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School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management

Main Office
Chilton Hall, 331
P.O. Box 311100
Denton, TX 76203-1100
(940) 565-2436
Fax: (940) 565-4348

Web site: www.smhm.unt.edu

Judith C. Forney, Dean
Johnny Sue Reynolds, Associate Dean

Faculty

Professors Clay, Forney, LaBrecque, Reynolds, Tas. Associate Professors Brandon, Connors, Crutsinger, Dopson, Getty, Josiam, Kennon, Kinley. Assistant Professors Jackson, E. Kim, H. Kim, Knight. Lecturers Foster, Sanchez, Whitaker.

Introduction

The School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management’s mission is to prepare professionals for careers in the fashion, hospitality and home furnishings industries. Graduates are employed as buyers; manufacturing representatives; showroom managers; department and specialty store managers; restaurant, hotel and club managers; food service directors; airline catering directors; and cruise line hospitality managers.

The School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management operates as one unit but is organized into informal divisions based on the following programs:

Hospitality Management

The mission of the hospitality management division is to educate students for management and leadership positions in the hospitality industry and to contribute to the profession through teaching excellence, research, publication, consultation and service activities.

Merchandising

The mission of the merchandising division is to integrate education, leadership and research experiences that contribute to critical analyses of merchandising strategies as they relate to the development, distribution, evaluation and use of fashion-oriented products in the consumer-driven global market. Effective leaders are developed through core competencies that include solving complex problems, generating new knowledge, communicating effectively, and creating new product and business strategies. These core competencies are achieved through innovative curricula, laboratory experiences, applied technology, research activities and industry involvement. A merchandising degree can lead to careers in the multifaceted industry, including product development, manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing. Graduates are employed as buyers, store managers, e-merchandisers, manufacturing representatives and sourcing specialists.

Academic Advising

Information regarding academic matters is available in the office of the dean. Advising for entering freshmen and transfer students is available from Student Services in the School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management. The associate dean and student services staff answer questions concerning degree plans, application of transfer credit, general academic requirements, policies and procedures, and assist students in the selection and sequencing of courses.

Programs of Study

The school offers undergraduate and graduate programs and certificates in the following areas:

Students may pursue teacher certification in Family and Consumer Sciences (grades 8-12) and in Hospitality, Nutrition and Food Science (grades 8-12) under the Bachelor of Science with a major in hospitality management.

The School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management, in collaboration with the College of Business Administration, offers the following dual degrees:

The School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management offers the following 12-hour graduate academic certificates:

Degree Requirements and the University Core Curriculum

Occasionally a course required for a degree may also satisfy a requirement of the University Core Curriculum. In addition to taking the required course, a student may elect to take a different course from among those available to fulfill that core requirement; doing so, however, may add to the total number of hours required for the degree. Students who have questions regarding degree and core requirements should consult a degree program adviser.

Bachelor of Science

This school offers the Bachelor of Science degree with majors in electronic merchandising, home furnishings merchandising, hospitality management, and merchandising. The school also offers teacher certifications in Family and Consumer Science and in Hospitality, Nutrition and Food Science.

Degree Requirements — Non-Teacher Certification

The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Science.

1. Hours Required and General/School Requirements: A minimum of 124 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the “General University Requirements” in the Academics section of this catalog and the School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management requirements.

2. Major Requirements: SMHM Core (required for all non-teacher certification SMHM majors): 15 hours, including SMHM 1450, 3450, 4500 (6) and 4750; plus the following courses, according to major:

Electronic Merchandising: 33 hours (21 advanced), including SMHM 2090, 2360, 2650, 2750, 3510, 3750, 3850, 4090, 4660, and 4850; plus 3 hours to be selected from SMHM 3570, 4000, 4010, 4080.

Home Furnishings Merchandising: 45 hours (33-36 advanced), including SMHM 2360, 2400, 2650, 3350, 3405, 3410, 3510, 3570, 3750, 3850, 4080, 4400 and 4660; plus 6 hours to be selected from SMHM 2750, 3650, 4000, 4090, 4850.

Hospitality Management: 42 hours (30 advanced), including SMHM 1420 (1), 1470, 1500 (2), 2550, 2800, 3260, 3600, 3700, 4210, 4250, 4260, 4730 and 4820; plus 6 hours to be selected from SMHM 3920, 4000, 4300.

Merchandising: 42 hours (27-30 advanced), including SMHM 1650, 2360, 2490, 2650, 3350, 3370, 3510, 3650, 3750, 3850, 4010 and 4660; plus 6 hours to be selected from SMHM 2750, 4000, 4080, 4090, 4850.

3. Other Course Requirements:

Electronic Merchandising: Journalism, 3-6 hours: JOUR 2010, 4210; Computer Education and Cognitive Systems, 6 hours: CECS 3220 and 3260; Business, 21-24 hours: ACCT 2010 and 2020, BCIS 2610, DSCI 2710, MKTG 3650 and 4600; plus 3-6 hours from the following: MKTG 3720, 4620, 4630.

Home Furnishings Merchandising: BCIS 2610 and ECON 1100.

Hospitality Management: BCIS 2610, ACCT 2010, MGMT 3720 and ECON 1100. Students must choose one of the following two options:

Merchandising: BCIS 2610 and ECON 1100.

4. Minor Requirements: a business foundations minor of 18 hours:

Home Furnishings Merchandising: ACCT 2010 and 2020, MGMT 3720, MKTG 3650 and 4600, and FINA 3770.

Merchandising: ACCT 2010 and 2020, MGMT 3720, MKTG 3650 and 4600, and FINA 3770.

5. Electives: See four-year plan.

6. Other Requirements:

Degree Requirements — Teacher Certification

The school offers the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in hospitality management leading to certification in Family and Consumer Science (grades 8-12) and Hospitality, Nutrition and Food Science (grades 8-12).

1. Hours Required and General/College Requirements: A minimum of 128-138 semester hours of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the “General University Requirements” in the Academics section of the catalog and the School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management requirements, plus requirements for teacher certification as outlined by the College of Education.

2. Major Requirements:

Family and Consumer Sciences: 70 hours, including DFEC 2033, 2313, 3113, 3123, 3323, 4011, 4233, 4243, 4253, 4413, 4433; SMHM 1420, 1450 (may be used to satisfy Wellness requirement of the University Core Curriculum), 1470, 1500, 1650, 2400, 2550, 2650, 3450 (may be used to satisfy the Communication requirement of the University Core Curriculum), 3700, 3750, 4750 (may be used to satisfy the Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies requirement of the University Core Curriculum); 6 hours (advanced) from hospitality management.

Hospitality, Nutrition and Food Science: 69 hours, including DFEC 4133, 4413; SMHM 1420, 1450 (may be used to satisfy Wellness requirement of the University Core Curriculum), 1470, 1500, 2400, 2550, 3260, 3450 (may be used to satisfy the Communication requirement of the University Core Curriculum), 3700, 4210, 4250, 4500 (6), 4730, 4750 (may be used to satisfy the Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies requirement of the University Core Curriculum), 4820; 18 hours of electives.

3. Other Course Requirements (6 hours): BIOL 2380 (may be used to satisfy the Natural Science requirement of the University Core Curriculum) and DFEC 1013 (may be used to satisfy the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement of the University Core Curriculum).

4. Electives: See major requirements.

5. Other Requirements:

a. Admission to Teacher Education: Prior to enrolling in the first education courses, students must have:

b. Professional Education Requirements (21 hours):

c. Eligibility for Teacher Certification and Endorsements: Teacher certification is a function of the State Board for Educator Certification. Completion of the bachelor’s degree and the required education courses does not necessarily result in certification by the agency. In order to receive recommendation for teacher certification through the University of North Texas, students must have:

Students completing course requirements for the Human Development and Family Studies teacher certificate will be eligible to apply to the National Council of Family Relations for the Certified Family Life Educator credential. Students completing course requirements for the Family and Consumer Science teacher certificate will be eligible to apply to the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences for the Certified Family and Consumer Sciences credential.

Degree Plan

Each student should have a degree plan prepared by the School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management Student Services. This degree plan should be made by the end of the freshman year. Transfer students should have degree plans prepared during their first term/semester at UNT.

Minors in Merchandising and Hospitality Management

The minor requires at least 18 hours, including 6 advanced. To receive a minor in any of the Merchandising and Hospitality Management programs, a grade of C or above must be earned in each Merchandising and Hospitality Management (SMHM) course completed in residence or transferred to UNT.

Minor in Hospitality Management

SMHM 1420, 1450*, 1470, 1500 and 2800, plus two of the following courses: SMHM 2550, 3260, 3700, 3920, 4210, 4300 and 4750**.

* SMHM 1450, Principles of Nutrition, satisfies the Wellness requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

** SMHM 4750, Managing a Diverse Work Force, satisfies the Diversity in the United States requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

Minor in Home Furnishings Merchandising

SMHM 2360, 2400, 3510, 3570 and 4400; plus 3 hours to be selected from: SMHM 3350, 3750, 3850, 4080, and 4850.

Minor in Merchandising with a Fashion Emphasis

SMHM 1650, 2490, 2650, 3510 and 4010, plus one of the following courses: SMHM 3350, 3370, 3650, 4000 or 4080.

Minor in Merchandising with a Fashion Merchandise Development Emphasis

SMHM 1650, 2490, 2650, 3650 and 4850, plus one of the following courses: SMHM 3750, 4000, 4010, 4080 or 4090.

Graduate Programs

The School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management offers two Master of Science degree programs:

The School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management, in collaboration with the College of Business Administration, offers the following dual degrees:

The School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management offers the following 12-hour graduate academic certificates:

For information, consult the Graduate Catalog.

Scholarships

Information about the following scholarships may be obtained by writing to the Associate Dean, School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management, P.O. Box 311100, Denton, TX 76203-1100.

Completed scholarship applications are due February 1 in the office of the dean of the School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for academic awards, unless otherwise noted. To keep a scholarship, a student must maintain:

The following scholarships may be awarded to either merchandising or hospitality management majors:
The following scholarships are awarded to merchandising majors:
The following scholarships are awarded to hospitality management majors:

Accreditation

Hospitality management is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) [P.O. Box 400, Oxford, MD 21654; (410) 226-5527].

Courses of Instruction

All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.

Course and Subject Guide

The “Course and Subject Guide,” found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.

BS with a Major in Electronic Merchandising

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment.

*See the University Core Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
ECON 1100, Principles of Microeconomics (may be used to satisfy Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement*) 3
ENGL 1310, College Writing, or ENGL 1313, Computer Assisted College Writing I* 3
HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3
JOUR 2010, Principles of Advertising 3
SMHM 2090, Introduction to Electronic Merchandising 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
ECON 1110, Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ENGL 2700, Technical Writing* 3
MATH 1190, Business Calculus 3
SMHM 2360, Aesthetics and Environment 3
SMHM 2650, Textiles 3
Elective 1
Total 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
ACCT 2010, Accounting Principles I (Financial Accounting) 3
BCIS 2610, Introduction to Computers in Business 3
HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3
PSCI 1040, American Government* 3
SMHM 2750, Consumers in a Global Market (may be used to satisfy Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies requirement*) 3
Elective 1
Total 16
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
ACCT 2020, Accounting Principles II (Managerial Accounting) 3
CECS 3220, Computer Graphics 3
MSCI 2710, Data Description and Analysis with Spreadsheets 3
PSCI 1050, American Government* 3
SMHM 1450, Principles of Nutrition* 3
Visual and Performing Arts* 3
Total 18

Junior Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
CECS 3260, Web Authoring 3
MKTG 3650, Principles of Marketing 3
SMHM 3750, Consumer Studies in Apparel and Home Furnishings 3
SMHM 3850, Promotion of Apparel and Home Furnishings 3
Natural Sciences* 4
Total 16
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
SMHM 3450, Presentation Techniques 3
SMHM 3510, Merchandising Problems 3
SMHM 4090, Virtual Merchandising 3
MKTG or JOUR Elective 3
Natural Sciences* 4
Total 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
MKTG 4600, Retailing 3
SMHM 4660, Advanced Merchandising Applications 3
SMHM 4750, Managing a Diverse Workforce 3
SMHM Elective 3
Humanities* 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
SMHM 4500, Internship in Merchandising and Hospitality Management 6
SMHM 4850, Brand Development 3
MKTG or JOUR Elective 3
Total 12

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.
Some courses may require prerequisites not listed in the above plan.

BS with a Major in Home Furnishings Merchandising (Business Minor)

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment.

*See the University Core Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
ECON 1100, Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENGL 1310, College Writing I, or ENGL 1313, Computer Assisted College Writing I* 3
HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3
SMHM 2360, Aesthetics and the Environment 3
SMHM 2400, Introduction to the Furniture Industry 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
ECON 1110, Principles of Macroeconomics* 3
ENGL 1320, College Writing II, or ENGL 2700, Technical Writing* 3
HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3
MATH 1190, Business Calculus, or MATH 1400, College Math with Calculus* 3
SMHM 2650, Textiles 3
Total 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
ACCT 2010, Accounting Principles I (Financial Accounting) 3
BCIS 2610, Introduction to Computers in Business 3
PSCI 1040, American Government* 3
SMHM 3570, Decorative Accessories Merchandising 3
SMHM 3850, Promotion of Apparel and Home Furnishings 3
Elective 1
Total 16
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
ACCT 2020, Accounting Principles II (Managerial Accounting) 3
MKTG 3650, Principles of Marketing 3
PSCI 1050, American Government* 3
SMHM 1450, Principles of Nutrition (may be used to satisfy Wellness requirement*) 3
SMHM 3350, Survey of Historic and Contemporary Styles 3
SMHM 3450, Presentation Techniques 3
Total 18

Junior Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
MGMT 3720, Organizational Behavior 3
SMHM 3405, Drawing and Planning for Home Furnishings 3
SMHM 3750, Consumer Studies in Apparel and Home Furnishings 3
Humanities* 3
Natural Sciences* 4
Total 16
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
SMHM 3410, CAD for Home Furnishings 3
SMHM 3510, Merchandising Problems 3
SMHM 4400, Estimating for Home Furnishings 3
SMHM Elective 3
Elective 1
Natural Sciences* 4
Total 17

Senior Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
MKTG 4600, Retailing 3
SMHM 4080, Merchandising Ventures 3
SMHM 4660, Advanced Merchandising Applications 3
SMHM 4750, Managing a Diverse Workforce (may be used to satisfy Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies requirement*) 3
Visual and Performing Arts* 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
FINA 3770, Finance 3
SMHM 4500, Internship in Merchandising and Hospitality Management 6
SMHM Elective 3
Total 12

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.
Some courses may require prerequisites not listed in the above plan.

BS with a Major in Hospitality Management (Business Foundations Minor)

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with the program decisions and enrollment.

*See the University Core Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
ECON 1100, Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENGL 1310, College Writing I, or ENGL 1313, Computer Assisted College Writing I* 3
HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3
SMHM 1420, Food Sanitation 1
SMHM 1470, Introduction to Professional Food Preparation 3
SMHM 1500, Orientation to the Hospitality Industry 2
Total 15
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
ECON 1110, Principles of Macroeconomics* 3
ENGL 1320, College Writing II, or ENGL 2700, Technical Writing* 3
HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3
MATH 1190, Business Calculus, or MATH 1400, College Math with Calculus* 3
SMHM 2550, Restaurant Operations I 3
Total 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
ACCT 2010, Accounting Principles I (Financial Accounting) 3
BCIS 2610, Introduction to Computers in Business 3
BIOL 2380, Microbiology for the Food
Services*
4
PSCI 1040, American Government* 3
SMHM 2800, Foundations of International
Travel and Tourism
3
Elective 1
Total 17
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
CHEM 1350, The Context of Chemistry* 4
PSCI 1050, American Government* 3
SMHM 1450, Principles of Nutrition (may be used to satisfy Wellness requirement*) 3
SMHM 2480, Hospitality Industry Managerial Accounting 3
SMHM 3450, Presentation Techniques (may be used to satisfy Communication requirement*) 3
Elective 1
Total 17

Junior Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
MGMT 3720, Organizational Behavior 3
SMHM 3260, Resort and Club Management 3
SMHM 3600, Management of Human Resources in the Hospitality Industry 3
SMHM 3700, Hotel Operations 3
SMHM 4210, Hospitality Cost Controls 3
SMHM Elective 3
Total 18
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
SMHM 3300, Hospitality Industry Marketing and Sales 3
SMHM 4250, Quantity Food Production and Management 3
SMHM 4820, Hospitality Properties Management and Facilities Design 3
Elective 3
Humanities* 3
Total 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
SMHM 3200, Hospitality Industry Law 3
SMHM 4730, Hotel and Restaurant Management Systems 3
SMHM 4750, Managing a Diverse Workforce (may be used to satisfy Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies requirement*) 3
SMHM Elective 3
Visual and Performing Arts* 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
SMHM 4260, Hospitality Business Strategies 3
SMHM 4500, Internship in Merchandising and Hospitality Management 6
SMHM 4480, Hospitality Industry Finance 3
Total 12

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.
Some courses may require prerequisites not listed in the above plan.

BS with a Major in Merchandising (Business Minor)

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.
Some courses may require prerequisites not listed in the above plan.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
ECON 1100, Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENGL 1310, College Writing I, or ENGL 1313, Computer Assisted College Writing I* 3
HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3
SMHM 2490, Introduction to Fashion Merchandising 3
Elective 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
ECON 1110, Principles of Macroeconomics* 3
ENGL 1320, College Writing II, or ENGL 2700, Technical Writing* 3
MATH 1190, Business Calculus, or MATH 1400, College Math with Calculus* 3
SMHM 1650, Apparel Evaluation 3
SMHM 2360, Aesthetics and Environment 3
Elective 1
Total 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
ACCT 2010, Accounting Principles I (Financial Accounting) 3
HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3
PSCI 1040, American Government* 3
SMHM 2650, Textiles 3
SMHM 3350, Survey of Historic and
Contemporary Styles
3
Elective 1
Total 16
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
ACCT 2020, Accounting Principles II (Managerial Accounting) 3
BCIS 2610, Introduction to Computers in Business 3
PSCI 1050, American Government* 3
SMHM 1450, Principles of Nutrition (may be used to satisfy Wellness requirement*) 3
SMHM 3370, Fashion Theory and Trend Analysis 3
Visual and Performing Arts* 3
Total 18

Junior Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
MKTG 3650, Principles of Marketing 3
SMHM 3510, Merchandising Problems 3
SMHM 3650, Textile Evaluation 3
SMHM 3750, Consumer Studies in Apparel and Home Furnishings 3
Natural Sciences* 4
Total 16
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
MGMT 3720, Organizational Behavior 3
SMHM 3450, Presentation Techniques (may be used to satisfy Communication requirement*) 3
SMHM 3850, Promotion of Apparel and Home Furnishings 3
SMHM Elective 3
Natural Sciences * 4
Total 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
MKTG 4600, Retailing 3
SMHM 4010, Global Textile and Apparel Industries 3
SMHM 4660, Advanced Merchandising Applications 3
SMHM 4750, Managing a Diverse Workforce (may be used to satisfy Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies requirement*) 3
Humanities* 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
FINA 3770, Finance 3
SMHM 4500, Internship in Merchandising and Hospitality Management 6
SMHM Elective 3
Total 12

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.
Some courses may require prerequisites not listed in the above plan.