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TMD 103 Textile Products (3)
Product knowledge in design, manufacturing, and merchandising within the textile complex.  Emphasis on domestic and international issues.  Survey of careers in business, industry, government and research.

TMD 113 Color Science (3)
The science of color: light and its interaction with objects and color vision. Color explained, mixed, measured, described, and reproduced (paints, dyes, photography, TV). Color in the natural world. Meets General Education Natural Science requirements for many majors. Check out the syllabus

TMD 126 Introduction to Design (3)
Elements and principles of design as applied to textiles, apparel, and interiors. Overview of historical design movements. Design vocabulary.

TMD 222 Apparel Production (3)
Elements and principles of design as applied to textiles, apparel, and interiors. Overview of historical design movements. Design vocabulary.Analysis of apparel construction and production; current industrial and technological developments. Discussion of sizing and quality standards with emphasis on identification of fabrics, garment styles, findings, and trims. Pre: TMD 103

TMD 224 Culture, Dress and Appearance (3)
Analysis of social psychological and cultural factors in the creation, maintenance and use of human appearance.  Focus on dress and appearance as a communication system from cross-cultural and international perspectives.  Meets General Education requirements for (FC) and (S) [D].

TMD 225 Apparel I (4)
Principles of garment production as related to construction, fit, performance, quality, and cost. Construction techniques, sizing, material evaluation and assembly management. Quality analysis and introduction to computer-aided design.

TMD 226 Interior Design I (3)
Physical, social, psychological, economic and aesthetic aspects required of interiors for single and multiple dwellings; interactive functions of residential and commercial spaces; elements and principles of design. Pre: ART 101 or 207 or ARH 120 or 251 or 252, TMD 103 and 126.

TMD 232 Fashion Retailing (3)
A comprehensive study of fashion retailing as an operating system. Examination of the strategies and the organizational structure which support the fashion retail system.

TMD 240 Development of Contemporary Fashion (3)
History of contemporary fashion from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. Influence of designers, buyers, consumers, and technology on fashion in the marketplace. Pre: TMD 103 and sophomore standing

TMD 303 Textile Science (3)
The primary textile industry today: the science and technology of fibers, yarn and fabric manufacture, dyeing printing and finishing. Pre: Students must be admitted to the degree-granting college (HSS) as TMD or TM majors

TMD 313 Textile Science Laboratory (1)
Laboratory exercises in fiber identification, fabric analysis, fabric performance testing, dyeing and finishing. Pre: concurrent enrollment in TMD 303

TMD 327 Apparel Design (3)
Design principles as applied to contemporary clothing with emphasis on various age groups and special populations. Laboratory experiences concentrate on the creative process and development of illustrative techniques. Pre:ART 101 or 207 or ARH 120 or 251 or 252 and TMD 126, 222 or 325.

TMD 332 Fashion Merchandise Buying (3)
The theory of fashion merchandising and its application to basic retailing procedures, the responsibility of the buyer, and procedures used to determine consumer demand, merchandise selection, and pricing. Pre: TMD 103, 232 and 224

TMD 335 Apparel II (4)
Application of flat pattern design and draping techniques. Special emphasis on computer-aided design application as related to sizing, sloper development, and pattern drafting. Creative laboratory processes from design to finished product. Pre: TMD 325 or permission

TMD 342 Fashion Study Tour (1)
Students spend two weeks overseas during intersession studying the apparel and/or interior furnishings market in London and Paris. Lectures and tours by designers, manufacturers, and retailers. Students may register once in apparel and once in interior furnishings. Travel costs are extra.

TMD 346 Computer-Aided Textile and Apparel Design (3)

Development and production of textile and apparel designs and patterns using selected computer software packages. Implications for use in the apparel industry. (Lec. 1, Lab. 4) Pre: 327 or permission of instructor.

TMD 358 Weaving (3)
Introduction to hand weaving, including on-loom and off-loom techniques. Designing, drafting, warping, and finishing of various types of weaves. Students complete samplers and projects.

TMD 361, 362 Special Problems (1-4)
Open to qualified juniors and seniors who wish to do advanced work with a faculty member. (Independent Study).  Pre: approval by instructor and chairperson.  May be repeated for a maximum of six credits

TMD 402 Seminar in Textiles and Clothing (1-2)
Recent development sin manufacturing, marketing, and retailing of textile products. Discussion of fashion issues and impact on consumer. Lectures by speakers from business, industry, and government. (Spring 2014: "Fashion and Textiles in the Digital Age")

TMD 403 Textile Performance (3)
Analysis of textiles using test methods and standards adopted by government, industry, and buyers to insure consumer satisfaction. Interpretation of test data in relation to consumer expectations and performance claims. Pre: TMD 303

TMD 413 Dyeing and Finishing of Textiles (3)
Study of chemical and physical interactions of dyes and finishes with textile fiber/fabric systems. Evaluation of application techniques. Detection and evaluation of problems resulting from dyeing and finishing. Pre: TMD303 or permssion

TMD 424 Fashion Theory and Analysis (3)
Evaluation of principles, theories, and recent investigations of the fashion process, in order to develop analytical skills to anticipate consumer behavior related to clothing and adornment. Application to contemporary trends. Pre: senior or graduate standing.

TMD 426 Historic and Contemporary Furniture (3)
Review of major historical styles of furniture and their influence on contemporary furniture design.  Materials, styles, and construction of contemporary furniture.  In-depth study of upholstery fabrics. Pre: TMD 103, 226

TMD 427 Portfolios and Presentations (3)
Students create design portfolios using traditional media and digital techniques.  Development of original ideas in sketches and tehcnical flats.  Pre: TMD 327 or permission.  Not for graduate credit.

TMD 432 Fashion Merchandising Operations Control (3)
Analysis of determinants of fashion merchandising profitability below gross margin; expense analysis, classification, allocating expense center accounting, and key operating ratios. Emphasis upon modification and control of selling cost ratios. Pre: TMD 232 and 332.

TMD 433 Textile Markets (3)
Study of social, economic, and political issues that affect the development, production, and marketing of textile products. Study of the textile needs of the apparel, home furnishings, industrial, and medical industries. Pre: 303 and ECN 201, 202

TMD 440 Historic Textiles (3)
Chronological study of textiles, emphasizing socioeconomic, religious, and political influences. Contribution of designers, inventors, trade groups, and industrialists. Pre: TMD 303 and 313..

TMD 441 History of Western Dress (3)
Study of Western Dress from prehistory to early 20th century and the factors that affect its design, production and use: material culture analyses of pre-twentieth century garment or accessory Pre: TMD 303 and 313.

TMD 442 Fashion Promotion (3)
Emphasis on understanding and applying the principles of fashion retailing communication. Evaluation and application of effective promotional activities such as visual merchandising and fashion shows to trade and retail levels of fashion merchandising. Pre: TMD 126, 232 and 332 or permission.

TMD 452 Consumer Behavior in Fashion Retailing (3)
Use by fashion retailing management of explanatory and predictive models of consumer behavior relating to fashion merchandising in establishing retail policy and strategy.Pre: TMD 232 and 332 or permission.

TMD 461,  462 Internship (1-6)
Students gain experience in industrial and commercial positions within the broad field of textiles, under the supervision of a faculty advisor.  See the pages on TMD internships for more details and how to organize and register.

TMD 500 Ethnic Dress and Textiles (3)
Survey of regional styles of dress and textiles from all areas of the world, excluding fashionable dress. Influence of social, economic, technological, and aesthetic factors. Pre: TMD 224 or equivalent, TMD 440, 441

TMD 503 Topics in Textile Science (3)
Advanced study in an area of textile science. One topic will be studied from a list that includes dyeing finishing, printing, polymer and fiber chemistry, dye chemistry, and color science. Pre: graduate standing, TMD 303 or equivalent, or permission.

TMD 510 Research Methods in Textiles (3)
Application of research methodology to the study of textiles and clothing. Approach is multidisciplinary in that experimental, social science, and historic methods are covered. Pre: graduate standing, or permission.

TMD 513 Detergency (3)
Study of composition and function of surfactants and additives in laundry detergents for home, industrial and institutional applications; effect of fabric, water and soil on cleaning; evaluation of laundry products. Pre: graduate standing, TMD 303 or equivalent, or permission.

TMD 518 (520) Introduction to Textile Conservation (3)
Survey of methods used to analyze, clean, repair, store and exhibit historic textiles and apparel. Laboratory experience in conservation practices.  Pre: a textile science course, an historic textiles or costume course, or permission.

TMD 528 Cleaning Historic Textiles
Application of aqueous and solvent cleaning treatments used by textile conservatorson historic and ethnographic textiles and apparel.  Pre: TMD 518 and concurrent enrollment in TMD 513, or permission.

TMD 524 Cultural Aspects of Dress (3)
Seminar in social, psychological, and cultural aspects of dress.  Symbolic interaction, other dress-relevant theories concerning individual motivation and group interaction, the anthropology of dress and cultural studies are covered.

TMD 530 Historic Textile Internship (2-4)
Supervised internship designed to introduce the student to management of textile and costume collections in a museum or historical society setting. Individually designed to suit student needs - conservation, education, and research.

TMD 538 Repair and Stabilization. (3)
Study of repair and stabilization practices used by texile conservators;evaluation of materaisls and techniques for treating damagesed objects.  Pre: TMD 518, experience in textile conservation, or permission

TMD 540 Special Problems in Textiles and Clothing (3)
Supervised independent study in specific areas of textiles and clothing. Pre: permission. May be repeated once.

TMD 548 Exhibition and Storage of Historic Textiles (3)
Study of how light, temperature, humidity and stress affect textiles and apparel; review of exhibition and storage techniques and materials; preparation of an exhibition for the Textile Gallery. Pre: TMD 518, experience in textile conservation and exhibition, or permission

TMD 558 ( 521) Topics in Textile Conservation
(1-3) Investigation of textile conservation theory and methodology. Some topics will include laboratory assignments. Pre: TMD 518 or experience in textile conservation, and permission.  May be repeated with different topic

TMD 568 ( 522) Special Problems in Textile Conservation (1-3)
Supervised independent studies on specific textile conservation projects or research. Pre: TMD 518 or experience in textile conservation, and permission.  May be repeated up to 6 credits.

TMD 570 Topics in Historic Textiles or Costume (3)
Advanced study in a particular area of historic textiles or costume using artifactual and documentary primary sources. Use of historic textile and costume collection. 

TMD 599 Master's Thesis Research
Number of credits is determined each semester in consultation with the major professor or program committee. S/U credit.