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Fall 2012

Fashion Merchandising Mgmt Courses:

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FBM115 - Principles of Textiles
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines natural and man-made fibers, yarns, fabric construction, color application, finishes, performance and maintenance. Spring only.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate each of the following skills through written papers, tests, projects, and oral reports:

1.Identify a minimum of 15 different fibers, weaves, bonds, knits and knots and understand important factors when selecting textiles for various uses by completing all of the assignments presented.
2.Define the general characteristics of fiber families, yarns, fabrication methods, color applications, fabric finishes, care of textiles, and how each relates to fabric appearance and the ultimate use by scoring at least 70% competency on EACH unit test.*
3.Create a hands-on product, following specific project directions, that demonstrates an understanding of textiles.
4.Identify textile legislation as to the selection and care of textile products, and environmental and human rights issues by scoring at least 70% competency on EACH unit test.
5.Explain the uses of textiles within and outside the clothing industry and job opportunities in this field by writing 5 video review critiques.
6.Write weekly journal entries and complete Internet research assignments related to the topic discussed in class.
7.Participate in one committee, as assigned, in the annual college fashion show.
8.Write thank you notes and required reports for special projects as assigned.
9.Students will identify and apply the introductory use of sewing equipment, software and tools of Fashion Industry.

* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

Content Outline:
I.Overview of the Textile Industry
C.Economic Contributions
D.Influencing Factors

II.Indepth Study of the Production Generic and Trade Names
Characteristics, Uses and Care of the Numerous Fibers.
B.Man Made

III.Production, Uses, Characteristics, and Effects of the Various
Yarn Systems.

IV.Fabric Production--Including Fabric Names, Characteristics,
Uses and Care.
C.Other Techniques

V.Textile Dying and Printing Techniques

Effective Term: Fall 2012