BUS 170 - Fashion & Retail Merchandising3
Course Description: A survey of consumer goods and the role of producers, wholesalers, and retailers involved in production and distribution. Provides background and information for selling various products, and standards for determining quality. Hard and soft goods lines, such as fashion, interior design, food and other product areas are covered. Emphasis is placed on factors such as design elements, periods of style and cultural influences that affect product design.
Course Student Learning Outcomes:
- Identify fashion trends from past to present.
- Distinguish differences between haute couture and ready-to-wear production.
- Demonstrate cultural, family and societal differences in choices pertaining to clothing.
- Connect the evolution of a garment from conception to consumer.
- Assess retailing as to its development and present distribution.
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