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Courses: Textiles and Clothing
Textiles and Clothing (TXCL)

College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources 

TXCL 101 Introduction to Textiles and Clothing (2) Introduction to the field of textiles and clothing. Standards, procedures, competencies, and resources related to career and personal goals.

TXCL 111 Aesthetics of Clothing (3) Concepts in dress and appearance and their application to individuals.

TXCL 200 Culture, Gender, and Appearance (3) Social construction of gender within culture and its visual expression through appearance. Analysis of role, identity, conformity, and deviance in human appearance. Open to nonmajors. (Cross-listed as WS 200) SS

TXCL 201 Fashion Promotion (3) Concepts and procedures in developing a retail fashion image through visual merchandising and display, publicity, special events, and fashion advertising. Careers in fashion promotion.

TXCL 205 Clothing Construction Methods (4) (3 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Principles, concepts, and procedures for quality construction and custom fitting of clothing.

TXCL 215 Block Pattern Designing (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Principles of pattern making for women's apparel through manipulation of pattern blocks. Pre: 205 or consent.

TXCL 216 Fashion Design and Sketching (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Principles and techniques of sketching the fashion figure including garment details and fabric drape. Development of a personal style of illustration. Pre: 111 or consent.

TXCL 221 Textile Fundamentals (4) (3 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Physical properties, structures, and finishes of textiles used in apparel and home furnishings. Government and agency requirements affecting textiles.

TXCL 237 Pattern Grading (3) Principles of proportionally increasing or decreasing a master pattern according to a prescribed set of body measurements. Application includes basic, intermediate, and advanced designs. Use of computerized grading program. Pre: 215.

TXCL 301 Fashion Theory and Marketing (3) Fashion theories and concepts and their interrelationships with the design, production, and distribution of fashion goods. Pre: either ECON 120, ECON 130, or AREC 220; and consent.

TXCL 310 Costumes of the Western World (3) Chronological study of costumes as related to culture and customs in socio-historical and contemporary contexts. Emphasis on 19th and 20th centuries. Pre: 301, HIST 151, and HIST 152; or consent.

TXCL 315 Draping (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Principles of pattern making through draping muslin models on standard garment forms. Pre: 215 or consent.

TXCL 316 Advanced Pattern Design (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Further study of flat pattern methods and industrial practices for fashion design majors. Use of CAD. Pre: 315.

TXCL 318 Fashion Illustration (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Advanced study in the illustration of the fashion figure. Personal interpretation of the techniques of fashion illustration. Use of CAD. Pre: 216 or life drawing.

TXCL 330 Advanced Construction Techniques (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Principles of advanced techniques for garment construction with emphasis on new, difficult-to-handle fabrics. Pre: 205 or consent.

TXCL 337 Small Store Fashion Retailing (3) Principles, procedures, and techniques of organizing a small fashion retail enterprise. Application of decision-making inherent in small-store merchandising. Students initiate, develop, implement, and evaluate operations of a small fashion retail store. Pre: 371 and consent.

TXCL 350 Stitchery Design and Application (V) Emphasis on design principles as applied to stitchery using a variety of techniques and raw materials. Processes and problems experienced and critiqued in a group environment. Repeatable. Pre: 205 or consent.

TXCL 370 Interior Design Fundamentals (3) Aesthetic, social, and functional aspects of selection, layout, and furnishing of home interiors; application of principles of design to family living situations. Pre: ART 101 or consent.

TXCL 371 Fashion Buying and Merchandising (3) Theories in buying and selling fashion and fashion-related merchandise. Types of retail merchandising organizations, analysis of consumer demand, selection of merchandise for resale, resident buying offices, development of a fashion image. Pre: 301 and BUS 312; or consent.

TXCL 372 Case Studies in Merchandising (2) Analysis of fashion merchandising problems, including the weighing of data, disciplined thinking, and arriving at meaningful conclusions. Case study method used. Co-requisite: 371.

TXCL 375 Merchandise Planning and Control (3) Theories, problems, and procedures of financial and assortment planning and control of merchandise inventories. Pre: 371, ACC 201, and MATH 100 (or equivalent), and TXCL program math competency test.

TXCL 401 Clothing and Society (3) Seminar in sociological, psychological, and economic implications of clothing and adornment for the individual and society. Historic and contemporary perspectives. Pre: 301 and consent.

TXCL 410 Ethnic Costumes of the World (3) Historical development and characteristic features of ethnic costumes as found in various cultures of the world. Repeatable once. Pre: 200 or consent.

TXCL 416 Costumes of East Asia (3) Historical development and characteristic features of traditional and folk costumes and fabrics of China, Mongolia, Korea, Japan, Okinawa, and Vietnam. Relation to customs and culture. Pre: 216, 301, HIST 151, and HIST 152; or consent.

TXCL 418 Costumes of South and Southeast Asia (3) Historical development and characteristic features of traditional costumes and fabrics of India, Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines; customs and culture. Pre: 216, 301, HIST 151, and HIST 152; or consent.

TXCL 419 Apparel Design Studio I (3) Development of independent expression through creative designing for a ready-to-wear collection. Problem solving in the design process; includes sketching, draping, blocking, muslin proofs, complete garments, and portfolio. Studio courses must be taken in sequence. Pre: 301, 310, 316, 320, 330, and either 416 or 418; or consent.

TXCL 420 Apparel Design Studio II (V) Continuation of 419.

TXCL 430 Fashion Promotion Studio (V) Application of principles and procedures related to the promotion of fashion apparel. Preparation and presentation of fashion information through shows, displays, media, and written communications. Repeatable. Pre: consent.

TXCL 471 Textiles and Apparel in International Market (3) Theories, concepts, problems relevant to international trade of textiles and apparel products. Defines scope and challenge of international market with regard to textile and apparel products. Pre: 371 or consent.

TXCL 491 Topics in Textiles and Clothing (V) Study and discussion of special topics, problems. Offered by staff and visiting faculty. Repeatable.

TXCL 492 Internship (4) Integration and application of academic knowledge and critical skills emphasizing professional development. Placement with an approved cooperating supervisor/employer. Pre: senior standing and consent.

TXCL 496 Fashion Field Study (V) Study tours to various centers of the world to examine historical and modern apparel and textiles. Merchandising and design methods and operations examined. Repeatable. Pre: consent.

TXCL 499 Directed Reading and Research (V) Pre: consent.

TXCL 699 Directed Reading and Research (V) Pre: consent and graduate standing.

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