Marist in Manhattan Course Offerings

Communication Online Course Offerings

Note: Course offerings vary by semester, please check with Program Director Prof. Gerry McNulty

COM 302

A study of contemporary theories of persuasive message design in mediated
and interpersonal contexts. The course examines the roles played by language,
culture, message content, and media in persuasion. Students analyze a variety
of persuasive artifacts, learn how to detect deception, and learn how to construct
effective persuasive messages.


Intercultural  Communication

3 Credits

Intercultural Communication provides an overview of the study of communication and culture.  Both  intracultural  (i.e., communication  between  members  of the same culture) and intercultural (i.e., communication between members of different cultures) aspects of communication will be examined. The focus will be upon isolating similarities and differences in intracultural and intercultural communication. Areas  studied  will  include  increasing  understanding  of  the relationship between communication and culture; explaining the role of cultural patterns;  verbal  and  nonverbal  codes  in  the  development of intercultural relationships; and explaining obstacles. Offered in fall and spring.

COM 330

Media Ethics:

The course addresses the moral uses of communication. It covers the methods of systematic critical evaluation of communications and different philosophical grounds for evaluating the ethics of communication. The resultant framework of ethical values and methods of evaluation is then applied to cases of communication in the following settings: personal relationships; professional relationships; broadcast and print news; computer-information networks; public-relations programs; political campaigns; and the popular entertainment arts of books, music, films, and television. Offered as and when necessary.

COM 342

Readings in Journalism

This course is designed to enhance the student’s ability to understand and critically evaluate the techniques used by various writers/reporters in gathering data and symbolically re-creating the world around them. Works from several periods are studied both as literature and as journalism.


Seminar in Communication- Media Management:

Students will explore the fundamentals of management (decision-making processes, theories of motivation, leadership styles) and survey various business operating structures and ownership systems used in print and electronic media, including radio, television, film, magazine and new media industries.


Fashion Online Course Offerings

Courses very by semester, please check with Program Director Juan-Manuel Olivera-Silvera for details.


Principles of Retailing

This course is designed to provide an overview of various types of retail organizations, including traditional stores and nontraditional formats such as e-commerce and television shopping. The buying cycle is analyzed as a series of strategic decisions made by retailers in order to communicate with the consumer. Prerequisite: FASH100


Product Development

Presents an overview of apparel manufacturing and product development focusing on garment analysis and the sequential development of the product.  Topics include private label techniques, sourcing, costing, and quality control in manufacturing and merchandising.
Prerequisite: FASH200



Merchandise Planning & Control

This course provides a basic knowledge of the mathematical concepts and calculations involved in profitable merchandising.  Students work with actual retailing scenarios to apply merchandising formulas such as open-to-buy, markup and stock turnover. Prerequisite: FASH265


Fashion Forecasting & Trend Analysis (online)

Students will learn how fashion and color forecasts are developed for various target markets and how this information is utilized by fashion editors, apparel manufacturers and other industry groups. A range of research options will be used to evaluate previous forecasts and to create new forecasts.


Sustainability in Fashion

Sustainability and Fashion asks students to explore the twin concepts of sustainability and social responsibility as they relate to social, economic and ecological issues.  Students will work to understand the impact of apparel manufacturing and generate real-world solutions to its major problems.  As the fashion industry rapidly adopts more ethical business practices, research into the positive innovations being generated by designers and product developers every day will be stressed.


New York Fashion Seminar

This course is designed to encourage you to explore the wealth of cultural resources in New York and to broaden your horizons and look at familiar things in a different way. You will complete two unusual assignments, which will stimulate you and encourage you to develop your research, visual, verbal and presentation skills. The research is designed to help you find your way around New York and to familiarize yourself with hidden locations and the complex layout and history of this vibrant metropolis. (Course taught on-ground in Manhattan)


New York Fashion Experience Internship -12 credit internship

This internship course is designed for students to increase their marketability, enhance their education through field work and gain professional experience.(This translates to 4 days per week at the internship site, for a 15-week long semester, or 540 hours per semester.)