Textile And Apparel Management (T_A_M)

T_A_M 1200: Basic Concepts of Apparel Design and Production

Introduction to design techniques, coordination of fabric with design, selection of support materials, and basic understanding of garment assembly operations.

Credit Hours: 3


T_A_M 1300: Softgoods Retailing

Surveys merchandising and retailing principles with specific applications to the softgoods industry.

Credit Hours: 3


T_A_M 2100: Presentation Techniques for Merchandising

This class explores Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign) as a tool for presentation techniques within the field of fashion merchandising.

Credit Hour: 1-3


T_A_M 2120: Professional Seminar

Exploration of issues in professional activity/success including: evaluating opportunities, oral and written communication for presenting oneself, the articulation of professional/private life, and professional ethics.

Credit Hour: 1


T_A_M 2200: Science of Textiles

Fundamental concepts of textiles. Chemical composition, molecular arrangement, and physical structure of natural and manufactured fibers. Yarn and fabric manufacturing and various finishing techniques. Impacts of such characteristics and techniques on function, performance, and quality. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3


T_A_M 2280: Apparel Production

Introduction to sewn products industry applications in which students assemble sample garments and products on industrial equipment. Order of operations is emphasized and industry specific software is introduced.

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites or Corequisites: T_A_M 1200 and T_A_M 2200


T_A_M 2300: Retail Finance and Merchandise Control

Emphasizes assortment and financial planning utilizing computer applications in the retail environment. Math Reasoning Proficiency Course.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: T_A_M 1300 or MRKTNG 3000, MATH 1100
Recommended: computer familiarity


T_A_M 2380: Integrated Apparel Design and Production I

A beginning apparel product development course integrating pattern-making, apparel assembly decision-making and materials selection. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: T_A_M 2280 or instructor's consent


T_A_M 2400: Global Consumers

This course uses consumer behavior and cultural frameworks, integrated with critical and creative thinking processes to develop global perspective that is sensitive to diverse consumers' needs and preferences for products and services in the global marketplace. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3


T_A_M 2480: Apparel and Textile Presentation Techniques

Apparel and textile presentation processes. Introduction to a range of traditional and innovative presentation techniques using various media. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites or Corequisites: T_A_M 2380


T_A_M 2500: Social Appearance in Time and Space

An investigation of the motives and meanings that individuals negotiate through the use of dress in presenting themselves as players in complex social contexts. The emphasis is on cross-cultural, historical, and contemporary settings.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ENGLSH 1000


T_A_M 2520: History of Western Dress

Surveys the history of Western dress from prehistory through the 18th Century.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ENGLSH 1000


T_A_M 2580: Digital Textile and Apparel Applications

Use of computer aided design technology to create designs for textiles and apparel. Includes portfolio development. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites or Corequisites: T_A_M 2480 or instructor's consent


T_A_M 2810: Think Global: Fundamentals of Globalization and Digital Technologies

(same as GERMAN 3510, PEA_ST 2810, and JOURN 3510). This interdepartmental course serves as one of the core seminars for students pursuing the undergraduate Certificate in Digital Global Studies. The course focuses on the impact of technological change and globalization on cultures around the world from various interdisciplinary perspectives. The course is open to students in any discipline. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3


T_A_M 2810H: Think Global: Fundamentals of Globalization and Digital Technologies - Honors

(same as GERMAN 3510H and JOURN 3510H). This interdepartmental course serves as the introductory seminar for students pursuing the Certificate of Digital Global Studies. The course focuses on the impact of technological change and globalization on cultures around the world from various interdisciplinary perspectives.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required. Restricted to non-Journalism students. Journalism students should enroll in Journalism sides of this course


T_A_M 3001: Recent Trends in Textiles and Apparel Management

For upper-class students who wish additional knowledge and understanding in specific subject matter areas.

Credit Hour: 1-3


T_A_M 3110: Textiles and Apparel in the Global Economy

Economic, social, and political dimensions of the textile complex and trade in a global economy; implications for production, distribution, and consumption of products.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: 6 hours of economics


T_A_M 3200: Softgoods Quality Evaluation

Examination and evaluation of fabric and apparel structures with emphasis on principles of advanced textile performance and quality analysis. Includes end-use characteristics; price/quality relationships; textile and apparel product standards and specifications; and standard test methods to evaluate comfort, performance, and function of sewn products. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: T_A_M 2200


T_A_M 3210: Computer Aided Design

Use of computer aided design technology to create designs for textiles and apparel.

Credit Hours: 3


T_A_M 3300: Retail and Merchandising Analysis

This course provides an opportunity to apply the concepts of merchandise planning, financial control, and promotions to real life buying situations. It will employ Problem Based Learning, approach that will allow students to learn through engagement in real problems. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: T_A_M 2300


T_A_M 3380: Integrated Apparel Design and Production II

An intermediate apparel product development course integrating pattern-making, apparel assembly decision-making and materials selection. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: T_A_M 2380


T_A_M 3480: Technical Design

Technical product development for the global sewn products industry. Graded on A-F only basis.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites or Corequisites: T_A_M 3380 and T_A_M 3281
Prerequisites: T_A_M 3480


T_A_M 3520: 19th and 20th Century Western Dress

A study of nineteenth and twentieth century Western dress as influenced by time, place, and culture. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ENGLSH 1000. Restricted to Textile and Apparel Management majors only


T_A_M 3700: MultiChannel Retailing in the Digital World

Overview of various channels of retail distribution including catalogs, e-commerce, and broadcast formats. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: junior standing


T_A_M 3800: Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

This course covers the fundamental principles, practices, and procedures of entrepreneurship in a step-by-step approach, and generates a final business plan. It delves into identifying viable target market through research, appealing to and securing customers, selecting a location, recruiting and retailing great employees and determining how much stock to carry and how to sell it. This course is designed for those who want to consider starting their own retail businesses, but not limited to those who want to reassess the direction of their existing businesses, or to those who want to build tangible as well as intangible entrepreneurial skill sets for their corporate careers. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3


T_A_M 4001: Topics in Textiles and Apparel Management

Selected current topics in field of interest.

Credit Hour: 1-99


T_A_M 4085: Problems in Textiles and Apparel Management

Selected current problems in field of interest.

Credit Hour: 1-99
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


T_A_M 4087: Seminar in Textiles and Apparel Management

Reports and discussion of recent work in area of concentration.

Credit Hour: 1-4


T_A_M 4100: Electronic Commerce Applications

Integration of theory, design, management, and application processes used in Electronic Commerce.

Credit Hours: 3


T_A_M 4110: Global Sourcing

Global sourcing refers to how and where manufactured goods or components will be procured. In today's global softgoods industry, sourcing has become a major competitive strategy for both manufacturers and retailers. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: junior standing


T_A_M 4130: Supply Chain Management

This course examines how the supply chain management can be used to gain a competitive advantage in the softgoods industry.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: junior standing


T_A_M 4300: Softgoods Brand Management and Promotion

Management of branded product lines produced by textile and apparel firms; strategic implications of the development of brand equity toward increasing customer loyalty.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: junior standing


T_A_M 4400: The Clothing/Textile Consumer: Research and Analysis

Examines the effects of economic, social and marketing factors on the clothing consumption process. Legislative and quality issues related to clothing and textiles are also discussed.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: 3 hours of merchandising or marketing or microeconomics; 3 hours in statistics


T_A_M 4480: Creativity and Problem Solving

Exploration of the creative process and sources of inspiration. Emphasis on research, design development for a variety of markets. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites or Corequsites: T_A_M 3380.

Credit Hours: 3


T_A_M 4549: International Experiential Learning in Textiles and Apparel

International experience of textile and apparel management, including visitation of foreign industries, government agencies, and cultural/historical sites. Destination may vary. Course may be repeated up to 3 times. Graded on S/U basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-99
Prerequisites: instructor's consent; Minimum GPA of 2.5


T_A_M 4810: Case Studies in an Inter/Multicultural World

(same as GERMAN 4810, PEA_ST 4810). This inter-departmental course examines the ways in which people across the globe are affected every day by an unprecedented array of linkages that defy geographic and political boundaries. Also serves as one of the seminars for the certificate in Digital Global Studies. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3


T_A_M 4949: Field Training in Textiles and Apparel Management

Practical aspects of internship experience coordinated with the university curriculum. Available for various areas of emphasis.

Credit Hour: 1-99
Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA, T_A_M 2120, instructor's consent, and necessary prerequisite for area of emphasis


T_A_M 4960: Readings in Textiles and Apparel Management

Selected current readings in field of interest.

Credit Hour: 1-99
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


T_A_M 4980: Apparel Production Management

Integration of consumer, trend and aesthetic research to develop and produce a competitive apparel product line using a multifunctional team approach. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites or Corequisites: T_A_M 3480 or T_A_M 4480


T_A_M 4990: Retail Marketing and Merchandising

Analytical management techniques appropriate for evaluation of retailing productivity. Emphasis on the use of these techniques and others in the development of a comprehensive retail marketing strategy.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: T_A_M 2300, ACCTCY 2036, MRKTNG 3000


T_A_M 4998: Experiential Learning in Textiles and Apparel

This course is designed to provide students with hands-on-experiences in the softgood industry. The purpose is to link classroom learning to business cultural centers, museums, workshops, and /or service learning opportunities achieved through experiential study. Additional field study fees might be applicable, depending on experience. May be repeated for credit. Graded on S/U basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent and minimum GPA of 2.5


T_A_M 7001: Topics in Clothing and Textiles

Selected current topics in field of interest.

Credit Hour: 1-99


T_A_M 7085: Problems in Clothing and Textiles

Selected current readings in field of interest.

Credit Hour: 1-99
Prerequisites: 3000-level course in field of problems and instructor's consent


T_A_M 7087: Seminar in Clothing and Textiles

Reports and discussion of recent work in area of concentration.

Credit Hour: 1-99


T_A_M 7110: Global Sourcing

Global sourcing refers to how and where manufactured goods or components will be procured. In today's global softgoods industry, sourcing has become a major competitive strategy for both manufacturers and retailers.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: T_A_M 3110 or T_A_M 9100


T_A_M 7140: Web-Based Marketing Research

This project-oriented course will focus on principles of marketing research applicable to textile/apparel online environments. Students will learn how to develop, utilize, and analyze web-based research.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: 3 hours of statistics


T_A_M 7300: Branding

Management of branding product lines produced by textile and apparel firms; strategic implications of the development of brand equity toward increasing customer loyalty.

Credit Hours: 3


T_A_M 7960: Readings in Clothing and Textiles

Readings in recent research material in textiles and/or clothing.

Credit Hour: 1-99
Prerequisites: 20 hours in Textile and Apparel Management, and instructor's consent


T_A_M 7980: Softgoods Product Development

Integration of consumer, trend and aesthetic research to develop and produce a competitive apparel product line using a multi-functional team approach.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites or Corequisites: T_A_M 3480 or T_A_M 4480


T_A_M 7990: Retail Marketing and Merchandising

Analytical management techniques appropriate for evaluation of retailing productivity. Emphasis on the use of these techniques and others in the development of a comprehensive retail marketing strategy.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: T_A_M 2300, ACCTCY 2036, MRKTNG 3000


T_A_M 7999: International Experiential Learning in Textiles and Apparel

Investigation of the complex interaction of manufacturing, marketing, and merchandising in the apparel industry, achieved through instructional and experiential study. Includes international or domestic study trip. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-9


T_A_M 8000: Readings in Textiles and Apparel Management

Readings in recent research material in textiles and/or clothing.

Credit Hour: 1-99
Prerequisites: 20 hours in Textile and Apparel Management, and instructor's consent


T_A_M 8001: Topics in Clothing and Textiles

Selected current topics in field of interest.

Credit Hour: 1-99


T_A_M 8085: Problems in Textiles and Apparel Management

Selected current readings in field of interest.

Credit Hour: 1-99
Prerequisites: 4000-level course in field of problem and instructor's consent


T_A_M 8087: Seminar in Clothing and Textiles

Reports and discussion of recent work in area of concentration.

Credit Hour: 1-99


T_A_M 8090: Research in Clothing and Textiles

Independent research leading to a thesis. Report required. Graded on S/U basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-99


T_A_M 8130: Supply Chain Management in the Global Softgoods Industry

This course examines supply chain management strategies to gain a competitive advantages in the global softgoods industry.

Credit Hours: 3


T_A_M 8190: Survey of Research in Textile and Apparel Management

A survey of current research in textiles and apparel management. Underlying theory, research design and empirical techniques will be analyzed and critiqued.

Credit Hour: 1-6
Prerequisites: hours in Statistics and 3 hours in Research Methods


T_A_M 8410: Applied Research Procedures and Analyses in Textiles and Apparel

Investigation of applied research techniques and analyses used in the field of Textile and Apparel Management.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: 3 credits of merchandising, marketing, or microeconomics; 3 credits in computer science and 3 credits in statistics


T_A_M 8500: Qualitative Social Research Methods

Focus is on the philosophical differences inherent in an interpretivist versus a positivist approach to social research, the strategies and methods of qualitative research, and qualitative research design and criticism. May be repeated twice.

Credit Hours: 3


T_A_M 8510: Perspectives of 19th and 20th Century Dress

A study of nineteenth and twentieth century western dress as influenced by time, place, and culture.

Credit Hours: 3


T_A_M 8600: Sustainable Softgoods: Global Policies and Practices

This course examines sustainability in the soft goods industry in the context of cultural, economic, environmental, social, and technological policies and procedures of soft goods industries. Includes ethics, government policies international labor standards, environmental regulations, company priorities, consumer responsibilities, economic impact, and worker rights. The importance of establishing leadership for social change will be incorporated. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3


T_A_M 8960: Readings in Clothing and Textiles

Readings in recent research material in textiles and/or clothing.

Credit Hour: 1-99
Prerequisites: graduate standing, 20 hours in Textile and Apparel Management, and instructor's consent


T_A_M 9001: Topics in Clothing and Textiles

Selected current topics in field of interest.

Credit Hour: 1-99


T_A_M 9085: Problems in Textiles and Apparel Management

Selected current readings in field of interest.

Credit Hour: 1-99
Prerequisites: 4000-level course in field of problem and instructor's consent


T_A_M 9087: Seminar in Clothing and Textiles

Reports and discussion of recent work in area of concentration.

Credit Hour: 1-99


T_A_M 9090: Research in Textiles and Apparel Management

Independent research leading to dissertation. Graded on a S/U basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-99


T_A_M 9190: Theory Development and Evaluation in Textile and Apparel Research

This class examines and analyzes extant theories in textiles and apparel research in systemic manner to be able to construct new theories. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3


T_A_M 9500: Cloth and the Human Experience

Examines the social context of dress and other intimate manifestations of daily life using culture as the level of analysis.

Credit Hours: 3


T_A_M 9510: Textile History Seminar

Investigation of research in textile and costume history with emphasis on developing questions, methods of analysis and interpretation appropriate for data sources used.

Credit Hours: 3


T_A_M 9960: Readings in Clothing and Textiles

Readings in recent research material in textiles and/or clothing.

Credit Hour: 1-99
Prerequisites: 20 hours in Textile and Apparel Management, and instructor's consent