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College of Human Ecology & Kinesiology

Department of Clothing and Fashion

Introduction

The goal of the Clothing and Fashion program is to nurture creative, proactive, and talented fashion specialists for the global fashion business. The program provides a systematic curriculum including fabric development; planning, designing, manufacturing, and marketing for fashion merchandise. Various industry experiences such as field trips, internships, guest speakers, and real world business projects are incorporated into in-class activities.

The Department of Clothing and Fashion offers various courses in fashion design, fashion marketing, clothing construction, textiles, and textile design. Students can concentrate on specific areas of their interest and take double majors or minors in various other programs. Popular double major programs include Business Administration and International Economics & Business. The department has been successful offering one-year global internship experiences in the US apparel and retail companies.

History

The Department was established in 1971 at the College of Home Economics. During 2002-2011, the Clothing and Fashion program belonged to the School of Textiles. Currently the Department of Clothing and Fashion is one of the four departments/school in the College a Human Ecology & Kinesiology. The graduate program of the department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Clothing and Fashion.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are actively working in the major fields in the fashion business as fashion designers, merchandisers, buyers, textile designers, fashion coordinators, visual merchandisers, modelists, store managers, researchers, fashion reporters, teachers, and college professors. Major businesses for career include global and domestic fashion brand companies, retailers, textile and apparel vendors and agencies, textile companies, research institutions, and many others.

Faculty

  • Kim Jeong-Sook, ProfessorHomepage

    - Ewha Womans Univ., Fashion Design

    tree@yu.ac.kr
  • Kyungae Park, Professor

    - Univ. of Tennessee - Knoxville, Fashion Marketing and Retailing

    kpark@yu.ac.kr
  • Soonjee Park, Professor

    - Bunka Women's Univ., Technical Apparel Design and Production

    spark@yu.ac.kr
  • Park Youngmi , Professor

    - Ewha Womans Univ., Textile Material Science, finishing

    ymp9397@yu.ac.kr
  • PARK, SANG-OH, Associate Professor

    - Hanyang Univ., Textile Design

    parkso@yu.ac.kr
  • LEE, SANG OH,

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    lso4015@ynu.ac.kr

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Curriculum

Department Of Clothing And Fashion

Curriculum
1-1
CONTEMPORARY PEOPLE AND LIVING ENVIRONMENT
The securement of environmental rights is one of the fundamental human rights guaranteed by the constitution. According to the basic environment law, the living environment is defined as the environment around our everyday life such as the air, water, daylight, waste, noise, vibration, odor, and so forth. What is basically demanded for the establishment of such living environment is the acquisition of detailed information and its practice. This course supplies the precise information on the living environment, and suggests the executive plan of practical actions for our better living environment.
1-1
PRACTICAL CHINESE(I)
This course is for students just beginning to learn Chinese. The most difficult aspect of learning Chinese is pronunciation. So, first of all, in this course students will learn how to pronounce Chinese correctly. Then, through topics of daily life conversation, students will learn the basic communication skills Chinese as well as basic grammar.
1-1
PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH
The aim of the course is to help students develop basic English verbal skills in real life situations. The course will be co-taught by Korean and Native English instructors. Korean instructors will provide students with basic English structure, vocabulary, and expressions, and students will be encouraged to practice speaking English utilizing basic English structures. Students will further practice expressing themselves in English with native English instructors.
1-1
READING AND DISCUSSION
This class aims to make students realize the joy of readings as well as understand the deep structure of their own lives by reading and criticizing literatures such as poems and novels. Further, this class attempts to have students learn the wisdom and courage with which they will perform the true value of their own lives.
1-1
SEMINAR FOR ACADEMIC LIFE
1. Summary of the course This course is to assist university freshmen in CRM designing to adapt university life well through the instruction and counselling of supervising professor. (This course is composed of self analysis, personality type test, career research, instruction for the success of university life, career plan and direction setting, CRM designing method and CRM designing. The course should be teaching in classes of the students by supervising professor.) 2. Course objectives This course is to motivate the students before the mid term exam and provide students with self analysis, personality type test (MBTI or TCI) and career research (YAT test). Also, this course shall has a plan to instruct the students to enhance the efficiency of university life through career and time management. In addition, this course is to make a chance for the students to have practical assistance to university life by providing study method, report designing strategy and the information on academic system and various kinds of internal programs of the university. After the mid term exam, the students will be instructed to set the direction of career designing through continuous counselling of supervising professor and the students will be able to establish CRM designing and execution plan.
1-1
SOFTWARE AND COMPUTATIONAL THINKING
As the development of information technology, various industries apply computer technology to their productions. The importance of software has ever been growing as a result. In this course, we first explain issues such as software, algorithm, and coding. Then we introduce the computational thinking which can involve solving problems, designing systems, and understanding human behavior, and review many applications of the computational thinking. We also educate basic coding skills using C or Python programming language.
1-1
UNDERSTANDING OF LIFE SCIENCE
This course introduces the academic concept of life sciences as the shared basic activities that humans commonly engage in out of necessity such as subsistence, housing, sociality, material goods, rituals, and physical activity. Accordingly, students will learn about the intrinsic value of humanity’s social wellbeing and acquire basic knowledge in each area of life sciences that is needed in order to become trained professionals by pursuing integrated perspectives drawn from the strengths in the various areas of the life sciences such as clothing, nutrition, housing, family, and physical education.
1-1
THEORY OF CLOTHING & FASHION
This is an elementary course for basic theory and directions of clothing and Fashion. A required course for fundamental concepts of clothing and fashion.
1-2
ACADEMIC ENGLISH
The aim of the course is to help students increase their fluency and accuracy in English. The course will be co-taught by Korean and Native English instructors. Korean instructors will provide students with an opportunity to practice English structure, vocabulary, and expressions, and students will be encouraged to enhance their verbal skills by actively participating in classroom activities. Students will further practice expressing themselves in English with native English instructors.
1-2
CONVERGENCE- AND INTEGRATION-BASED THINKING AND WRITING
The ability of analyzing and solving problems is emphasized as one of the conditions for survival in the 21st century and one of the core elements of creative capabilities. This course was designed to cultivate convergence- and integration-based creative capabilities, which are integrated problem-solving capabilities to collect, analyze and process knowledge and information by reinforcing the ability of analyzing and solving problems, recreate it in a synthetic fashion, and express it effectively through speech and writing. The course will help the students cultivate their synesthesia thinking and communication skills based on sympathy with other human beings, understanding of the community, and positivity or Gongseong that is sought after by Yeungnam University. Its ultimate goals are to promote the students' creative knowledge development and reinforce their writing capabilities consistently through "convergence- and integration-based thinking and writing as a problem-solving approach."
1-2
INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY MASS CULTURE
Students in this course will discuss the basic features of the masses, mass society and the mass culture in the contemporary era and examine the relationship between them. More emphasis will be given to the mass media and its relations with the mass culture. The ideological aspects of the mass culture and the local mass culture in Korea will also be dealt with.
1-2
PRACTICAL CHINESE(II)
This course is for students who successfully completed Practical Chinese(I). Students should be aware of basic Chines grammar and can speak a little Chinese. This course will focus on a little more advanced grammar and expressions. Utilizing a variety of common everyday situations, students will practice what they have learned in Practical Chinese (I)
1-2
PRESENTATION IN ENGLISH
This course is to develop presentation skills, from writing to speaking in English, for students in the job market. Writing a cover letter and resume, and preparing for job interview and presentation, students will learn effective ways of communication and English expressions.
1-2
DIGITAL SURFACE DESIGN
This is a design class that uses computers to decorate surfaces such as textiles. Practical classes are conducted through computer and manual work such as basic computer program practical skills, digital fabric printing, and fashion accessory production.

Contact

  • +82-53-810-2790
  • +82-53-810-4687