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Room 404, Manning Hall
In addition to the courses below, the department may offer the following Special Topics courses:
MRCH 4920-29. Special Topics in Merchandising (1-3). Lectures and conferences covering selected areas of current interest. See online class listings for topics. May be repeated; credit applicable to degree is limited.

MRCH 2004 - Tech Skills for Merchandising (3)
(CSED). Students interested in housing, home furnishing, and related areas focus on varied program of technical skills involving 2-point perspective sketches and drafting freehand and with computer. Spring only.

MRCH 2005 - Intro to Apprl/Accessory Merch (3)
(CSED). Introduction to the types of enterprises, activities, operations, interrelationships, and practices in fashion industry; emphasis on merchandising terminology and techniques.

MRCH 2106 - Visual Merchandising (3)
(CSED). Theory and practice in visual merchandising (display); including retail interior planning, window display techniques, display creation, planning promotions, and determining budgets.

MRCH 3104 - Housing and Related Arts (3)
(CSED). Elements and principles of design applied to selection of housing and related home furnishings.

MRCH 3204 - Residential Kitchen Planning (3)
(CSED). (Same as ART 3204). Design aspects of residential kitchens and their relationship to housing; basic kitchen planning principles based on NKBA guidelines, trends in socio-economic, multi-cultural, universal design; selection, use, care of appliances. PREREQUISITE: MRCH 3104, or permission of instructor. Spring only.

MRCH 3206 - Merchandising Systems (3)
(CSED). Analysis of formulas used to plan and control the flow of merchandise through the use of both computer and manual systems. PREREQUISITE: Satisfactory completion of the General Education mathematics requirements. ACCT 2010 is recommended.

MRCH 3215 - Textile Practice/Perspectives (3)
(CSED). Application of research, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills to identify and analyze textile industry trends, historical events and developments, and practices that support the merchandising of textiles and end products to consumers. PREREQUISITE: sophomore status, MRCH 2005, or permission of instructor.

MRCH 3216 - Merchandising Perspectives (3)
(CSED). Application of research, critical thinking, and problem solving skills to identify and analyze merchandising strategies, auxiliary resources, industry leaders and designers, and historical periods of costume. PREREQUISITE: sophomore status and MRCH 2005.

MRCH 3217 - Readings/Merchandising (3)
(Was CSED 4217). In-depth reading or research in area of specialization. PREREQUISITE: junior or senior merchandising students only, and permission of instructor.

MRCH 4204 - Furnishing Prblms/Presentatns (3)
(CSED). Critical thinking and problem solving related to planning, coordinating, and purchasing of home furnishings. Two lecture hours, one lab hour per week. PREREQUISITE: MRCH 3104. Fall only.

MRCH 4205 - Behavioral Sci Aspects Clothng (3)
(CSED). Interdisciplinary study of clothing and appearance; concepts, methodologies, and applications of behavioral science to clothing. PREREQUISITE: Junior standing. Fall only.

MRCH 4300 - Family Resource Management (3)
(CSED). Investigates values, goals, and human and material resources necessary for individuals and families to make informed management decisions throughout the life span. Spring only.

MRCH 4304 - Trends Housing Home Furnishing (3)
(CSED). Major trends and influences on contemporary residential furnishings as these affect home furnishings merchandising. Fall only.

MRCH 4405 - Textiles (3)
(CSED). Selection, use, and care of textiles related to properties of fibers, yarn structures, fabric construction, and finishes Morphology and chemistry of fibers, finishes, dyes, fabric maintenance, and procedure involved in fiber, yarn, and fabric identification. Junior standing required to register for course. PREREQUISITE: junior standing, or permission of instructor.

MRCH 4600 - Senior Seminar (3)
(CSED). Concentrated study of factors influencing the transitional process from career academics to career implementation. PREREQUISITE: Students enrolling in this course must have completed all courses required for the degree including the merchandising concentration, minor, general education, and elective requirements. COREQUISITE: UNIV 4110, 4995. (F, Sp only)

MRCH 4900 - Study Tour/FCS (1-3)
On-the-scene knowledge about specific academic areas of specialization within Consumer Science and Education. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor. Maximum of 6 credit hours for degree program.