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Course Descriptions

CM 023
Cosmetic Product Knowledge Lab
1 credit; 2 LABORATORY hours per week
Prerequisites: CM 311, SC 046, SC 146 and CM 341
Co-requisite: CM 323
Through laboratory and evaluation activities, students learn how cosmetics look, feel, and smell individually and when combined. In the studio, they compound products and begin to evaluate marketed cosmetics.

CM 024
Fragrance Knowledge Lab
1 credit; 2 LABORATORY hours per week
Prerequisites: CM 311, and SC 046 and SC 146
Co-requisite: CM 424
Through laboratory and evaluation activities, students learn how fragrance raw materials smell individually and when combined. Trained in the studio, they compound fragrances and learn to evaluate both fine fragrances and fragrances used in functional products.

CM 151
The Business of Beauty
3 credits
This course provides an overview of the techniques used to market consumer products in the beauty industry from ancient times to the present. The history, culture, and key entrepreneurs of this industry and the companies they built are examined.

CM 311
The Cosmetics, Fragrances, and Toiletries Industries
3 credits
Introduces historical usage of cosmetics, fragrances, and toiletries and the transition from household recipes to marketable retail products. Describes types of suppliers, vendors, retailers, and auxiliary services involved in producing and marketing the products of the industry.

CM 323
Cosmetic Product Knowledge
2 credits
Prerequisites: CM 311, CM 341, and SC 046/146
Co-requisite: CM 023
Students learn how cosmetics are created and manufactured for the marketplace and study the natural and synthetic raw materials used in the process. The marketability of cosmetics and regulatory issues in today's cosmetic business are also examined.

CM 341
Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing
3 credits
Students learn the basic principles of marketing for the cosmetic and fragrance industry. Global and external factors, corporate capabilities, product need, planning, promotion, and launch are considered.

CM 351
The European Cosmetics and Fragrance Industries
3 credits
Prerequisite: approval of instructor
Students develop a firsthand understanding of the cosmetics and fragrances marketing process from the European perspective. Issues in product development, production, and retail marketing strategies are addressed through on-site visits to world-renowned manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers.

CM 423
Cosmetic and Fragrance Product Development Workshop
3 credits
Prerequisites: CM 323, CM 341, and CM 424
Through a workshop format, students develop and implement strategies to create products in the cosmetic and fragrance industries. Emphasis is on determining the need for new entries in the market and the interdepartmental teamwork required to successfully launch a company's product.

CM 424
Fragrance Knowledge
2 credits
Prerequisites: CM 311, and SC 046 and SC 146
Co-requisite: CM 024
Learning about olfaction and the role played by the sense of smell, students examine how fragrances are created and manufactured for the marketplace. Natural and synthetic raw materials used in the manufacture of fragrances are studied. Students train in the classification of fragrances into odor families, evaluate the marketability of fragrances, and review the regulatory issues related to the business.

CM 425
Environmental Fragrancing
3 credits
This course provides a historical background in environmental fragrancing from its spiritual origins in the ancient world to its current market status. Students develop a knowledge of technical terminology and become familiar with home fragrance delivery systems and fragrance types used for environmental fragrances.

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