Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design

# Minor in Apparel Merchandising (Minors)

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 requirements APMDMIN

The Minor in Apparel Merchandising provides students with a broad, introductory exposure to topics foundational to apparel merchandising (including an overview of the apparel industry and retail merchandising), as well as the opportunity either to study additional topics in an exploratory way, or to gain more focused experience with a specific topic area of their choice.

## Requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours (20 with the Addenda requirements), including the requirements listed below.

**Fundamental Skills.****Introduction to Apparel Merchandising.**One (1) course:- SOAD-M 109 Apparel Industries

# SOAD-M 109 Apparel Industries

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- Introduction to the retail cycle related to the interdisciplinary study of and research in apparel and textiles. Examines social and economic theories underlying the fashion business, retail merchandising principles, consumer behavior, and contemporary retail issues.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of AMID-R 209, SOAD-M 109, or SOAD-M 209.

**Introductory Elective.**One (1) course:- SOAD-F 203 Materials for Merchandising and Fashion Design
- SOAD-M 204 Manufacturing and Quality Analysis

# SOAD-F 203 Materials for Merchandising and Fashion Design

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-A 100, SOAD-M 109, SOAD-M 209, or AMID-R 100 with a grade of C- or higher
- Notes
- Lecture plus laboratory. Course fee required
- Description
- Textile fibers, yarns, fabrication, and finishes, textile processing and properties; selection and care of textiles for human use.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of AMID-F 203 or SOAD-F 203.

# SOAD-M 204 Manufacturing and Quality Analysis

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-M 109, SOAD-M 209, AMID-R 100, or AMID-R 209 with a grade of C- or higher
- Description
- Focuses on the manufacturing and product development stage of the retail cycle. This stage comprises apparel merchandising history, technology, textiles, performance, value, and quality analysis.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of AMID-R 204 or SOAD-M 204.

**Principles of Retail Merchandising.**One (1) course:- SOAD-M 315 Principles of Retail Merchandising

# SOAD-M 315 Principles of Retail Merchandising

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- Grade of C- or higher in SOAD-M 109, SOAD-M 209, AMID-R 100, or AMID-R 209; and in BUS-K 201; and in MATH-M 118, MATH-M 119, or equivalent; and at least sophomore standing
- Description
- An examination of the contemporary retail environment as it relates to principles, such as the profit and loss analysis, retail math, markups, markdowns, and turnover. Comprehensive analysis and strategy development using retail merchandising principles are emphasized.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of AMID-R 315 or SOAD-M 315.

**Advanced Courses.**Two (2) courses and six (6) credit hours:- SOAD-M 255 Digital Merchandising
- SOAD-M 308 Brand Management and Advertising
- SOAD-M 309 Strategies in Retail Promotion
- SOAD-M 316 Retail Product Management
- SOAD-M 327 Product Development
- SOAD-M 350 Omnichannel Innovation
- SOAD-M 404 International Textiles and Apparel Trade
- SOAD-M 405 International Fashion Consumers and Retailers
- SOAD-M 409 Retail Industry Field Seminar
- SOAD-M 410 Apparel Entrepreneurship
- SOAD-M 412 Global Sourcing
- SOAD-M 413 Planning and Analysis
- SOAD-M 416 Sustainability in Product: Fashion Design, Merchandising, and Retailing
- SOAD-M 450 Profiling the Apparel Customer
- SOAD-M 455 Advanced Digital Merchandising
- SOAD-M 485 Topics in Apparel Merchandising
- SOAD-X 492 Independent Study in Retail

# SOAD-M 255 Digital Merchandising

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- C- or higher in SOAD-M 109
- Description
- Exploration and analysis of both customer behavior and business strategies in digital merchandising. Application of fundamental digital principles to the development of innovative digital merchandising strategies.

# SOAD-M 308 Brand Management and Advertising

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- At least junior standing
- Description
- Strategic marketing communication centered on building and maintaining brand equity, encompassing all stages of the retail cycle.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of AMID-R 308 or SOAD-M 308.

# SOAD-M 309 Strategies in Retail Promotion

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-M 109, SOAD-M 209, AMID-R 100, or AMID-R 209; and at least sophomore standing
- Description
- Application of design elements and principles to commercial display and development of creative visual merchandising techniques; various media explored.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of AMID-R 309 or SOAD-M 309.

# SOAD-M 316 Retail Product Management

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-M 109, SOAD-M 209, AMID-R 100, or AMID-R 209; and at least sophomore standing
- Description
- Design thinking will be used to study strategic product management in the current retail environment. Function and practices in product distribution, merchandising and retail selling to the end use consumer segments of the retail cycle will be examined as they relate to contemporary retail store management and operations.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of AMID-R 316 or SOAD-M 316.

# SOAD-M 327 Product Development

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-M 204 or AMID-R 204; and at least junior standing; or consent of department
- Description
- Functions and practices of product development; understanding and defining the customer; researching fashion trends from color and fabric to silhouette; identifying how and when to apply trends to targeted customers; practical application of executing concepts into finished products.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of AMID-R 327 or SOAD-M 327.

# SOAD-M 350 Omnichannel Innovation

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- Application of Human-Centered Design (HCD, aka. design thinking) in omnichannel merchandising to develop innovative omnichannel solutions and improve consumer/human experience.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of AMID-R 350 or SOAD-M 350.

# SOAD-M 404 International Textiles and Apparel Trade

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-F 203 or AMID-F 203; and ECON-B 251, ECON-E 201, ECON-E 202, ECON-E 211, or ECON-E 251; and at least junior standing
- Description
- Examines international factors affecting the United States textile, apparel, and retail industries, including comparative analysis of the economic, political, and social implications of globalization.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of AMID-R 404 or SOAD-M 404.

# SOAD-M 405 International Fashion Consumers and Retailers

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-F 203 or AMID-F 203; and ECON-B 251, ECON-E 201, ECON-E 202, ECON-E 211, or ECON-E 251; and at least junior standing
- Description
- Explores global and country-specific factors that impact distribution systems for--and consumption of--fashion-related products. Promotes an understanding of consumers of fashion products within a global context and motivations for pursuing a global marketing and retailing strategy.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of AMID-R 405 or SOAD-M 405.

# SOAD-M 409 Retail Industry Field Seminar

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- Consent of instructor
- Description
- Study tour designed as an overview of the retail, apparel, and textile industry, taught through a series of seminars conducted by business professionals outside the Bloomington community.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of AMID-R 409 or SOAD-M 409.

# SOAD-M 410 Apparel Entrepreneurship

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- At least junior standing
- Description
- Explores the entrepreneurial concept through the use of the entire retail cycle related to the vision of developing a business plan and ultimately opening a retail business selling unit.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of AMID-R 410 or SOAD-M 410.

# SOAD-M 412 Global Sourcing

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-M 109, SOAD-M 204, SOAD-M 209, AMID-R 100, AMID-R 204, or AMID-R 209; and at least junior standing
- Description
- Issues and strategies of global sourcing in the apparel industry: natural resources, labor issues, factory profiles, quota and duty issues of key sourcing centers.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of AMID-R 412 or SOAD-M 412.

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# SOAD-M 413 Planning and Analysis

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-M 315 or AMID-R 315 with a grade of C- or higher
- Description
- Essentials of merchandise buying and planning: consumer trends, market resources and trade practices, seasonal plans, assortment planning and analytic tools for inventory evaluations.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of AMID-R 413 or SOAD-M 413.

# SOAD-M 416 Sustainability in Product: Fashion Design, Merchandising, and Retailing

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- Senior standing
- Description
- Examination of sustainability concepts as applied to decision making throughout the process of product design, development, retailing, use, and disposal.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of AMID-R 416 or SOAD-M 416.

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# SOAD-M 450 Profiling the Apparel Customer

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- At least junior standing
- Description
- In-depth study of customer-driven thinking supported by the understanding and study of retail research, design, branding, marketing and sales strategies.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of AMID-R 450 or SOAD-M 450.

# SOAD-M 455 Advanced Digital Merchandising

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- Explores concepts and advanced decision-making practices of digital merchandising from a data-driven perspective through use of quantitative and qualitative digital analysis.

# SOAD-M 485 Topics in Apparel Merchandising

- Credits
- 1–3 credit hours
- Prerequisites
- At least junior standing; major or minor in Apparel Merchandising or Merchandising; or consent of instructor
- Description
- Advanced selected topics in an area of merchandising. Topics vary.
- Repeatability
- May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

# SOAD-X 492 Independent Study in Retail

- Credits
- 1–3 credit hours
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-M 109 or SOAD-M 209; and 6 additional credit hours in apparel merchandising (SOAD-M); and consent of instructor
- Description
- Independent coursework or project under supervision on problems of special interest.
- Repeatability
- May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

**Addenda Requirements*.****Introduction to Business Computing.**One (1) course:- BUS-K 201 THE COMPUTER IN BUSINESS

# BUS-K 201 THE COMPUTER IN BUSINESS

- Credits
- 3–3 credit hours
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- None

**Finite Mathematics or Calculus or Equivalent.**One (1) course:- MATH-D 117 Introduction to Finite Mathematics II
- MATH-J 113 Introduction to Calculus with Applications
- MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics
- MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I
- MATH-M 211 Calculus I
- MATH-M 213
- MATH-S 118 Honors Finite Mathematics
- MATH-S 211
- MATH-V 118 Finite Mathematics with Applications (Approved topics: "FINITE & CONSUMER MATHEMATICS" (TPC 2); "FINITE MATH FOR SOCIAL & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES" (TPC 1); "FINITE MATH IN ACTION" (TPC 3))
- MATH-V 119 Applied Brief Calculus I (Approved topics: "BRIEF CALCULUS FOR THE LIFE SCIENCES" (TPC 1))

# MATH-D 117 Introduction to Finite Mathematics II

- Credits
- 2
- Prerequisites
- MATH-D 116 or consent of the department
- Notes
- MATH-D 116 and MATH-D 117 is a two-course sequence
- Description
- Topics for the course are taken from MATH-M 118. Credit for the College of Arts and Sciences Foundations requirement in Mathematical Modeling or the College's N&M Breadth of Inquiry requirement will be given only upon completion of both MATH-D 116 and MATH-D 117 with a passing grade.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of MATH-A 118, MATH-M 118, MATH-S 118, MATH-V 118; or MATH-D 116 and MATH-D 117.

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# MATH-J 113 Introduction to Calculus with Applications

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- MATH-J 112 with a grade of C- or higher; or consent of department
- Notes
- For Groups students only. MATH-J 113 can count toward the College of Arts and Sciences Foundations requirement in mathematical modeling and the College of Arts and Sciences natural and mathematical sciences Breadth of Inquiry requirement for Groups studentsï»¿
- Description
- A survey of calculus.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of MATH-J 113, MATH-M 119, MATH-V 119, MATH-M 211, or MATH-S 211.

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# MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Notes
- R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATH-M 014, MATH-M 018, or MATH-J 111
- Description
- Sets, counting, basic probability, including random variables and expected values. Linear systems, matrices, linear programming, and applications.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of MATH-A 118, MATH-M 118, MATH-S 118, MATH-V 118; or MATH-D 116 and MATH-D 117.

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# MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Notes
- R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry, and pre-calculus as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATH-M 025 or MATH-M 027
- Description
- Introduction to calculus. Primarily for students from business and the social sciences.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of MATH-J 113, MATH-M 119, MATH-V 119, MATH-M 211, or MATH-S 211.

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# MATH-M 211 Calculus I

- Credits
- 4
- Prerequisites
- None
- Notes
- R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry, and pre-calculus, and trigonometry as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATH-M 027
- Description
- Limits, continuity, derivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, applications.
- Repeatability
- A student may receive credit for only one of the following: MATH-J 113, MATH-M 119, MATH-V 119, MATH-M 211, or MATH-S 211.

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# MATH-S 118 Honors Finite Mathematics

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- Hutton Honors College membership
- Notes
- R: To be successful students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATH-M 014, MATH-M 018, or MATH-J 111
- Description
- Designed for students of outstanding ability in mathematics. Covers all material of MATH-M 118 and additional topics from statistics and game theory. Computers may be used in this course, but no previous experience is assumed.

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# MATH-V 118 Finite Mathematics with Applications

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Notes
- R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATH-M 014, MATH-M 018, or MATH-J 111
- Description
- Sets, counting, basic probability, linear modelling, and other discrete topics. Applications to various areas depending on topic. Possibilities include social and biological sciences and consumer mathematics.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of MATH-A 118, MATH-M 118, MATH-S 118, MATH-V 118; or MATH-D 116 and MATH-D 117.

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# MATH-V 119 Applied Brief Calculus I

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Notes
- R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry, and pre-calculus as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATH-M 025 or MATH-M 027
- Description
- Introduction to calculus. Variable topic course with emphasis on non-business topics and applications. The topic(s) will be listed in the Schedule of Classes each semester.
- Repeatability
- A student may receive credit for only one of the following: MATH-J 113, MATH-M 119, MATH-M 211, MATH-S 211, or MATH-V 119.

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**Minor GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.****Minor GPA.**A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.**Minor Minimum Grade.**Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.**Minor Upper Division Credit Hours.**At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.**Minor Residency.**At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.

Notes

##### Minor Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

- Any course at the 100–499 level with the
`SOAD-M`

subject area prefix—as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent - Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken—as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent—except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
- Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

##### Exclusions

The following courses cannot be applied toward minor requirements:

- No common exclusions

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

- [Name unavailable] (APMDBS1)

Exceptions to and substitutions for minor requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.