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Apparel, Merchandising, Design, And Textiles (AMDT)

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105 Introductory College Seminar in Apparel, Merchandising, Design, and Textiles 1 Course Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in AMDT 108. Concepts of shared responsibility in planning and actual completion of AMDT undergraduate study.

108 Introduction to Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles 3 An introduction to apparel, textiles, merchandising and design with an emphasis on an examination of industry structures and careers.

210 [SCI] Textiles 4 (3-3) Examination of basic textile components including fibers, yarns, structure, coloration, and finishes relative to performance standards and expectations for intended use.

211 Apparel Assembly 3 (0-6) Problem solving approach to apparel and textile product assembly with emphasis on product development process.

212 Apparel Product Development 3 Course Prerequisite: AMDT 210. Examination and evaluation of ready-to-wear apparel as it applies to the retail industry; explores concepts and principles of apparel production and terminology in the apparel industry.

220 Historic Costumes and Textiles 3 Global survey of dress and textiles from prehistory to mid-1800s.

221 Historic Costume II 3 Course Prerequisite: AMDT 210 or concurrent enrollment. Overview of apparel design, designers and social history in the 20th century.

221 (Effective through Fall 2017) [M] Historic Costume II 3 Course Prerequisite: AMDT 210 or concurrent enrollment. Overview of apparel design, designers and social history in the 20th century.

230 Creating Visual Advertising in Fashion 3 Hands-on opportunity to visualize and execute cross-sector visual advertising campaigns within the commercial, editorial, and lifestyle world of fashion in advertising.

250 Principles of Merchandising 3 Course Prerequisite: AMDT 108. Concepts and functions of merchandising in apparel and textiles industries; cost, pricing, and profit; marketing and retailing strategies.

268 (368) Communicating Creative Concepts in Fashion 3 (0-6) Illustration and rendering used for fashion and costume design; drawing fashion figures and apparel; studies or composition for fashion presentation, advertising, and portfolio.

307 Consumer Behavior in Fashion 3 Course Prerequisite: AMDT 314. Concepts and theories from social sciences to consumer behavior research related to fashion and apparel marketing.

308 (208) Visual Merchandising and Promotion 3 (2-2) Course Prerequisite: AMDT 250; AMDT 268. Examination of fashion promotion components of visual display and store layout; application of principles and elements of design and concept development.

310 Advanced Apparel Assembly 4 (1-6) Course Prerequisite: AMDT 211; certified in Apparel Design. Advanced assembly techniques for a range of textiles and multi-layer garments; emphasis of high-quality execution on final products.

311 Apparel Flat Patterning and Design 3 (0-6) Course Prerequisite: AMDT 211. Flat pattern techniques for apparel patternmaking; development and creation of original design.

311 (Effective through Fall 2017) Apparel Flat Patterning and Design 3 (0-6) Course Prerequisite: AMDT 211; certified major in Apparel Design. Flat pattern techniques for apparel patternmaking; development and creation of original design.

312 Apparel Draping, Fitting, and Design 3 (0-6) Course Prerequisite: AMDT 311; certified major in Apparel Design. Exploration of draping and flat pattern techniques; fitting techniques emphasized; development and creation of original design.

314 Fashion Forecasting 3 Course Prerequisite: AMDT 210; AMDT 221; AMDT 250; AMDT 268. Developing forecasting expertise needed to work in merchandising environment; examined through influences on acceptance and rejection of apparel/textile products; analysis of the forces such as socio-cultural indicators, past and present trends that influence existing trends, and the role of fashion forecasting theory and technique method in determining future trends in fashion and related industries.

314 (Effective through Summer 2017) Fashion Forecasting 3 Course Prerequisite: AMDT 210; AMDT 221; AMDT 250; AMDT 368. Developing forecasting expertise needed to work in merchandising environment; examined through influences on acceptance and rejection of apparel/textile products; analysis of the forces such as socio-cultural indicators, past and present trends that influence existing trends, and the role of fashion forecasting theory and technique method in determining future trends in fashion and related industries.

315 [M] Textile Product Analysis 3 (2-2) Course Prerequisite: AMDT 210. Analysis of textile product characteristics including fiber, structure, finish, apparel product properties, garment performance, and overall quality assessment and assurance.

318 Merchandise Buying and Planning 3 (2-2) Course Prerequisite: AMDT 250; MATH [QUAN]; certified major in Apparel, Merchandising, and Textiles. In-depth study of apparel buying and planning, application of buying and planning principles, problem solving skill development.

408 [ARTS] Visual Analysis and Aesthetics 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. In-depth analysis of the visual interaction among apparel, accessories and the body; identifying effective visual communication.

409 Technical Apparel Design 3 (0-6) Course Prerequisite: AMDT 312; AMDT 492; certified major in Apparel Design. Advanced understanding of technical applications in apparel production, development, and construction related to modern manufacturing. Credit not granted for both AMDT 409 and 509. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

411 Advanced Apparel Design 3 (0-6) Course Prerequisite: AMDT 312; AMDT 492; senior standing; certified major in Apparel Design. Integrated application of apparel design, patternmaking principles with assembly processes to demonstrate capacity to develop and create high quality original designs.

412 Apparel Design Collection 3 (0-6) Course Prerequisite: AMDT 411; certified major in Apparel Design. Problem-solving creation and presentation of two and three-dimensional high quality original apparel and designs.

413 [CAPS] Global Sourcing 3 Course Prerequisite: ADMT 307; ADMT 318; certified major in Apparel, Merchandising, and Textiles; junior standing. Knowledge, skills, and effective solutions for textile and apparel sourcing in a global context.

413 (Effective through Fall 2017) [CAPS] [M] Global Sourcing 3 Course Prerequisite: ADMT 307; ADMT 318; certified major in Apparel, Merchandising, and Textiles; junior standing. Knowledge, skills, and effective solutions for textile and apparel sourcing in a global context.

414 Creativity: Development of Consumer Products 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing; certified major in Apparel, Merchandising, and Textiles. Processes and techniques to stimulate creativity from a multidisciplinary approach for the development of new consumer products.

417 [DIVR] Multicultural Perspectives on the Body and Dress 3 Course Prerequisite: 6 credits [S], [K], or [SSCI]; junior standing. Engagement in multidisciplinary approaches that explore the social importance of the body, gender and dress.

419 Regional Experience in Apparel/Textiles Field V 1-3 Course Prerequisite: Certified in any major. Field trips to experience the textile and apparel industry from the perspective of professionals within a wide range of careers. Additional cost associated with class. See department for details.

422 [DIVR] Fat Studies 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Examination of weight based oppression as a social justice issue with other systems of oppression based on gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation, and ability. (Crosslisted course offered as AMDT 422, WOMEN ST 422).

429 National Experience in Apparel/Textiles Field V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: Certified major in Apparel, Merchandising, and Textiles. Field trip to experience national culture integrated with the field of textiles and apparel in industry centers in the US. Additional cost associated with class. See department for details.

430 Soft Goods Supply Chain Management 3 Course Prerequisite: AMDT 318; certified major in Apparel, Merchandising, and Textiles. Stages and functional areas of soft goods supply chain management.

439 International Experience in Apparel/Textiles Field V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: Certified in any major. Field trip to experience international culture integrated with the field of textiles and apparel in industry centers worldwide. Additional cost associated with class. See department for details.

440 Organizational Leadership 3 (2-2) Application of organizational leadership principles using experiential learning models for skill transfer to industry.

450 [M] Strategy Planning and Decision Making 3 Course Prerequisite: AMDT 307; AMDT 318; certified major in Apparel, Merchandising, and Textiles. Examination and synthesis of advanced merchandising theory; strategic planning, decision-making and the role of technology in the textile and apparel industry.

460 [M] Costume Museum Management 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Skills and techniques for handling textiles and apparel artifacts in museums.

488 Internship Preparation 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 hours. Orientation and practical information for students in preparation for an internship.

490 Cooperative Education Internship V 1-6 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Course Prerequisite: AMDT 488. Experience with business, industry or government unit.

492 Computer Applications in Apparel, Textile, and Design 3 (1-4) Course Prerequisite: AMDT 268; certified major in Apparel Design. Computer-aided design techniques in fashion graphics; portfolio development and presentation.

492 (Effective through Summer 2017) Computer Applications in Apparel, Textile, and Design 3 (1-4) Course Prerequisite: AMDT 368; certified major in Apparel Design. Computer-aided design techniques in fashion graphics; portfolio development and presentation.

495 Instructional Practicum V 1-4 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 hours. Course Prerequisite: By interview only.

496 Special Event Production V 1 (0-2) to 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: AMDT 208 or 211; certified major in Apparel, Merchandising, and Textiles; by permission of instructor. Producing, exhibiting, and promoting product lines/special events or apparel, textiles and illustrations exhibits.

498 Special Topics V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Current issues, trends, and merchandising strategies in apparel and textiles.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. S, F grading.

508 Environmental and Social Issues in the Apparel Industry 3 Exploration of current environmental and social issues in the global apparel industry.

509 Technical Apparel Design 3 (0-6) Advanced understanding of technical applications in apparel production, development, and construction related to modern manufacturing. Credit not granted for both AMDT 409 and 509. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

512 Apparel Design Graduate Studio 3 Course Prerequisite: AMDT 508. Integration of consumer demand target market research with the development, application, and testing of prototype products for specific end uses.

515 Textile Product Development and Innovation 3 Apply knowledge of textile component and emerging materials/techniques to innovative textile product development. Recommended preparation: AMDT 210.

517 Theory and Methods of Culture, Gender and Dress 3 Exploration of appearance issues, theory, and research from the perspective of social science, feminist theory, postmodern and poststructural discourses.

518 Apparel Merchandising Analysis 3 Analysis of marketing and retailing strategies, trends and technological developments in relation to business and consumer aspects within a global context.

519 Research Methods 3 Analysis and understanding of research methods, exploration of thesis topic as applicable to the fields of apparel, merchandising, design and textiles.

520 Aesthetic Analysis of Fashion Design 3 In-depth analysis of apparel fashion design provided through exploration of aesthetic and human perception theories within a socio-historic context.

596 Advanced Instructional Practicum 3 Information and direction for graduate student teaching assistants seeking professional development in classroom teaching. S, F grading.

596 (Effective through Spring 2017) Advanced Instructional Practicum 3 Information and direction for graduate student teaching assistants seeking professional development in classroom teaching. S, F grading.

598 Topics in Apparel and Textiles V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 hours. Current topics in apparel and textile theory and research.

600 Special Projects or Independent Study V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent study, special projects, and/or internships. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor before enrolling in 600 credit, which cannot be used toward the core graded credits required for a graduate degree. S, F grading.

700 Master's Research, Thesis, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their master's research, thesis and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 700 credit. S, U grading.

702 Master's Special Problems, Directed Study and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master's degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. S, U grading.

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