Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design
Minor in Merchandising (Minors)
Students on Summer 2024, Fall 2024, or Spring 2025 requirements APMDMIN
Requirements
The minor requires at least 15 credit hours (20 with the Addenda requirements), including the requirements listed below.
 Fundamental Skills.
 Introduction to Merchandising. One (1) course:
 SOADM 109 Apparel Industries
SOADM 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 AMIDR 209, SOADM 109, or SOADM 209.
 Introductory Elective. One (1) course:
 SOADF 203 Materials for Merchandising and Fashion Design
 SOADM 204 Manufacturing and Quality Analysis
SOADF 203 Materials for Merchandising and Fashion Design
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADA 100, SOADM 109, SOADM 209, or AMIDR 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 AMIDF 203 or SOADF 203.
SOADM 204 Manufacturing and Quality Analysis
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADM 109, SOADM 209, AMIDR 100, or AMIDR 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 AMIDR 204 or SOADM 204.
 Principles of Retail Merchandising. One (1) course:
 SOADM 315 Principles of Retail Merchandising
SOADM 315 Principles of Retail Merchandising
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 Grade of C or higher in SOADM 109, SOADM 209, AMIDR 100, or AMIDR 209; and in BUSK 201; and in MATHM 118, MATHM 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 AMIDR 315 or SOADM 315.
 Introduction to Merchandising. One (1) course:
 Advanced Courses. Two (2) courses and six (6) credit hours:
 SOADM 255 Digital Merchandising
 SOADM 308 Brand Management and Advertising
 SOADM 309 Strategies in Retail Promotion
 SOADM 316 Retail Product Management
 SOADM 327 Product Development
 SOADM 350 Omnichannel Innovation
 SOADM 404 International Textiles and Apparel Trade
 SOADM 405 International Fashion Consumers and Retailers
 SOADM 409 Retail Industry Field Seminar
 SOADM 410 Apparel Entrepreneurship
 SOADM 412 Global Sourcing
 SOADM 413 Planning and Analysis
 SOADM 416 Sustainability in Product: Fashion Design, Merchandising, and Retailing
 SOADM 450 Profiling the Apparel Customer
 SOADM 455 Advanced Digital Merchandising
 SOADM 485 Topics in Apparel Merchandising
 SOADX 492 Independent Study in Retail
SOADM 255 Digital Merchandising
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 C or higher in SOADM 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.
SOADM 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 AMIDR 308 or SOADM 308.
SOADM 309 Strategies in Retail Promotion
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADM 109, SOADM 209, AMIDR 100, or AMIDR 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 AMIDR 309 or SOADM 309.
SOADM 316 Retail Product Management
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADM 109, SOADM 209, AMIDR 100, or AMIDR 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 AMIDR 316 or SOADM 316.
SOADM 327 Product Development
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADM 204 or AMIDR 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 AMIDR 327 or SOADM 327.
SOADM 350 Omnichannel Innovation
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Application of HumanCentered 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 AMIDR 350 or SOADM 350.
SOADM 404 International Textiles and Apparel Trade
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADF 203 or AMIDF 203; and ECONB 251, ECONE 201, ECONE 202, ECONE 211, or ECONE 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 AMIDR 404 or SOADM 404.
SOADM 405 International Fashion Consumers and Retailers
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADF 203 or AMIDF 203; and ECONB 251, ECONE 201, ECONE 202, ECONE 211, or ECONE 251; and at least junior standing
 Description
 Explores global and countryspecific factors that impact distribution systems forand consumption offashionrelated 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 AMIDR 405 or SOADM 405.
SOADM 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 AMIDR 409 or SOADM 409.
SOADM 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 AMIDR 410 or SOADM 410.
SOADM 412 Global Sourcing
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADM 109, SOADM 204, SOADM 209, AMIDR 100, AMIDR 204, or AMIDR 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 AMIDR 412 or SOADM 412.
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SOADM 413 Planning and Analysis
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADM 315 or AMIDR 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 AMIDR 413 or SOADM 413.
SOADM 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 AMIDR 416 or SOADM 416.
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SOADM 450 Profiling the Apparel Customer
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 At least junior standing
 Description
 Indepth study of customerdriven thinking supported by the understanding and study of retail research, design, branding, marketing and sales strategies.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDR 450 or SOADM 450.
SOADM 455 Advanced Digital Merchandising
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Explores concepts and advanced decisionmaking practices of digital merchandising from a datadriven perspective through use of quantitative and qualitative digital analysis.
SOADM 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.
SOADX 492 Independent Study in Retail
 Credits
 1–3 credit hours
 Prerequisites
 SOADM 109 or SOADM 209; and 6 additional credit hours in apparel merchandising (SOADM); 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:
 BUSK 201 THE COMPUTER IN BUSINESS
BUSK 201 THE COMPUTER IN BUSINESS
 Credits
 3–3 credit hours
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 None
 Finite Mathematics or Calculus or Equivalent. One (1) course:
 MATHD 117 Introduction to Finite Mathematics II
 MATHJ 113 Introduction to Calculus with Applications
 MATHM 118 Finite Mathematics
 MATHM 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I
 MATHM 211 Calculus I
 MATHM 213
 MATHS 118 Honors Finite Mathematics
 MATHS 211
 MATHV 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))
 MATHV 119 Applied Brief Calculus I (Approved topics: "BRIEF CALCULUS FOR THE LIFE SCIENCES" (TPC 1))
MATHD 117 Introduction to Finite Mathematics II
 Credits
 2
 Prerequisites
 MATHD 116 or consent of the department
 Notes
 MATHD 116 and MATHD 117 is a twocourse sequence
 Description
 Topics for the course are taken from MATHM 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 MATHD 116 and MATHD 117 with a passing grade.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of MATHA 118, MATHM 118, MATHS 118, MATHV 118; or MATHD 116 and MATHD 117.
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MATHJ 113 Introduction to Calculus with Applications
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 MATHJ 112 with a grade of C or higher; or consent of department
 Notes
 For Groups students only. MATHJ 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 MATHJ 113, MATHM 119, MATHV 119, MATHM 211, or MATHS 211.
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MATHM 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 MATHM 014, MATHM 018, or MATHJ 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 MATHA 118, MATHM 118, MATHS 118, MATHV 118; or MATHD 116 and MATHD 117.
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MATHM 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 precalculus as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATHM 025 or MATHM 027
 Description
 Introduction to calculus. Primarily for students from business and the social sciences.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of MATHJ 113, MATHM 119, MATHV 119, MATHM 211, or MATHS 211.
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MATHM 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 precalculus, and trigonometry as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATHM 027
 Description
 Limits, continuity, derivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, applications.
 Repeatability
 A student may receive credit for only one of the following: MATHJ 113, MATHM 119, MATHV 119, MATHM 211, or MATHS 211.
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MATHS 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 MATHM 014, MATHM 018, or MATHJ 111
 Description
 Designed for students of outstanding ability in mathematics. Covers all material of MATHM 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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MATHV 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 MATHM 014, MATHM 018, or MATHJ 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 MATHA 118, MATHM 118, MATHS 118, MATHV 118; or MATHD 116 and MATHD 117.
 Fall 2024CASE NMcourse
MATHV 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 precalculus as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATHM 025 or MATHM 027
 Description
 Introduction to calculus. Variable topic course with emphasis on nonbusiness 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: MATHJ 113, MATHM 119, MATHM 211, MATHS 211, or MATHV 119.
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 Introduction to Business Computing. One (1) course:
 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 IUadministered or IU cosponsored 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
SOADM
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 nonAddenda requirement through an approved exception
 Any course at the 100–499 level with the
Exclusions
The following courses cannot be applied toward minor requirements:
This program of study cannot be combined with the following:
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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.