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Course Syllabus

Course: COSB 1100

Division: Business and Applied Tech
Department: Services Technology
Title: Basic Barbering Theory

Semester Approved: Spring 2021
Five-Year Review Semester: Fall 2025
End Semester: Fall 2026

Catalog Description: This course presents barbering theory for the following subjects: history of barbering, barber implements, tools and equipment, shaving and facial design, men's styling, and haircutting.

Semesters Offered: TBA
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 3; Lecture: 3; Lab: 0
Clock/Hour Requirements: 45

Corequisites: COSB 1000, COSB 1005, and COSB 1015

Justification: This course is required by the State Cosmetology Board to prepare students in cosmetology/barbering theory and practices. The course content will help prepare students to take the National Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology License Examination (NIC test).

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will list safety precautions to follow during all client services, explain hazardous material safety procedures and will identify the principles of prevention. Students will be assessed by the instructor through written assignments, practical assignments, discussions, and/or quizzes.

Students will understand the basic theory of men's hair design, straight razor shaving, men's haircutting and beard design. Students will be assessed by the instructor through written assignments, practical assignments, discussions, and/or exams.

Students will be able to use the appropriate tools and methods to perform all the services related to the cosmetology/barbering profession. Students will be assessed through written assignments, practical assignments, team projects, and/or exams.

Course objectives will be accomplished by providing students with learning experiences in the following subject areas:

-client consultation
-recognizing barbering implements
-use of clippers, guards and straight razors
-selecting proper implements for cutting all hair types
-performing taper cuts with and without the use of guards
-proper use of shaving strokes
-beard trimming to match facial shape
-cutting hair with various implements for style cuts
-use of first aid for cuts, burns, and other emergencies
-safety measures for all techniques in nails, facials, coloring, cutting, and chemical relaxing.

We strive to introduce all students to the procedures performed in the beauty industry and allow them to express their differences and cultures through creative projects and group activities. The course is designed to empower and foster talent in all students, including groups traditionally underrepresented in this career, and to move beyond stereotypes.

Key Performance Indicators:
Written assignments 0 to 20%

Hands-on application/participation 30 to 50%

Quizzes and exams 30 to 50%

Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Milady's Standard Textbook of Cosmetology Revised, current edition, Milady Publishing Company, Albany, NY

Supplemental materials may be required

Pedagogy Statement:
Teaching methods may include lecture, class discussion, group work, demonstration, and the incorporation of low-stakes assignments.

In this course, instructors will strive to connect with students on a personal level by spending multiple hours daily with this group of students. Students will also be encouraged to make connections in order to foster an inclusive classroom atmosphere. This may be accomplished through group assignments. Students will rotate until everyone has had the opportunity to work together.

Instructional Mediums:

Maximum Class Size: 8
Optimum Class Size: 6