384, 3385, 3386, 3387. ID 3190 is required the spring semester prior to enrollment in ID 4307.

For the internship in merchandising a grade of C or higher must be earned inMER 3340, 3370, 4330, 4360, 4370, 4389; MGT 3370; MKT 3350, 3352 or 3353, 4351. MER 4389 is required the spring semester prior to enrollment in MER 4390, 4391.

Clothing, Textiles, and Merchandising Specializations

Fashion Design Specialization. The fashion design program offers a comprehensive curriculum that prepares students for entry-level positions in the apparel industry or for continued study in graduate school. The curriculum emphasizes the development of creativity, competency in technical skills, knowledge of textiles, and product management. Custom design for individual consumers and design for mass production are emphasized.

The fashion design program is the only four year program in the state of Texas that offers hand and machine knitting. Students can also participate in extracurricular activities that provide additional learning opportunities, including the Hi-Tech Student Organization, the Annual Fashion Tour of New York or Los Angeles, two yearly design competitions, and a Senior Fashion Show.

Sophomore Portfolio Review. In the Spring semester of the sophomore year, students submit a portfolio with representative work from specific art and fashion design courses. In the event a "conditional" evaluation is received by a student, the student must resubmit the portfolio within one semester following portfolio review. At this time, the student must have met the recommended conditions stated by the reviewers.

Program Policies. A minimum grade of C is required in all art and fashion design courses. In addition, students must be registered in FADS 4310 to enter design competitions in the Spring semesters of the junior and senior years.

Merchandising Specialization. Merchandising offers an innovative and challenging undergraduate program through a multidisciplinary curriculum which combines a creative approach to problem solving with an understanding of business principles. The integration of team building, leadership, career planning strategy, and industry application are emphasized in the merchandising courses. Course work outside the major includes study in technology, marketing, management, accounting, and economics. By focusing on both the role of diverse and global consumers and the complex infrastructure of retailing goods and services, the faculty are committed to maintaining and expanding a partnership between the retail industry and academic program. A well established internship program, retail lecture series, and alumni base afford students the opportunity to interface with a dynamic combination of retail executives and organizations throughout their academic study.

Fashion Design Curriculum.

FIRST YEAR
Fall Spring
HUSC 11001ENGL 13023
ENGL 13013*Mathematics or Logical Reasoning 3
Mathematics or Logical Reasoning 3POLS 13013
ART 13203ART 13253
ART 13243*Humanities or Fine Arts 3
FADS 13033 15
16
SECOND YEAR
Fall Spring
HIST 23003HIST 23013
*Natural Lab. Science4POLS 23023
ART 23203FADS 23023
FADS 23083FADS 23093
FADS 23113FADS 23103
16 15
THIRD YEAR
Fall Spring
Upper Level Elective3ART 1310 or 13113
MER 23403Upper Level Elective3
FADS 33023HUSC 32142
FADS 33033FADS 33053
FADS 33103FADS 33113
15 14
FOURTH YEAR
Fall Spring
*Individual or Group Behavior 3F S 33203
COMS 33083Upper Level Elective3
FADS 43073FADS 41891
FADS 43033FADS 43093
*Natural Science Lab.4FADS 43103
6 13
SUMMER
Session I Session II
FADS 43903FADS 43913

TOTAL--126 hours.

*Refer to General Education Requirements.

Merchandising Curriculum.

FIRST YEAR
Fall Spring
HUSC 11001ENGL 13023
ENGL 13013MATH 13313
MATH 1330 3Individual or Group Behavior 3
POLS 13013*Natural Lab. Science4
MER 13403 13
13
SECOND YEAR
Fall Spring
POLS 23023HIST 23013
HIST 23003*Natural Lab. Science4
ISQS 2340, 21404ACCT 23003
MER 23403MER 23703
ENGL 23093ECO 23053
16 16
THIRD YEAR
Fall Spring
MER 33403MGT 33703
MKT 33503F S 33203
MER 33703Upper Level Elective3
FFP 13703HUSC 32142
COMS 3308 or MGT 3373 3MKT 3352 or 33533
15 14
FOURTH YEAR
Fall Spring
MER 43603MER 43303
MER 43703MER 43893
MKT 43513*Humanities or Fine Arts Elective3
Upper Level Elective3MKT 43593
*Humanities or Fine Arts Elective 3Upper Level Elective3
15 15
SUMMER
Session I Session II
MER 4390 3MER 43913

TOTAL--123 hours.

*Refer to General Education Requirements.

Family Financial Planning Major

Family Financial Planning. Students are prepared for careers in financial planning and counseling in private practice, financial institutions, and governmental and social agencies. The multidisciplinary plan includes courses in finance, accounting, economics, family studies, and communications. Students will develop a background for graduate study in family financial planning and for certification programs as financial planners and financial counselors.

The program is certified by the Board of Standards for Certified Financial Planners, Inc. The marks "CFP" and "Certified Financial Planner" are the most respected professional designations in the financial services industry. The mark "CFP" identifies a person who has met educational standards, passed the CFP Board of Standards examination, satisfied a work experience requirement, and agreed to the CFP Board of Standards Code of Ethics.

Family Financial Planning Curriculum.

FIRST YEAR
Fall Spring
HUSC 11001ENGL 13023
ENGL 13013MATH 13313
MATH 1330 3*Humanities or Fine Arts Elective3
FFP 13703*Natural Lab. Science4
ANTH 13013POLS 23023
POLS 13013 16
16
SECOND YEAR
Fall Spring
ACCT 23003ACCT 23013
HIST 23003*HIST 23013
ECO 23013ECO 23023
FFP 23103ISQS 23453
ENGL 23093FFP 33253
15 15
THIRD YEAR
Fall Spring
FFP 33703FFP 33743
FFP 33753FFP 33783
ACCT 33073*Natural Lab. Science4
F S 33203FIN 33203
HUSC 32143*Humanities or Fine Arts Elective 3
14 16
FOURTH YEAR
Fall Spring
FFP 43773FFP 43753
FIN 43243FFP 43763
ECO 33233FFP 41981
F S Upper Level Elective 3COMS 33083
12COMS 33093
13
SUMMER
FFP 4399 (Last summer only)3

TOTAL120 hours.

*Refer to General Education Requirements.

Interior Design Program

The Bachelor of Interior Design program, accredited by the Foundation for Interior Design Education Research (FIDER), provides a sound curriculum that prepares individuals to qualify as entry-level professional interior designers. The curriculum also may serve as preparation for continued study in graduate schools offering advanced degrees in interior design or related areas.

Students participate in a wide range of design experiences: lectures, studios, seminars, group presentations and discussions, professional critiques, field trips, and field experiences. Practical application of multidisciplinary principles to residential and nonresidential interior environments are emphasized.

Sophomore Portfolio Review. In the fall and spring semesters sophomores submit a portfolio with representative work from specific studio courses. In the event a "conditional" evaluation is received by a student, the portfolio is reviewed a second time by the interior design faculty. A consensus of opinion by the faculty is required for determining recommendations for the student. Prior to being admitted to ID 3384 or 3385, students who receive "conditional" evaluations must have met the recommended conditions identified by the reviewers.

Senior Portfolio Review. During the senior year, and while enrolled in ID 4004, students are required to present a portfolio to be reviewed by a jury of design professionals. This experience provides the student practice in critically evaluating, organizing, and presenting work. Students receiving "conditional" evaluations must meet the recommended conditions stated by the reviewers.

Student Projects Policy. The Department of Merchandising, Environmental Design, and Consumer Economics reserves the right to retain, exhibit, and reproduce design projects submitted by students. Work submitted for grade is the property of the department and remains such until it is returned to the student.

Interior Design Curriculum.

FIRST YEAR
Fall Spring
HUSC 11001ENGL 13023
ENGL 13013PHIL 23103
MATH 1320 3ART 1320 3
ART 1324 3POLS 13013
I D 1380, 13826I D 23803
16 15
SECOND YEAR
Fall Spring
HIST 23003ART 1310 or 13113
I D 23833*Natural Lab. Science4
I D 3381, 33876I D 33853
ART 13253ENGL 23093
15FADS 23113
16
THIRD YEAR
Fall Spring
HIST 23013HUSC 32142
*Natural Lab. Science4ARCH 23523
I D 3382, 3384, 4383 9I D 3190, 3383, 3386, 4380, 10
ARCH 23513ECO 23053
19 18
SUMMER
I D 4307 (Internship)3
FOURTH YEAR
Fall Spring
I D 4331, 44067I D 43853
POLS 23023COMS 33083
MKT 33503I D 40041
Guided Elective3PHOT 24104
F S 33203Guided Elective3
19 14

TOTAL--135 hours.

*Refer to General Education Requirements.

Courses in Family Financial Planning. (FFP)

1370. Introduction to Family Finance (3:3:0). Introduction to management of personal finances including goal setting and achievement, budgeting, credit, insurance, saving, and other family financial activities.

2310. Technological Application in Family Financial Planning (3:3:0). Prerequisite: MATH 1331. Introduction to electronic technology as productivity tools in family planning applications. Hands-on use of spreadsheets, word processing presentations software, and professional planning software.

2370. Family and Consumer Resource Management (3:3:0). Quality of life enhancement through management theory applied to family consumer resources; includes diversity of life styles, career opportunities, and on-site participation in professional settings.

3325. Counseling the Financially Addicted (3:3:0). Methods and procedures to assist individuals and families of different socio-economic environments to resolve dysfunctional financial behaviors including skills essential in counseling clients.

3370. Family Financial Planning (3:3:0). Prerequisites: FFP 1370, 2310, and MATH 1331. Use of calculators and computers to evaluate investments, tax strategies, and insurance products for meeting financial goals.

3374. Family Retirement Planning (3:3:0). Prerequisites: FFP 1370, ACCT 3307. A foundation course involving retirement planning which includes personal and financial aspects of retirement.

3375. Family Risk Management (3:3:0). The study and use of techniques and methods to assist in family risk analysis and loss prevention throughout the family cycle.

3378. Family Estate Planning (3:3:0). Prerequisites: FFP 1370, ACCT 3307. A foundation course involving family estate planning.

4000. Individual Study (V1-6). May be repeated for up to 6 hours credit.

4198. Professional Practices for Family Financial Planning (1:1:0). Prerequisites: Senior standing, FFP 2310, 3370, 3374, 3375, 3378, FIN 4324, ACCT 3307, and a 2.00 GPA. Enrollment precedes FFP 4399. Emphasis on the principles of professional practices focusing on ethics and effective managerial strategies and the relation of total curriculum to professional experience.

4375. Financial Planning in Institutional Setting (3:3:0). Prerequisites: All 3000 level FFP courses with a grade of C or higher. Course focuses on delivering financial planning and counseling services through public and private employer-based systems.

4376. Family Financial Analysis (3:3:0). Prerequisites: All 3000 level FFP courses with a grade of C or higher and FIN 4324. Evaluation, analysis, development and presentation of financial counseling and planning cases in professional settings.

4377. Family Financial Planning and Counseling Seminar (3:3:0). Prerequisites: Senior standing and all 3000 level FFP courses with a grade of C or higher. Analysis of ethical issues involving financial planners and counselors. Impact of public policy and demographic trends are examined.

4399. Internship in Family Financial Planning (3:1:6). Prerequisites: Departmental approval and a grade of C or better in FFP 4198. Supervised intern experiences in established career-related positions. May be repeated for credit. Offered first summer only.

Courses in Interior Design. (ID)

1380. Introduction to Interior Design (3:3:0). A survey of basic principles and concepts including aesthetics and processes relevant to planning residential and nonresidential environments.

1382. Interiors I (3:1:4). Corequisite: I D 1380. Application of design concepts to the interior environment

2380. Interiors II (3:1:4). Prerequisite: ID 1380, 1382, and ART 1324. Introduces skills necessary to design, analyze, and present professional design statements. Course content includes creative problem solving and development of working and construction drawings.

2383. Interiors III (3:1:4). Prerequisite: I D 2380, ART 1320 and 1325 (or concurrent enrollment) or consent of instructor. Graphic media application in rendering and presentation methods. Perceptual development in volumetric organization.

3190. Preprofessional Practices for Interior Design (1:1:0). Prerequisite: Junior standing, successful completion of all lower division course work, and a 2.00 cumulative GPA; enrollment required in spring preceding I D 4307. Emphasis on preparation for interior design internship.

3381. Interior Design Support Systems (3:2:2). Prerequisite: I D 2380 or equivalent. Survey of the human factors relating to the luminous and sonic environments that support health, safety, comfort, human performance.

3382. Period Furnishings I (3:3:0). Introduction to furniture and interior elements through the 17th century. Emphasis on the evolution of forms, relationships to previous periods, and implications for current design applications.

3383. Period Furnishings II (3:3:0). Introduction to furniture and interior elements from 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. The evaluation of forms, relationships to previous periods, and implications for current and future designs are emphasized.

3384. Advanced Design Processes I (3:1:4). Prerequisite: ENGL 2309, ID 3381, and successful completion of sophomore portfolio review. Emphasis on problem formulation, programming, design conceptualization, universal design, building codes, and life safety.

3385. Advanced Design Processes II (3:1:4). Prerequisite: ID 3381 and successful completion of sophomore portfolio review. Emphasis on design development, design presentation, working drawings, specifications and schedules.

3386. Studio Procedures and Professional Practices for Interior Designers (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Junior standing, interior design. Professional opportunities as they relate to individual competencies. Preparation of business documents. Study of studio proceduresethics, business, and legal aspects.

3387. Computer Aided Drafting for Interior Designers I (3:1:4). Prerequisite: I D 2380. Introduction to computer aided design and drafting for the interior designer and other uses of computers in the business practices of interior design.

4000. Individual Study (V1-6). May be repeated for up to 6 hours credit.

4004. Interior Design Seminar (V1-3). Prerequisite: 2.0 GPA and senior standing in interior design. Analysis of professional issues with emphasis on portfolio development and review, career opportunities, job search, and interview strategies.

4307. Internship in Interior Design (3:1:6). Prerequisite: Departmental approval and a grade of C or better in ID 3190, 3381, 3384, 3385, 3386, and 3387. Supervised intern experiences in established career-related positions. May be repeated for credit.

4331. Textiles for Interiors (3:2:2). Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in C&T 2301. Characteristics and composition of contemporary textiles used in nonapparel products.

4380. Contemporary Issues in Interior Design (3:3:0). A survey of current issues in interior design including environmental and energy concerns, laws and codes, accessibility, and other related topics.

4383. Computer Aided Drafting for Interior Designers II (3:1:4). Prerequisite: I D 3387 or consent of instructor. Advanced computer aided design and drafting for the interior designer and other uses of computers in the business practices of interior design.

4384. Advanced Interiors I (3:1:4). Prerequisite: ID 3384 and 3385. Advanced application of the creative design process to residential design with focus on function, spatial development, interior components, and energy efficiency.

4385. Advanced Interiors II (3:1:4). Prerequisite: ID 3384 and 3385. Advanced experiences in residential and nonresidential design that integrate and enrich problem solving skills, techniques of graphic expression, and aesthetic sensibility.

4406. Collaboration Studio (3:1:4). Prerequisite: I D 3384, 3385, and 4380. An interdisciplinary studio for the design profession that addresses the process and skills necessary for collaboration as well as team-developed products.

Courses in Fashion Design. (FADS)

1303. Clothing Construction (3:1:4). Application of basic apparel assembly methods, including the fundamentals of fit and use of home sewing machines and sergers.

2302. Fashion Illustration I (3:1:4). Prerequisite: ART 1320 and 2320. Illustration techniques for the fashion figure and rendering of garment details using various media. Includes color theory applied to fashion drawing and portfolio development.

2306. Multicultural Dress: Images and Appearance (3:3:0). Human appearance as it relates to multiple sociological, ideological, and economic conditions.

2308. Flat Pattern Design I (3:1:4). Prerequisite: ART 1324 and FADS 1303. Application of basic flat pattern techniques to bodices, skirts, sleeves, and bodice-sleeve combinations.

2309. Flat Pattern Design II (3:1:4). Prerequisite: FADS 2308. Application of advanced flat pattern techniques to shirts, dresses, jackets, coats, and pants. Development of industrial blocks.

2310. Fashion Design I (3:1:4). Prerequisite: ART 1320, 1324, and FADS 2308. Application of design principles interpreted through draping techniques. Development of original designs for missy, menswear, childrenswear, and occupational apparel.

2311. Textiles (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Selection, use, and care of textiles in relation to fiber characteristics, yarn and fabric structure.

3302. Fashion Illustration II (3:1:4). Prerequisite: ART 1320, 2320, and FADS 2302. Aesthetic and technical approach to drawing apparel. Use of advanced media and CAD. Development of flats, specs, and portfolio.

3303. Tailoring (3:1:4). Prerequisite: FADS 1303 and 2309. Advanced patternmaking, fit, construction, assembly, and finishing techniques for lined, tailored apparel. Emphasizes jackets, coats, pants, and skirts.

3305. Computer Applications in Apparel Design (3:1:4). Prerequisite: FADS 3302, 2309, 2310. Computer-aided design methods for product development including design, illustration, specification, costing, patternmaking, and plotting. Use of CAD in portfolio development.

3310. Fashion Design II (3:1:4:). Prerequisite: FADS 2309 and 2310. Application of charting principles to knitwear design. Focuses on hand and machine techniques for full-fashion and cut-and-sew knitted apparel.

3311. Textile Testing (3:1:4). Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in FADS 2311. Physical and chemical properties of fibers, fabrication characteristics, and physical testing of fabrics. (Writing Intensive).

4000. Individual Study (V1-6). May be repeated for up to 6 hours credit.

4189. Professional Practices for Fashion Design (3:3:0). Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in FADS 2309, 2310, 3302, 3303, 3305, 3307 (corequisite) and a 2.00 cumulative GPA. Planning, and implementing strategies necessary for securing career positions in fashion design; emphasis on portfolio, and networking. Enrollment must immediately precede FADS 4390.

4303. History and Philosophy of Dress (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Junior standing and a grade of C or higher in ART 1310 or 1311. Apparel throughout the ages as reflected in cultures of the past and as an influence on contemporary design.

4307. Apparel Manufacturing (3:1:4). Prerequisite: FADS 3303, 3305, 3310, and 3311. Mass production strategies including product development, sizing, grading, marking, costing, and manufacturing. Implementation of strategies to development of individual apparel collections.

4309. Surface and Structural Design (3:1:4). Prerequisite: FADS 3302, 3303, and 3311. Exploration of textile dying, printing, and painting. Decorative embellishments through sewing techniques. Manipulation of fabric to create structural texture.

4310. Fashion Design III (3:1:4). Prerequisite: FADS 3302 and 3303. Development of a marketable apparel collection that meets workmanship, cost, and quality criteria for designer merchandise. May be repeated for credit. Students must be registered in this course to enter contests.

4390, 4391. Internship in Fashion Design (3:1:6 each). Prerequisite: A 2.00 cumulative GPA and a grade of C or higher in FADS 3301, 3308, 3309, 4307, and 4389. Applied problems in fashion design emphasizing student participation in business and industry.

Courses in Merchandising. (MER)

1340. Introduction to Merchandising (3:3:0). Basic merchandising principles, concepts, and practices in the operation of retail organizations.

2340. Merchandising II (3:3:0). Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in MER 1340. Fundamental principles related to the merchandising of clothing and textile products; emphasis on domestic markets.

2370. Merchandise Planning and Control I (3:3:0). Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in MER 1340, MATH 1330, 1331, ISQS 2140, 2340. Introduction to numerical terminology, concepts, related calculations, and computer software involved in solving merchandise management problems mathematically.

3340. International Merchandising (3:3:0). Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in MER 2340, ECO 2305 Cultural differences, world markets, and political constraints encountered in merchandising; emphasis on international strategy. (Writing Intensive)

3370. Merchandise Planning and Control II (3:3:0). Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in MER 2340, 2370, ACCT 2300. Advanced application of numerical terminology, concepts, and related calculations involved in solving merchandise management problems mathematically with focus on computer simulations.

4000. Individual Study (V1-6). May be repeated for up to 6 hours credit.

4330. Merchandising Research (3:3:0). Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in MER 3340, 3370, MKT 3350. The role of research in the merchandising process; emphasis on application-oriented techniques and processes for implementation.

4360. Merchandise Management (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Grades of C or higher in MER 2340, 3370, and MGT 3370. Interrelated functions in merchandise management examined through case study. (Writing Intensive)

4370. Merchandise Promotion (3:3:0). Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in MER 2340. Merchandise communication through the interaction and coordination of sales promotion, personal selling, visual merchandising, advertising, special events, and public relations.

4389. Professional Practices in Merchandising (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Senior standing, departmental approval, and a 2.0 cumulative GPA; enrollment precedes MER 4390, 4391. Principles of professional practices focusing on ethics and effective managerial strategies; emphasis on the relationship of total curriculum to profession.

4390, 4391. Internship in Merchandising (3:1:6 each). Prerequisite: Departmental approval, a 2.0 cumulative GPA, and a grade of C or higher in MER 3340, 3370, 4330, 4360, 4370, 4389; MGT 3370; MKT 3350, 3352 or 3353, 4351, 4359. Supervised applications of concepts, principles, and techniques learned in the classroom; emphasis on student participation in business or industry.


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