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Courses in Textiles and Clothing (TXC)

Questions pertaining to the following courses should be directed to the instructor or to the Division of Textiles and Clothing. See also courses in Fiber and Polymer Science.

Lower Division

6. Introduction to Textiles (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Introduction to the structure and properties of textiles. Consumer use and fabric characteristics are emphasized. GE credit: SciEng |SE, SL, VL.—F. (F.) Sun

7. Style and Cultural Studies (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; discussion/laboratory—1 hour. The multiple and overlapping influences of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and class on constructions of identity and community are explored through the study of style in popular culture and everyday life. Continuity and change in clothing and appearance styles are interpreted. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | AH or SS, VL, WC, WE.—W. (W.) Kaiser

8. The Textile and Apparel Industries (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Textile and apparel industries including fashion theory, production, distribution, and consumption of textile goods. GE credit: SocSci, Div | SS.

92. Internship in Textiles and Clothing (1-12)

Internship—3-36 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Work experience off campus in a textiles or clothing-related area. Supervision by a member of the Textiles and Clothing faculty. (P/NP grading only.)

98. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

99. Special Study for Lower Division Students (1-5)

(P/NP grading only.)

Upper Division

107. Social and Psychological Aspects of Clothing (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Sociology 2. Social and cognitive factors influencing management and perception of personal appearance in everyday life. Concepts and methods appropriate to the study of meaning of clothes in social and cultural contexts. GE credit: SocSci, Div, Wrt |  SS, VL, WE.—F. (F.) 

162. Textile Fabrics (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 6. Properties of fabrics as related to serviceability, comfort, and appearance. GE credit: SciEng | SE, VL.—W. (W.) Pan

162L. Textile Fabrics Laboratory (1)

Laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 162 (may be taken concurrently). Laboratory methods and procedures employed in studying properties of textile fabrics as related to serviceability, comfort, and appearance. GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE, VL, WE.—W. (W.) Pan

163. Textile Coloration and Finishing (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 6, Fiber and Polymer Science 110, or Chemistry 8B. Basic principles of textile dyeing, printing, and finishing; color theory; structure, properties, and application of dyes and finishes; factors affecting application and fastness; maintenance of dyed and finished textiles. GE credit: SciEng | SE, VL.—S. (S.) Sun

163L. Textile Coloration and Finishing Laboratory (1)

Laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 163 (may be taken concurrently). Demonstrates various aspects of dyeing, printing, and finishing of textile substrates including the effect of fiber and finish type, and physical and chemical variables on dyeing and finishing processes and on the properties of the resultant textile. GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE, SL, WE.—S. (S.) Sun

164. Principles of Apparel Production (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 6 or 8. Overview of characteristics, technology, processes, and research in apparel manufacturing industries including study of government statistics, material utilization and fabrication, mechanization, management, and production engineering. GE credit: SocSci | OL, SS, VL.

165. Textile Processes (3)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 6. Physical processes involved in the production of textiles from the individual fiber to the finished fabric. Includes spinning, texturing, yarn formation, weaving preparation, weaving and knitting, tufting and fabric finishing. GE credit: SciEng | SE.

171. Clothing Materials Science (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory/discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 6, 8, and senior standing. The properties, characterization, and performance evaluation of clothing materials and structures for specific functional applications. Principles and methods related to wetting and transport properties, fabric hand and aesthetic properties, clothing comfort, and material and assembly technology. GE credit: SciEng | SE, VL.—W. (W.) Hsieh

173. Principles of Fashion Marketing (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 8, Economics 1A, Agricultural and Resource Economics 113 or 136. Study of basic elements of fashion marketing including philosophy and objectives, organization, merchandising, pricing, promotion and personnel. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: SocSci | SS, VL.—S. 

174. Introduction to World Trade in Textiles and Clothing (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 8. Structure of the global fiber/textile/apparel complex and its distribution patterns with an overview of political, economic and technological factors that are changing these industries and their markets. GE credit: SocSci, Div |  SS, WC.—W. (W.) 

180A-180B. Introduction to Research in Textiles (2-2)

Laboratory—6 hours. Prerequisite: senior standing with textile-related major, and consent of instructor. Senior thesis on independent problems. Research begun in course 180A will be continued and completed in course 180B. (Deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.) GE credit: SocSci | SS, WE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

192. Internship in Textiles and Clothing (1-12)

laboratory—3-36 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Work-learn experience off campus in a textiles or clothing-related area. Supervision by a member of the Textiles and Clothing faculty. (P/NP grading only.)

197T. Tutoring in Textiles and Clothing (1-5)

Discussion/laboratory—3-15 hours. Prerequisite: upper division textiles-related major and consent of instructor. Tutoring of students in Textiles and Clothing courses. Assistance with discussion groups and laboratory sections under supervision of instructor. May be repeated for credit if tutoring another textiles course. (P/NP grading only.)

198. Directed Group Study (1-5)

(P/NP grading only.)

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

(P/NP grading only.)


230. Behavioral Science Concepts in Textiles (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 107, upper division or graduate course in statistics (e.g., Agricultural Management and Rangeland Resources 120) and one in a behavioral science (e.g., Psychology 145). Examination of theories and research concerning relationships between clothing and human behavior with emphasis on research techniques, including methods of measuring clothing variables. Offered in alternate years.—Kaiser

290. Seminar (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Critical review of selected topics of current interest in textiles. (S/U grading only.)—F, W. (F, W.)

290C. Research Conference (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing; consent of instructor. Individual faculty members meet with their graduate students. Critical presentations of original research are made by graduate students. Research activities are planned. Discussions are led by major professors for their research groups. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

293. Recent Advances in Textiles (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: two upper division courses in Textiles and Clothing or consent of instructor. Critical reading and evaluation on selected topics of current interest in textiles. Multidisciplinary aspects of the topics selected will be stressed. May be repeated for credit.—(W.)

298. Group Study (1-5)

299. Research (1-12)

(S/U grading only.)


396. Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4)

Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

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