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Blended Courses

Below is a list of the Blended Learning courses FIT offers. Please note that not all of these courses are offered every semester. For a list of courses offered by semester, please download the Registrar's catalogs (these catalogs contain all credit-bearing courses, so look for sections that begin with BL).

Click here for a list of Blended courses that meet SUNY Gen-Ed requirements.

Registration for blended learning courses is the same as for online and on-campus courses. For registration dates and instructions click here. Please note that Blended Learning courses are not offered during the Winter or Summer semesters.


AM 541 Writing about Art
3 credits
A practicum in art writing in which students read a variety of art texts and apply the lessons learned from them to their own writing. Emphasis is placed early in the semester on developing observational skills, and then using them to write about art. As the semester progresses, some of the strategies, methodologies, and critical models employed by historical and contemporary art writers are investigated. Students will analyze the positions taken in different forms of art writing -- from the promotional catalogue essayist or auction-house writer to the critical stance of the reviewer -- and develop their own writing skills in a series of exercises, which will be turned in as a final portfolio at the end of the semester.

EN 121 English Composition
3 credits
Prerequisite: college-level English proficiency as demonstrated by placement test or completion of appropriate ES course(s)
This course encourages students' confidence, writing fluency, and the development of a competent writing self by focusing on the writing process. A number of forms are employed, including brainstorming, free writing, journal writing, reading response journals, and formal essay writing. Classes are conducted as workshops, and both peers and instructor offer constructive feedback. (G1: Basic Communication)

EN 236 Major Writers of the Western World
3 credits
Pre-requisite: EN 121 or equivalent
Studies major themes in the cultural heritage of the Western world from Greek tragedy to the modern novel. Readings are from such representative writers as Plato, Sophocles, Euripides, Dante, Shakespeare, Austen, Flaubert, Tolstoy, Ibsen, Chekhov, Mann, and Sartre. (G7: Humanities)

EN 242 Public Speaking
3 Credits
Prerequisite: EN 121 or equivalent
Covers all major aspects of speech preparation, such as formulating purpose statements, analyzing and adapting to audiences, organizing and outlining ideas, assessing evidence and reasoning, and using language effectively. The study of various areas of speech presentation--such as vocal and nonverbal communication, and use of appropriate visuals--complement preparation. Students give a variety of informative and persuasive presentations, which are videotaped and analyzed by the students and the instructor.

EN 321 Strategies of Business Communication
3 Credits
Prerequisites: EN 121 or equivalent, and any additional EN course
Students analyze business situations to write effective correspondence, job search materials, reports, and presentations. They also learn various strategies to elicit appropriate responses for specific audiences. Students are guided in techniques of business research and documentation and develop strategies for using available technology.

ES 023 English as a Second Language Workshop
0 Credits
Co-requisite: ES 123
With intensified instruction in reading and writing, students apply and practice the English skills taught in the co-requisite ES 123. Sessions consist of small-group and individual work.

ES 123 English as a Second Language
2 Credits
Co-requisite: ES 023
For students who need to improve their skills in English as a second language. Instruction is given in reading and writing English, with some practice in listening and speaking. More than one semester of ES 023/123 may be needed. Additional instruction (ES 024, ES 025, ES 027, ES 028) may be required after ES 023/123.

ES 033 College English Preparation Workshop
0 credits
Co-requisite: ES 133
A writing-intensive course in which students expand upon the skills taught in the co-requisite ES 133. Sessions consist of small-group and individual work.

ES 133 College English Preparation
2 credits
Co-requisite: ES 033
A writing-intensive course focusing on the stages of the writing process and on strategies to enhance reading comprehension and study skills. Topics include grammar, paragraph structure, and essay development. Students must register simultaneously in the corresponding section of ES 033. Additional instruction (ES 034) may be required.

FF 221 Fashion Past and Present
2 credits
Prerequisite: FF 112 or FF 113
Slide lectures concentrating on Western fashion cover the ancient eras to the 20th century, emphasizing silhouettes, fabrics, garment details, construction, and accessories. Design projects for a variety of current markets are created with historic inspiration from the periods and cultures explored in the slide lectures, utilizing research from the library, museum, internet, and other sources.

FM 213 Introduction to Direct Marketing
3 Credits
Prerequisite(s): AC 111 and FM 114
Presents a comprehensive overview of the direct marketing industry, including its various components and career opportunities. Through the use of case studies and/or assignments, students learn strategic planning: how to choose and merchandise a product, pinpoint a target audience, develop marketing tests, and analyze results. Students are also introduced to the various electronic vehicles currently used in this ever-changing industry.

FM 262 Contemporary Retail Management

FM 321 Workshop in Apparel Merchandising
3 credits
Prerequisites: FM 114, FM 118, FM 122, and FM 244
Hands-on workshops simulate the activities of a fashion merchandiser in overseeing the research, development, and presentation of a line for an apparel manufacturer. Emphasizes handling key accounts and the merchandiser's relationship with design, production, and sales staff.

FM 324 Business of Licensing

FM 422 Merchandising Strategies
3 credits
Prerequisites: FM 325 and (MA 311, or MA 321, or MA 331)
This is the "capstone" course for B.S. degree students, which integrates the skills and knowledge acquired in previous FM and related courses. Working in teams, students research financial, merchandising and competitive data and combine with information provided by executives from various retail organizations. Students articulate merchandising strategies in a final presentation.

FM 423 Fashion Planning & Allocation
3 credits
Prerequisites: FM 322
Students assume the role of fashion merchandise planner/allocator for a multi-unit chain store. Using computer technology, they extract data from the system, analyze data for future planning and allocation, and manage inventory levels, sales, and turns. *Class meets in person for two hours each week, and online (asynchronously) for the remaining two hours each week.

GD 232 Survey of Graphic Design
3 credits
Traces the development of modern graphic design. Significant stylistic trends and influences are analyzed and compared. The processes used by major designers to realize design solutions are examined. The people, processes, and products involved in the development of modern graphic design are explored.

GF 583 Culture and International Business
3 credits
Explores the relationship of international business practices to various national cultures. Applies concepts borrowed from cultural anthropology and sociology to specific problems and situations encountered in international business. Using case studies, team projects, and simulation exercises, to highlight common dilemmas encountered in marketing, negotiations, human resources, business communications, organizational structure and management.

HA 112 History of Western Art and Civilization: Renaissance to the Modern Era
3 credits
Presents the history of Western art and civilization from the early Renaissance to the modern era. Illustrated lectures explore painting, sculpture, and architecture in relation to pertinent religious, political, economic, and social conditions. (G5: Western Civilization; G7: Humanities)

HA 231 Modern Art
3 credits
Prerequisite: HA 112
Presents the history of Western art from the 19th century through the mid-20th century in the context of cultural history. (G7: Humanities)

HP 231 America at Home: Product Styles from 1900 to Contemporary
3 credits
Introduces the elements of design, color, and theory in the decorative arts that comprise the home products industry. Emphasis is on the contemporary approach to product development and design. Students explore the influence of historical, cultural, and social perspectives on products for the home. (G6: Arts)

ID 255 AutoCad II*
1.5 credits
Prerequisites: ID 253
Presents CAD drafting, dimensioning, and detailing in order to create two-dimensional drawings for architecture, interior design, and construction. Methods for creating and using different line types and text styles are demonstrated. An introduction to three-dimensional modeling is included.
*Class meets in person for the first eight weeks of the course, and online (asynchronously) for the last seven weeks.

IN 312 International Trade
3 Credits
Introduces international trade as it is practiced today. Students learn how various industries have developed different international trade patterns and how the internet is rapidly changing this field. Focus is placed on international trade as an industry, professional opportunities, project management, intercultural skills, and technical trends in logistics and online research

IN 423 Global Marketing of Luxury Brands

MA 142 Geometry and the Art of Design
3 credits
Prerequisite: arithmetic proficiency
A contemporary primer of geometric topics that expand the concepts of shape and space, this course presents some of the established and emerging ways geometry can provide tools and insights for artists and designers. Included are a variety of visual phenomena such as fractals, knots, mazes, symmetry, and the golden ratio. (G2: Mathematics)

MG 306 Information Systems: Case Analysis
2 credits
Principles of management information systems (MIS) are addressed. Students use database and spreadsheet tools (Access and Excel) to problem-solve business situations and present their solutions in PowerPoint. Topics include the business functions of human resources, marketing and sales, finance and accounting, manufacturing, and technology support. *Class meets in person for two hours each week, and online (asynchronously) for the remaining two hours each week.

PH 262 Professional Procedures for the Commercial Photographer
2 credits
An in-depth understanding of owning and operating a small professional photography business is provided. Students learn and practice organizational and career goal planning techniques, assignment pricing structures, and the use of standard contracts, maintaining accurate records, and the creation of standard business forms. Emphasis is on understanding copyright law and tax structure, and learning criteria for retaining legal and financial services.

SC 112 Earth Science
3.5 credits
Prerequisite: Arithmetic proficiency. Not open to students who have taken SC 111.
The historical development, current research, and fundamental principles associated with meteorology, geology, and astronomy are studied. Trips to research and field sites are included. (G3: Natural Sciences) *Class meets in person every other week, and online (asynchronously) every other week.

SS 237 Industrial Psychology
3 credits
Prerequisite: SS 131 or approval of chairperson
Applies psychological principles to issues in the workplace. Personnel selection, training, leadership, motivation, job satisfaction, performance appraisal, and stress are explored to provide future leaders, managers, and technical specialists with information and skills to enhance their interpersonal and organizational effectiveness. (G4: Social Sciences)

TS 111 Fundamentals of Textiles
3 credits
General study of textile materials with an emphasis on the factors that produce successful fabrics in the marketplace, including fibers, yarns, construction, color, and finish. Characteristics of a wide range of market fabrics are examined. 

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