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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 visit the Registrar's Class Search page. After you select the semester and subject, make sure to choose "Blended" from the Instructional Method options. Some courses may have pre- or co-requisites; information can be found in the class search.


AC 221 Publicity Workshop
3 credits
Use of current news, events, and personalities as a basis for writing and evaluating institutional and product publicity releases for news and feature stories. Students plan publicity campaigns and create a press kit.

AC 312 Multi-Channel Copywriting
3 credits
Explores how to effectively use today’s leading power tools of advertising – TV, Radio, Online/Digital/Social Audio/ Video – to create, craft and execute innovative marketing messages that produce results on the key broadcast platforms used by global, national and local marketers.

AC 411 Brand Management
3 credits
Students study the critical elements of brand management--the role of brands and the concept of brand equity--using integrated marketing communications strategies and tactics to build brands. They learn to build brand equity by employing brand elements and leveraging secondary associations through brand extensions, co-branding, and forming strategic alliances with third parties. 

AC 471 Media Planning
3 credits
Examines the relationship between the marketing plan and media planning. This course develops students' understanding of pre- and post-placement media analysis and research. Students develop a media plan utilizing research data and reports from current case histories.  

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 catalog 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.

DM 211 Workshop in Direct Marketing
3 credits
Students study direct and interactive marketing principles and practices and develop a multifaceted direct marketing plan.

DM 435 Internet Marketing
3 credits
Students are introduced to current marketing principles and practices on the internet. The course explores email, the internet, and search engine marketing (SEM) as practical applications used to create direct marketing plans and programs that integrate online and offline strategies. In addition, students study the legal and ethical issues involved in using the internet as a marketing tool. 

EN 121 English Composition
3 credits
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
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
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
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.

EN 363 Fiction Writing
3 credits
This writing course focuses on imaginative storytelling. Students read short stories and novel excerpts by established writers and create their own fictions, beginning with craft exercises and evolving toward polished stories as the semester progresses. In a workshop environment, students discuss and respond constructively to each other's works-in-progress. (G6: Arts)

ES 023 English as a Second Language Workshop
0 Credits
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
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 029 College Composition for Non-Native Speakers of English Lab
0 credits
This course is the lab component for ES 129. This course is a writing/grammar workshop to give students additional practice in grammar, syntax and editing as well as opportunities to work on their writing in a workshop setting to help them become more confident and skilled writers.

ES 129 College Composition for Non-Native Speakers of English
3 credits
This is a college-level writing intensive course designed to develop the writing skills of students for whom English is a second language. By working through the various stages of the writing process, students become more confident and skilled writers. A variety of genres are explored through reading assignments, class discussions and writing. This course is equivalent to EN121. (G1: Basic Communication)

ES 033 College English Preparation Workshop
0 credits
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
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 121 Fashion Research and Inspiration
2 credits
This course provides a cohesive and creative approach to the study of costume history from prehistoric and ancient eras to the Industrial Revolution and the start of the 20th Century. Students study menswear, womenswear and childrenswear silhouettes, textile development, construction innovation, garment details, accessories and the arts and culture of each period. Historic inspiration as utilized by contemporary designers is identified and analyzed.

FF 221 Fashion Past and Present
2 credits
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.

FF 245 Digital Design: Flats and Floats
1.5 credits
Students execute creative and complex fashion flats utilizing digital tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Excel. Working from actual samples, they learn industry standards to digitally illustrate flat measurements and develop detailed callouts with related information.

FM 213 Introduction to Direct Marketing
3 credits
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 244 Product Development
3 credits
Introduces the concepts and methods by which retailers create special, store-branded merchandise for targeted customer segments. The process of product development, from research to production to distribution, is studied.

FM 262 Contemporary Retail Management
3 credits
Students study all operational segments of the fashion industry and describe the functions of each. Contributions employees add to sales productivity and customer satisfaction in retail establishments are studied. New technologies are researched and the impact on consumers' shopping experiences explored. 

FM 321 Workshop in Apparel Merchandising
3 credits
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

3 credits
Students examine the business aspects of licensing as they apply to the fashion industry, from licensing assignments through the merchandising approval process. Appropriate skills for negotiating and planning licensed product lines are developed. Business and career opportunities with manufacturers, retailers, product developers, and designers of licensed fashion merchandise are explored.

FM 422 Merchandising Strategies

3 credits
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
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 214 Art In New York
3 credits
Selected studies in the history of art, utilizing resources available in New York City. Critical and historical investigations arise from direct study of art and architecture. (G6: Arts; G7: Humanities).

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

HD 111 Career Planning
3 credits
Provides students with an opportunity to explore their own values, interests, and capabilities and to acquire an in-depth knowledge of the fashion industry and potential career opportunities. Helps students gain insights into the relationship between self-knowledge and career decision-making. Students have access to a computerized career guidance system for the fashion industries. Guest speakers from the industry address career trends and options.

HI 202: U.S. History: Civil War-Present
3 credits
An introduction to American history, this course moves from a brief view of American geography, economics, and government to a more focused examination of the social, political, and economic experience from the Civil War through the Cold War and to the present. Students are introduced to basic historical methodology and learn to apply these techniques through critical reading, analytical writing, and verbal presentations. (G10: American History).

HI 208 American History through Fabric, Fashion, and Dress
3 credits
The history of the United States—democracy, capitalism, social movements, mass immigration—can be told from many points of view. Students study American history, from the Civil War to the beginning of 21th Century, from the perspective of the design, manufacture, and consumption of fabric, fashion, and dress (G10: American History).

HP 201 Introduction to Home Products
3 credits
Students are familiarized with the wide range of home products, both soft lines (textile) and hard lines (non-textile), that comprise the home furnishings industry. Product development and merchandising within each category are emphasized. Many sessions take place at retailers and industry showrooms throughout the city.

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)

IC 296 AAS Internship B: Career Exploration
2 credits
A 2-credit internship course for AAS students with a focus on the internship experience and on helping students identify suitable career paths. A total of 12 weeks and 78 hours at the worksite, and 12 hours on campus in the classroom.
Prerequisite(s): Approval from the Career and Internship Center and participation in mandatory preparation process in the semester prior to the class/work experience.

IC 297 AAS Career Internship C: Career Exploration
3 credits
This is a basic experiential course designed to help students learn how to maximize work site learning experiences and identify career paths that are well-matched for themselves. They spend a minimum of 12 weeks and a requisite number of hours at their work sites each semester and they spend 12 hours in their internship classrooms.

IC 496 Senior Internship B: Career Planning
2 credits
A 2-credit advanced internship course for baccalaureate students with a focus on the internship experience and on helping students plan their careers, market themselves professionally and successfully transition from school to work. A minimum of 12 weeks and 78 hours at the internship site and 12 hours on campus in the classroom. Prerequisite (s): Approval from the Career and Internship Center and participation in mandatory preparation process in the semester prior to the class/work experience.

IC 497 Senior Internship C: Career Planning
3 credits
A 3 credit advanced internship course for baccalaureate students with a focus on the internship experience and on helping students plan their careers, market themselves professionally and successfully transition from school to work.

IC 498 Senior Internship D: Career Planning
4 credits
A 4-credit internship course for baccalaureate students with a focus on the internship experience and on helping students plan their careers and market themselves professionally.

ID 255 AutoCad II*
1.5 credits
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.

ID 282 Design Technology I
3 credits
Students gain a basic understanding of the process of interior construction and its interaction with various building systems. The general concepts of Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) are introduced. Building materials and interior fabrication and installation methods are explored through detail drawings using CADD and BIM software.

ID 283 Design Technology II
3 credits
Students learn how to prepare a construction set of working drawings for use by contractors and related building trades. Architectural drafting techniques, schedules, specifications of materials and finishes, and principles of door and cabinetry detailing are addressed. the exploration of basic elements of architectural materials and their related joinery methodologies and applications to the detailing of various custom components of interior spaces are addressed.

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
3 credits
Through case studies, business articles, and position papers, students learn how international luxury brands are affected by globalization, how they compete for emerging markets and use elements of sustainability and social responsibility in their competition strategies. Students explore the concept of the global consumer and the impact of this consumer on marketing strategies.

IT 111 Elementary Italian
3 credits
Students with no background in Italian learn how to communicate with Italian-speaking people. The basic skills of speaking, reading, and writing in Italian are established and Italian culture is introduced. Teacher-instructed multimedia laboratory sessions reinforce skills learned in the classroom. (G8: Foreign Language).

IT 112 Italian II
3 credits
Students expand upon the skills established in Italian I and continue to study Italian culture. Teacher-instructed multimedia laboratory sessions reinforce skills learned in the class. (G8: Foreign Language).

MA 142 Geometry and the Art of Design
3 credits
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
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 131 General Psychology
3 credits
Principles of psychology and their application to general behavior are presented. Stresses the scientific method in understanding learning, perception, motivation, emotion, personality development, and the social influences on human behavior. (G4: Social Sciences).

SS 237 Industrial Psychology
3 credits
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.