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Top DHE 121 COMPUTER DESIGN FOR APPAREL (3) 
Instruction in drawing, editing, and layout techniques using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Studio.

Top DHE 160 DESIGN PERSPECTIVES (4) 
Overview of how design reflects and shapes social, cultural, and temporal values and contexts across many different areas of design specialization. Areas to be explored include design processes, principles, and problem solving.

Top DHE 161 DESIGN EXPLORATIONS (4) 
Introduction to principles and theories of design through iterative development and making of project work. Topics include basic design terminology, design principles, and materiality. Lec/studio. PREREQS: DHE 160 [C-]

Top DHE 170 INTRODUCTION TO THE TEXTILE AND APPAREL INDUSTRY (4) 
Overview of industry sectors involved in the planning, creation, production, merchandising, distribution, and consumption of textile, apparel, and related products. Overview of various career options within the industry.

Top DHE 180 INTRODUCTION TO SINGLE FAMILY HOUSING (3) 
Critical examination of single family housing. Considers space planning fundamentals. Introduces construction principles and methods. Develops a working knowledge of methods used to communicate architectural ideas.

Top DHE 181 INTRODUCTION TO INTERIOR DESIGN (3) 
Introduction to the interior design profession including space planning fundamentals, design process, color, sustainability, and human-centered design.

Top DHE 182 COMPUTER ASSISTED DESIGN AND DRAFTING (3) 
Instruction in computer assisted design and drafting techniques. PREREQS: Enrollment restricted to pre-interiors, pre-housing, and merchandising management majors.

Top DHE 187 INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN COMMUNICATION (0-3) 
Fundamentals of design communication including drafting, lettering, illustrative sketching, perspective, and orthographic projections. Lec/studio. PREREQS: DHE 180 [C-] and enrollment restricted to pre-interiors, pre-housing, and merchandising management majors.

Top DHE 199 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top DHE 221 COMPUTER AIDED APPAREL DESIGN I (3) 
Introduction to the Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Instruction in drawing, image editing and design layout. PREREQS: DHE 170 [C-] and restricted to professional school students majoring in Merchandising Management (major code 416) and Apparel Design (major code 400).

Top DHE 227 APPAREL DESIGN AND PRODUCTION 1 (4) 
Terminology, construction techniques and processes used to produce apparel. Development of production patterns and specifications with analysis of apparel construction related to equipment, cost, quality, end use and customer needs. PREREQS: Restricted to Apparel Design (major code 400) majors.

Top DHE 233 HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY FASHION (4) 
Examination of fashion change in apparel from 1890 to the present. Recognition of style variations. Influence of socio-cultural factors. PREREQS: DHE 170 [C-] and restricted to professional school students majoring in Merchandising Management and Apparel Design.

Top DHE 240 SURVEY OF DESIGN IN THE NEAR ENVIRONMENT (3) 
Introduction to theories of aesthetics and elements and principles of design as related to the fields of apparel, interiors, housing, and merchandising.

Top DHE 242 INTRODUCTION TO SOFTGOODS MERCHANDSNG (4) 
Overview of merchandising functions within the apparel industry, as well as how these functions interact with industry sectors involved in the planning, creation, production, distribution, and sale of apparel and related products. Wholesale and retail assortment planning. Basic merchandising mathematics. Excel skill development. PREREQS: Restricted to Pre-Business majors.

Top DHE 245 APPLICATIONS OF DESIGN THEORY (5) 
Examines theories of design and aesthetics, application of the elements and principles of design related to apparel, housing, and interior design. Lec/studio. PREREQS: Enrollment restricted to pre-interiors, pre-housing and pre-apparel majors.

Top DHE 262 HUMAN-CENTERED RESEARCH IN DESIGN AND MERCHANDISING (4) 
Application of a qualitative, multi-method approach to gain insight into how the consumer experience can be improved within a given context. PREREQS: DHE 161 [C-] and restricted to professional school students majoring in Apparel Design, Merchandising Management, Graphic Design, and Interior Design.

Top DHE 263 HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN THEORIES AND STRATEGIES (4) 
Overview of perception, semantics, and information design theories and strategies within a human-centered context.

Top DHE 270 APPEARANCE, POWER AND SOCIETY (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Survey of the cultural, sociological, psychological, economic, and aesthetic influences on appearance and power. (Bacc Core Course)

Top DHE 271 INTRODUCTION TO RETAIL BUYING (3) 
Introduction to soft goods retailing with a focus on the role of the retail buyer. Fundamental retailing and merchandising concepts, sustainable and socially responsible decision-making related to retail buying, basic merchandising mathematics, and Excel skill development. Lec/lab.

Top DHE 276 INTRODUCTION TO MERCHANDISING MANAGEMENT (4) 
Overview of merchandising functions within the textile and apparel industry. Fundamental merchandising concepts. Merchandising mathematics related to pricing and re-pricing, the profit and loss statement, and performance evaluation. Excel skill development. Lec/lab. PREREQS: DHE 170 [C-] and restricted to Merchandising Management majors (major code 416).

Top DHE 277 FASHION TREND ANALYSIS (3) 
The fashion trend forecasting process within the soft goods industry; use of information sources and trend analysis in developing and promoting a fashion product. PREREQS: Enrollment restricted to merchandising management, pre-apparel and apparel design majors.

Top DHE 281 DRAWING AND SKETCHING INTERIORS (4) 
Build technical drawing skills, observational and perspective drawing, as well as imagination and creativity. Working knowledge of visual methods for communicating design concepts and describing interior spaces. PREREQS: DHE 280 [D-] and acceptance into the Interior Design Professional Program

Top DHE 283 BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND MATERIALS (3) 
Introduction to the manufacture, characteristics and use of construction materials used in contract and residential construction, including environmentally friendly materials. PREREQS: Enrollment restricted to students who have been admitted into the DHE interior design professional program.

Top DHE 287 STUDIO I: DESIGN COMMUNICATION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Design communication through electronic media: 2D and 3D visualizations and presentations of interior space. Lec/studio. PREREQS: DHE 187 [C-] and enrollment restricted to housing studies and interior design majors.

Top DHE 288 ENVIRONMENTAL BUILDING SYSTEMS (3) 
Lighting, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and acoustical systems in residential and commercial buildings. Includes sustainable building principles. PREREQS: (DHE 283 [C-] and DHE 287 [C-] ) and enrollment restricted to housing studies and interior design majors.

Top DHE 289 STUDIO II: RESIDENTIAL SPACE PLANNING (4) 
Utilization of space planning principles in the design of residences. Includes rendering, perspective drawing, graphic communication techniques, and model building. PREREQS: DHE 287 [C-] and enrollment restricted to housing studies and interior design majors.

Top DHE 299 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top DHE 300 FIELD EXPERIENCE ORIENTATION AND DEVELOPMENT (1-2) 
Exploration of career choices, goals, and field experience opportunities; preparation in planning, obtaining, and completing an internship. Graded P/N. Section 1: Apparel Design. Section 2: Interior Design and Housing Studies. Section 3: Merchandising Management. Section 4: Graphic Design. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 3 credits.

Top DHE 310 FIELD EXPERIENCE (1-12)  Offered in current or future terms
Integration and application of academic preparation in an on-the-job work situation with supervision by personnel at the participating site and university faculty. Application must be made prior to participation. Section 1: Merchandising Management (1-12) Section 2: Interior Design (1-12) Section 3: Apparel Design (1-12) Section 4: Graphic Design (1-12) Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: DHE 300 [D-] and acceptance into a professional program and departmental approval. All sections: DHE 300.

Top DHE 321 ILLUSTRATION, PORTFOLIO, AND DESIGN DEVELOPMENT (3) 
Techniques in technical drawing, fashion illustration, and portfolio development; use of computer-aided design applications in the design of apparel. PREREQS: (DHE 245 [C-] and DHE 277 [C-] ) and enrollment restricted to Apparel Design (major code 400) majors.

Top DHE 326 SEWN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (5) 
Materials, assembly process, quality factors, and costs in the development of sewn textile products; consideration of consumer product expectations and intended end-use. Lec/lab. PREREQS: (DHE 250* [C-] or DHE 255* [C-] ) and enrollment restricted to merchandising management, pre-apparel, and apparel design majors.

Top DHE 327 APPAREL DESIGN AND PRODUCTION 2 (4) 
Terminology, construction techniques and processes used to produce apparel. Development of production patterns and specifications. Development of original apparel designs. PREREQS: DHE 227 [C-] and enrollment restricted to Apparel Design (major code 400) majors.

Top DHE 328 COMPUTER-AIDED PATTERN DEVELOPMENT (3) 
Computer-aided flat pattern, grading and marker techniques using pattern development software. PREREQS: DHE 327 or previous flat pattern experience.

Top DHE 330 FASHION FORECASTING AND MARKET ANALYSIS (4)  WIC Core Course
Forecasting and market analysis processes applied to fashion goods. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: DHE 233 [C-] and WR 121 [C-] and WR 222 [C-] and restricted to professional school students majoring in Merchandising Management (major code 416) and Apparel Design (major code 400).

Top DHE 331 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN HOUSING (3) 
Introduction to housing as a product, environment, service and process. Emphasizes housing issues that have impact upon the well-being of individuals, families and communities.

Top DHE 334 FASHION HISTORY AND SOCIETY (4) 
The influence of society, culture, geography, fashion, and technology on the design and consumption of dress, Late Middle Ages to 1899. PREREQS: DHE 330 [C-] and restricted to professional school students majoring in Merchandising Management (major code 416) and Apparel Design (major code 400).

Top DHE 355 TEXTILE PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION (4) 
Analysis and evaluation of textile materials and final products in relation to end use. Performance properties and serviceability testing, product specifications and industrial standards. Lec/lab. PREREQS: DHE 255 [C-] and restricted to professional school students majoring in Merchandising Management (major code 416) and Apparel Design (major code 400).

Top DHE 360 COLLABORATIVE STUDIO (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Examines a variety of collaborative methodologies and situations. Students will work across disciplines to solve complex collaborative projects. The projects will be both client based and hypothetical. Lec/studio. PREREQS: DHE 262 [C-] and DHE 263 [C-]

Top DHE 366 CROSS CULTURAL ASPECTS OF THE NEAR ENVIRONMENT (4) 
Sociocultural study of the function and design of clothing, housing, interiors, and textiles. Cultural diversity; impact of cross-cultural contact; ethnicity.

Top DHE 370 TEXTILE AND APPAREL MARKET ANALYSIS (4)  WIC Core Course
Organization, operation, and merchandising activities of the domestic textile and apparel industries. Analysis of the marketing process and the product/service mix of textile and apparel manufacturers. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: DHE 277* [C-] and BA 390 is recommended. Enrollment restricted to Merchandising Management, pre-apparel, and Apparel Design majors.

Top DHE 376 RETAIL MERCHANDISE PLANNING AND PRESENTATION (4) 
Organization, operation, and competitive strategies of soft goods retailers. Planning, procurement, and promotion of merchandise assortments and inventory management. PREREQS: DHE 276 [C-] and BA 215 [C-] and restricted to professional school students majoring in Merchandising Management (major code 416).

Top DHE 387 STUDIO III: ADVANCED DESIGN COMMUNICATION (4) 
Development of illustrative sketching, perspective drawing, concept model construction, and presentation materials. PREREQS: DHE 289 [C-] and enrollment restricted to Housing Studies and Interior Design majors.

Top DHE 389 STUDIO IV: KITCHEN AND BATH DESIGN (4) 
Kitchen and bath planning in compliance with building codes and industry standards, with emphasis on resource conservation, safety, and special needs. This course utilizes both CAD and hand drafting. PREREQS: DHE 387 [C-] and enrollment restricted to Housing Studies and Interior Design majors.

Top DHE 399 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top DHE 400 FIELD EXPERIENCE ORIENTATION AND DEVELOPMENT (1) 
Exploration of career choices, goals, and field experience opportunities; preparation in planning, obtaining, and completing an internship. Graded P/N. Section 1: Apparel Design. Section 2: Interior Design and Housing Studies. Section 3: Merchandising Management. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 3 credits.

Top DHE 401 RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top DHE 402 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top DHE 403 THESIS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top DHE 406 PROJECTS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top DHE 415 RENEWABLE MATERIALS IN THE MODERN AGE (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Micro-renewable materials anatomy course taught within an interdisciplinary, hands-on format. Suitable for all majors and backgrounds. Course covers the micro- and macro-anatomy of wood and other common renewable materials like bamboo and cellulose fibers. Utilizes studio-based learning. CROSSLISTED as WSE 415. (Bacc Core Course)

Top DHE 415H RENEWABLE MATERIALS IN THE MODERN AGE (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course Has Extra Fees
Micro-renewable materials anatomy course taught within an interdisciplinary, hands-on format. Suitable for all majors and backgrounds. Course covers the micro- and macro-anatomy of wood and other common renewable materials like bamboo and cellulose fibers. Utilizes studio-based learning. CROSSLISTED as WSE 415H. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top DHE 427 DRAPING (4) 
Garment design based on manipulation of fabric on a body form; emphasis on the interrelationships between fabric, garment design, and the human form. PREREQS: (DHE 321 [C-] and DHE 327 [C-] ) and enrollment restricted to Apparel Design majors (major code 400).

Top DHE 428 APPAREL PRODUCTION PROCESSES (4) 
Production pattern-making, pattern grading, marker making, garment specifications, and cost analysis. Apparel assembly processes; analysis of equipment capabilities and production processes. PREREQS: DHE 327 [C-] and enrollment restricted to apparel design majors.

Top DHE 429 ADVANCED APPAREL DESIGN (4) 
Design processes and research methods used to develop apparel designs. Students will identify design problems and implement appropriate methods to develop apparel products. PREREQS: (DHE 321* [C-] and DHE 327* [C-] and DHE 427* [C-] and DHE 428* [C-] ) and enrollment restricted to Apparel Design majors (major code 400).

Top DHE 432 STUDIO V: ADVANCED HOUSING STUDIO (4) 
Problem-solving and design processes to meet or satisfy actual client needs; projects may range from remodeling to new construction design. Professional portfolio preparation. PREREQS: DHE 389 [C-] and enrollment restricted to Interior Design majors (major code 458).

Top DHE 435 HOUSING POLICY (3) 
Analysis of local, state, and federal housing and community development policies and programs that address the housing issues and needs of individuals, families, and communities.

Top DHE 436 REAL ESTATE FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT (5) 
Examines principles and practices used in the purchase, sale and management of real estate. Considers perspectives of consumers, investors, managers, and lenders.

Top DHE 437 CONSUMER BEHAVIOR AND CULTURE (4) 
Global and cultural consumer behavior, globalization and cross-cultural marketing related to soft goods merchandising and retailing. PREREQS: DHE 334 [C-] and restricted to professional school students majoring in Merchandising Management (major code 416) and Apparel Design (major code 400).

Top DHE 443 STUDIO VI: COMMERCIAL DESIGN (4) 
Commercial design, space planning and specifications for facilities such as retail, hospitality, healthcare, public institutions and offices. PREREQS: DHE 389 [C-] and enrollment restricted to interior design majors.

Top DHE 445 STUDIO VII: ADVANCED COMMERCIAL DESIGN (4) 
Interior design project development with emphasis on design of hospitality environments. Application of knowledge of space planning, building codes, and specifications to projects. Studio work includes concept sketches, schematic drawings, contract documents, sample boards, and models. PREREQS: DHE 443 [C-] and enrollment restricted to Interior Design majors (major code 458).

Top DHE 453 PRODUCT QUALITY ASSURANCE (4) 
Analysis and evaluation of textile materials and final products in relation to end use. Performance properties and serviceability testing, product specifications and industrial standards. Lec/lab. PREREQS: DHE 255 [C-] and DHE 326

Top DHE 461 HISTORY OF THE NEAR ENVIRONMENT I (4) 
History of clothing, furniture, interiors, textiles, and housing and building styles; primarily Euro-American, from the ancient world to the Renaissance. The influence of social and cultural factors upon design of the near environment. Need not be taken in sequence.

Top DHE 462 HISTORY OF THE NEAR ENVIRONMENT II (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
History of clothing, furniture, interiors, textiles, and housing and building styles; primarily Euro-American, from the Renaissance to 1899. The influence of social and cultural factors upon design of the near environment. Need not be taken in sequence. (Bacc Core Course)

Top DHE 463 HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY FASHION (4) 
Historic analysis of fashion change in men's and women's apparel from 1890 to the present. The influence of social and cultural factors upon Euro-American fashion. PREREQS: DHE 461 or DHE 462 is recommended.

Top DHE 464 CONTEMPORARY HISTORY OF INTERIORS AND HOUSING (3) 
History of housing and interior design from the mid-19th century until the present. PREREQS: (DHE 461 [C-] or DHE 462 [C-] )

Top DHE 470 RETAIL MERCHANDISING (4) 
Organization, operation, and competitive strategies of soft goods retailers. Planning, procurement, pricing, and promotion of merchandise assortments and inventory management. PREREQS: DHE 370 [C-]

Top DHE 472 MERCHANDISE PLANNING AND CONTROL (4) 
Quantitative analysis of inventory planning, pricing, and control for the profitable management of soft goods; analysis of management problems using quantitative data and merchandising principles. Lec/rec. PREREQS: DHE 271 [C-] and DHE 470 [C-] and (BA 215 [C-] or BA 215H [C-] ) and enrollment restricted to Apparel Design (major code 400) and Merchandising Management (major code 416) majors.

Top DHE 475 GLOBAL SOURCING OF TEXTILES, APPAREL, AND FOOTWEAR (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Trade theory and the effects of trade policy, cultural values, and economics on the global production, distribution, and consumption of textiles, apparel, and footwear. (Bacc Core Course)

Top DHE 476 LINE PLANNING AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (4) 
Overview of the merchandising function within branded apparel companies and private label retailers. PREREQS: DHE 376 [C-] and restricted to professional school students majoring in Merchandising Management (major code 416).

Top DHE 481 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN HOUSING AND INTERIOR DESIGN (3)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course
Ethical, business, and legal aspects of the design profession. Development of written documents, schedules, specifications, and other materials typical of the profession. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: DHE 389 [C-] and enrollment restricted to Interior Design (major code 458) majors.

Top DHE 488 STUDIO VI: HEALTHCARE DESIGN (4) 
Interior design project development with emphasis on healthcare design, contract documents, and building codes. PREREQS: DHE 394 [C-]

Top DHE 490 STUDY TOUR (1-6) 
Planned study tour with specific professional focus. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval and advanced registration and deposit. Course prerequisites as appropriate to topic.

Top DHE 495 STUDIO VII: SENIOR THESIS II (4) 
Individual design project development of programming document and construction drawings. PREREQS: DHE 494* [C-]

Top DHE 499 SPECIAL TOPICS IN DESIGN AND HUMAN ENVIRONMENT (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top DHE 501 RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top DHE 502 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top DHE 503 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 999 credits.

Top DHE 505 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top DHE 506 PROJECTS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top DHE 507 SEMINAR (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top DHE 508 WORKSHOP (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top DHE 509 PRACTICUM (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top DHE 510 INTERNSHIP (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top DHE 515 RENEWABLE MATERIALS IN THE MODERN AGE (3) 
Micro-renewable materials anatomy course taught within an interdisciplinary, hands-on format. Suitable for all majors and backgrounds. Course covers the micro- and macro-anatomy of wood and other common renewable materials like bamboo and cellulose fibers. Utilizes studio-based learning. CROSSLISTED as WSE 515.

Top DHE 527 DRAPING (4) 
Garment design based on manipulation of fabric on a body form; emphasis on the interrelationships between fabric, garment design, and the human form. PREREQS: DHE 321 and DHE 327

Top DHE 528 APPAREL PRODUCTION PROCESSES (4) 
Production pattern-making, pattern grading, marker making, garment specifications, and cost analysis. Apparel assembly processes; analysis of equipment capabilities and production processes. PREREQS: DHE 327

Top DHE 529 ADVANCED APPAREL DESIGN (4) 
Design processes and research methods used to develop apparel designs. Students will identify design problems and implement appropriate methods to develop apparel products. Lec/studio. PREREQS: DHE 327 and DHE 427 and DHE 428 are recommended and may be taken concurrently.

Top DHE 553 PRODUCT QUALITY ASSURANCE (4) 
Analysis and evaluation of textile materials and final products in relation to end use. Performance properties and serviceability testing, product specifications and industrial standards. Lec/lab. PREREQS: DHE 255 and DHE 326

Top DHE 555 FUNCTIONAL TEXTILES (3) 
Development of functional textiles, functional textiles principles, production, evolution, and performance. Applications of functional textiles in areas such as sports and recreation, medical, protective gear, transportation, etc.

Top DHE 561 HISTORY OF THE NEAR ENVIRONMENT I (4) 
History of clothing, furniture, interiors, textiles, and housing and building styles; primarily Euro-American, from the ancient world to the Renaissance. The influence of social and cultural factors upon design of the near environment. Need not be taken in sequence.

Top DHE 562 HISTORY OF THE NEAR ENVIRONMENT II (4) 
History of clothing, furniture, interiors, textiles, and housing and building styles; primarily Euro-American, from the Renaissance to 1899. The influence of social and cultural factors upon design of the near environment. Need not be taken in sequence.

Top DHE 563 HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY FASHION (4) 
Historic analysis of fashion change in men's and women's apparel from 1890 to the present. The influence of social and cultural factors upon Euro-American fashion.

Top DHE 564 CONTEMPORARY HISTORY OF INTERIORS AND HOUSING (3) 
History of housing and interior design from the mid-19th century until the present.

Top DHE 566 RESEARCH IN THE CROSS CULTURAL ASPECTS OF THE NEAR ENVIRONMENT (3) 
Examines the research methods used to study the cultural aspects of the near environment. Case studies concerning cultural variation in the design and use of fabric, clothing and adornment, housing.

Top DHE 570 RETAIL MERCHANDISING (4) 
Organization, operation, and competitive strategies of soft goods retailers. Planning, procurement, pricing, and promotion of merchandise assortments and inventory management.

Top DHE 572 MERCHANDISE PLANNING AND CONTROL (4) 
Quantitative analysis of inventory planning, pricing, and control for the profitable management of soft goods; analysis of management problems using quantitative data and merchandising principles. PREREQS: DHE 570* [C] and BA 215

Top DHE 575 GLOBAL PRODUCTION AND TRADE IN TEXTILES AND APPAREL (4) 
Trade theory and the effects of trade policy, cultural values, and economics on the global production, distribution, and consumption of textile products.

Top DHE 577 FASHION THEORY (4) 
Examination of historical, sociological, psychological, marketing, and economic concepts, theories, and research that contribute to current understanding of the fashion process.

Top DHE 582 AESTHETIC AND PERCEPTUAL THEORIES OF THE NEAR ENVIRONMENT (2) 
Aesthetic aspects from the philosophical and theoretical bases formulated in art, art history, and psychology as applied to the near environment.

Top DHE 585 HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE NEAR ENVIRONMENT (3) 
Application of concepts and theories from cultural anthropology, sociology, psychology, and social psychology to the study of clothing and interiors. The significance of the near environment in the dynamics of social interaction.

Top DHE 587 TRENDS AND ISSUES IN MERCHANDISING (3) 
Theoretical approach to the study of merchandising policies and practices. Management issues related to strategic planning, competitive positioning, and operational problems of textile and apparel businesses. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits.

Top DHE 594 RESEARCH METHODS IN DESIGN AND HUMAN ENVIRONMENT (3) 
Introduction to theory and research design in Design and Human Environment. Includes sampling, measurement, data collection (both qualitative and quantitative) and data analysis.

Top DHE 599 SPECIAL TOPICS IN DESIGN AND HUMAN ENVIRONMENT (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top DHE 601 RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top DHE 602 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top DHE 603 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 999 credits.

Top DHE 605 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top DHE 606 PROJECTS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top DHE 607 SEMINAR (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top DHE 608 WORKSHOP (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top DHE 609 PRACTICUM (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top DHE 610 INTERNSHIP/WORK EXPERIENCE (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top DHE 665 HISTORIC/CULTURAL THEORIES AND METHODS OF THE NEAR ENVIRONMENT (3) 
Critical analysis of historical and cultural paradigms, theories, and research methods.

Top DHE 685 ADVANCED TOPICS IN HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE NEAR ENVIRONMENT (3) 
Critical evaluation of the current literature on human behavior as it relates to aspects of the near environment (clothing, interiors, housing). Latest theoretical developments and research methods. Content varies with each offering. PREREQS: DHE 585 or equivalent with a minimum grade of at least C-

Top DHE 690 THEORY DEVELOPMENT (3) 
Critical analysis of scientific explanation, research, theory, and paradigms. Focus on theory development, particularly within the area of the near environment.



 
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