Apparel Merchandising / Interior Design | Introduction to Apparel and Textiles
H100 | 0515 | Rowold

Meeting Day and Time  M, W, 4:00-5:15

Course Description and Content

This course will focus on the origins and motives of dress, the
interdisciplinary study of apparel and textiles, and introduction
to apparel and textile research.  In addition, investigation of
careers in the textile and apparel industry will be discussed.

Required Texts and Readings

Sproles, G. B. and Burns. L. D., Changing Appearances:
Understanding Dress in Contemporary Society.  New York:
Fairchild Publications, 1994

Outline Course Requirements

The student writes a short paper (2-3 pages) based on an
interview conducted with an apparel/textile industry
professional.  There are three exams and 5 unannounced quizzes.
Each student is required to participate in 3 apparel related
research activities or complete 3 research abstracts based on
current research publications.

Other Comments

This course is required for apparel merchandising majors