Apparel Merchandising / Interior Design | International Textiles & Apparel Trade
H404 | 0534 | Jung

Meeting Day and Time: M, W 2:30-3:45

Course Description and Content

This course seeks to help the student
(1) gain an understanding of the broad economic,
political, social and cultural dimensions of the
U.S. and international production, trade and
consumption of textile and apparel products;
(2) gain an overview of the competitive status
of the U.S. textile and apparel sectors and
to consider the domestic complex within the
context of the global economy;
(3) examine factors that influence supply
and demand in the textile and apparel
sectors--with application for manufacturers,
retailers, and consumers, and
(4) analyze major global and national trends
in production, consumption, and trade of
textile/apparel products which have had a
significant impact on both the U.S. and
international textile complex.  This course,
intended for those who have had previous courses
related to the fashion business, seeks to develop
the student's knowledge and understanding of the
different dimensions of the soft goods chain on
both the U.S. and international level.

Required Texts and Readings

Dickerson, K.D.  (1999).  Textiles and Apparel
in the Global Economy.  New York:
Macmillan Publishing Company (3rd Edition)

Outline Course Requirements

(1) There will be three exams (two midterms and one final)
(2) Each student must do article reviews pertaining to
class project and current events in global trade issues
of textiles and apparel.
(3) Each student will be expected to select an international
company to research and a product to import or export to/from
the U.S.  This will be a combined final project with the semester
article reviews.

Other Comments

Prerequisites:  AMID203, Bus M300, and Econ E202