Minor in Retail

The retail minor, administered by the Design & Merchandising Program, provides basic foundations in retail operations, buying and merchandise planning and e-commerce. The curriculum allows the opportunity for individualized tailoring according to a student's interests. The minor is open to all Drexel University students, and requires the completion of eight or nine courses for a minimum of 24.0 credits.

Required Courses:
DSMR 205eFashion Promotion3.0
DSMR 231Retail Principles *3.0
DSMR 232Retail Merchandise Planning *4.0
DSMR 233 [WI] Retail Image Analysis3.0
DSMR 324Retail Intersections: Social & Cultural Issues3.0
DSMR 325Retail Buying and Assortment Strategies4.0
Select 2-3 courses:7.0-9.0
Independent Study in Design & Merchandising
eTailing
International Fashion Merchandising
Fashion Product Promotion
Retail Practicum
Fashion Product Sourcing
Applied In-Store Visual Strategies
Total Credits27.0-29.0
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All courses are currently open to all DSMR students.DSMR 231 and DSMR 232 are required for all students enrolled in DSMR and the retail minor. The three elective courses can be delivered during other quarters as required. All courses will be restricted to appropriately include the students enrolled in the retail minor. As the industry and curriculum change, courses will be added and adapted accordingly.

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

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