Course Policies

Overview of the Course

A. Course Description:

An on-site study of the regional fashion marketing center for Fashion Management students.  Course examines the design, production, distribution, and retailing of fashion goods from high fashion to mass markets.  Course includes a six day field study in Paris.  Prerequisite: 2.25 G.P.A., 12 hours of Fashion Management courses, includes FMGT1305 or FMER2381

Course Rationale:
Students need first hand exposure to the design, production and distribution of fashion products.  These experiences are not readily available at the local level but are well represented in Paris, the recognized fashion capital of the world.  Exposure will give students a greater understanding of the industry as a whole and provide students with a broader assortment of career opportunities as well as a deeper appreciation for global cultural influences.

B.  Course Objectives:

  • To gain an awareness and appreciation of the vastness of the European fashion market.
  • To contrast an international, national and regional markets.
  • To examine the role and responsibilities of the designer. 
  • To observe processes in the development and production of fashion goods.
  • To examine marketing techniques used in Europe and compare and contrast to domestic techniques.
  • To identify trends in design and fashion production, wholesaling, and retail marketing.
  • To explore career alternatives in the fields of design and fashion, including the qualifications, responsibilities, rewards, and trends.
  • To gain a better understanding of European Culture and art and its influence on fashion.

List of Topics

  • French fashion and retailers
  • Language
  • Culture
  • Travel to and within the country
  • Packing
  • Museums
  • Money, phones, electricity, etc.

C.  Course Requirements/Learning Outcomes:

To Learn and Demonstrate

  • An understanding of travel and packing
  • A basic understanding of French for tourists
  • An ability to interact respectably with the French
  • A basic understanding of major French designers, retailers, museums, and cultural sites

Assessment Methods:

The course requirements will be assessed by:
Projects, assignments, classroom activities, and continuous interaction with the students.

Disability Accommodations:

The University of the Incarnate Word is committed to providing a supportive, challenging, diverse and integrated environment for all students. In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act – Subpart E and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the University ensures accessibility to its programs, services and activities for qualified students with documented disabilities. 

For more information, contact the Student Disability Services:
Location: Administration Building, Suite 105
Phone: (210) 829-3997
Fax: (210) 829-6078


In the spirit of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and the mission of this University, the fashion department has accepted as its charger for the 2006-2007 academic year, the pursuit of the value of respect; personal, departmental and universal.
We intend to implement this value by
-Treating each other with courtesy
-Attempting to recognize the divine in each one of us
-Recognizing the dignity of each individual

The Incarnate Word of God teaches us to treat ourselves, our peers, our superiors, and our community with thoughtful consideration.  Thoughtfulness in our words and actions can do much to create a positive and successful learning environment.

Students are to respect the rights of others by treating faculty and classmates with respect.  They are to respect the property of others and to use departmental supplies and equipment carefully.

In addition, please

  • No food or drink in the sewing or computer labs
  • No portable music devices during class without the expressed consent of the teacher
  • No sleeping in class
  • Students should refrain from any unnecessary disruptive talking during class (faculty encourage an open environment in which everyone has the right to express their own opinions and ideas).  However, everyone should be able to do so without having to talk over any of their peers in order to be heard
  • Turn off cell phones, pagers, PDA phones in classrooms
  • No portable video game systems during class
  • No laptops unless they are part of the on-going lesson
  • No working on unrelated topics in class
  • No walking in front of the teacher while they are teaching
  • Only students enrolled in the class may be in the classroom during class
  • No late work
  • Departmental supplies are for in-class work

My additional policy:

    • No leaving the classroom during lecture except in the case of emergency.  It is just considered impolite to walk out while someone is lecturing or presenting, plus you are likely to miss vital information.

The highest standards of academic honesty are expected in the course.  Forms of academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to cheating, plagiarism, counterfeit work, falsification of academic records, unauthorized reuse of work, theft, collusion.  See the student handbook for definitions and procedures for investigations of claims of academic dishonesty.

Forms of Academic Dishonesty (including but not limited to):

  • Cheating on tests, examinations or other class or laboratory work
  • Involvement in plagiarism (appropriation of another’s work and the unacknowledged incorporation of that work in one’s own written work offered for credit)
  • Counterfeit work, including turning in as one’s own, work which was created, researched or produced by someone else
  • Falsification of Academic Records- knowingly and improperly changing grades on transcripts, grade sheets, electronic data sheets, class reports, projects, or other academically related documents
  • Unauthorized reuse of work- turning in of the same work to more than one class without the consent of the instructors involved
  • Theft- unauthorized use or circulation of tests or answer sheets specifically prepared for a given course and as yet not used or publicly released by the instructor of the course, or theft of completed tests
  • Collusion- involvement in collusion (unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing course work)
  • Facilitating Academic Dishonesty – intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another to violate a provision of the code of academic integrity


Back 4392