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Summer I 2014

FTM 220 - Principles of Retailing and Supply Chain Management in Textiles
Introduction to theories and principles in fashion and textiles retailing and supply chain management including: the framework of textile retailing, textile retail strategies, textile supply chains and investigation of the strategic planning process. Emphasis placed on conducting an environmental scan, identifying and targeting the consumer, analyzing the trade area, site selection and textile product merchandise planning.

PCC 401 - Impact of Industry on the Environment and Society
Relationship of society to safety and environmental aspects of manufactured products. Quantifying manufacturing risks. Protective methods, e.g. administrative, engineering, personal, treatment, pollution prevention. Social factors, e.g. political, regulatory, legal, consumer attitudes, public policy, perceptions. Understanding complex social issues, especially situations with conflicting goals. Critical comparison of options for risk reduction, and selecting reasonable (hopefully optimal) courses of action in complex and uncertain situations. Unsolved problems of industry and society (e.g. greenhouse effect). Relationships of ethics, laws and regulations to manufacturing.

T 101 - Introduction to the College of Textiles
Introduction topics related to the College of Textiles, the textile industry, all textile curricula, advising, academic skills, team work, research and personnel involved in the college. Students will not receive credit for both USC 301 and T 101.

TMS 211 - Introduction to Fiber Science
Properties of fibers related to type and chemical structure. Fiber classification and identification. Reaction to moisture, stress-strain properties, and methods of measuring physical properties. Relationship between polymer structure, fiber properties and utilization.

TT 221 - Yarn Production and Properties I
The techniques available for manufacturing yarns from staple fibers. A review of yarn numbering and fiber properties. The principles involved in opening, cleaning, blending, drafting, twisting and winding. Short and long staple spinning systems including a review of opening and cleaning lines, carding, draw frames, roving frames and different spinning machines. Filament yarn processing.

TT 305 - Introduction to Nonwoven Products and Processes
Fiber web/nonwoven fabrics produced directly from fibers or their precursors. Physical and chemical nature of local bonding and fiber entanglement. Viable processes for producing these fabrics. Economic justification for process and production. Product/process interaction. Plant visits whenever possible.

Summer II 2014

FTM 382 - Intermediate Textile Brand Management and Marketing
This course builds on the introduction of the basic concepts introduced in TAM 282 by providing an in-depth examination of the major theories and concepts associated with brand management and brand marketing. Included is the identification and analysis of major strategic tools used for brand management and marketing activities by firms across the integrated textile complex. Students will be assigned practical application projects that require utilization of academic knowledge with industry application.

FTM 481 – Product Costing in the Textile and Apparel Industry
Capstone course covering cost issues in yarn manufacturing, fabric formation, finishing, apparel production and retail operations. Traditional and activity-based costing systems will be addressed. Relevance of costing to managerial decisions as well as cost reduction strategies will be emphasized.

FTM 484 - Strategic Planning and Decision Making in the Textile and Fashion Industries
The course provides a framework for understanding and analyzing strategic planning and decision making in the textile and apparel supply chain, from fiber through retail. It integrates theory and practice through lectures, case studies, and exercises to provide students an understanding of the competitive dynamics in the textile industry, including structural and behavioral components and the role of entrepreneurship.

T 101 - Introduction to the College of Textiles
Introduction topics related to the College of Textiles, the textile industry, all textile curricula, advising, academic skills, team work, research and personnel involved in the college. Students will not receive credit for both USC 301 and T 101.

TT 252 - Formation and Structure of Textile Fabrics
Fundamentals of the conversion of fibers and yarns into woven, knitted, and nonwoven fabrics, and fabrics' conversion systems. Introduction to woven, knitted and nonwoven fabric design structure. Structure, property, and performance relations of textile fabrics. Testing and evaluation of textile structures.

Fall 2014

FTM 220 - Principles of Retailing and Supply Chain Management in Textiles
Introduction to theories and principles in fashion and textiles retailing and supply chain management including: the framework of textile retailing, textile retail strategies, textile supply chains and investigation of the strategic planning process. Emphasis placed on conducting an environmental scan, identifying and targeting the consumer, analyzing the trade area, site selection and textile product merchandise planning.

FTM 380 - Management and Control of Textile and Apparel Systems
Management approaches, practices and basic economic considerations in the development, production and distribution of industrial and consumer textile and apparel products.

FTM 382 - Intermediate Textile Brand Management and Marketing
This course builds on the introduction of the basic concepts introduced in TAM 282 by providing an in-depth examination of the major theories and concepts associated with brand management and brand marketing. Included is the identification and analysis of major strategic tools used for brand management and marketing activities by firms across the integrated textile complex. Students will be assigned practical application projects that require utilization of academic knowledge with industry application.

FTM 385 - Fashion and the Consumer
This course focuses on consumer decision process for textile products, including the study of environmental, individual, psychological and marketing influences on behavior of consumers in the textile consumption process. Further examination will include influences on the process, including fashion theories, the mass media, demographics and psychographics, and societal trends. Current development and research in the textile consumer decision process are reviewed.

FTM 482 - Advanced Textile Brand Management and Marketing
An applied textile marketing course that integrates textile product development, brand management, and global marketing. This course provides an overview of the global textile and apparel industries, their distribution channels and markets---with positioning the US textile, apparel, and retail industries in the global competitive environment. The course includes diverse textile end uses, including apparel, nonwovens, home textiles, transportation textiles and medical textiles. Development and implementation strategies of launching textile products in the global marketplace are analyzed.

FTM 484 - Strategic Planning and Decision Making in the Textile and Fashion Industries
The course provides a framework for understanding and analyzing strategic planning and decision making in the textile and apparel supply chain, from fiber through retail. It integrates theory and practice through lectures, case studies, and exercises to provide students an understanding of the competitive dynamics in the textile industry, including structural and behavioral components and the role of entrepreneurship.

MT 105 - Introduction to Textile Technology
Introduction to Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management. Structures and production methods for fabrics, yarn, and fibers. Introduction to the nature of polymers and the characteristics of polymers which make them useful for producing fibers that are practically and aesthetically desirable. Design of end products as well as fundamental economic and supply chain issues.

MT 323 - Introduction to Theory and Practice of Medical Fiber and Yarn Formation
Introduction to the manufacture of fibers and filament yarns used in medical textiles. It includes the flow behavior of polymeric materials as it relates to fiber formation. It also includes the application of fiber forming theories to synthetic and biopolymeric fibers used in medical textiles. The common methods of yarn manufacture are introduced.

PCC 302 - Technology of Textile Wet Processing
Introduction to the science and technology used in textile wet processing. Topics include preparation, dyeing, printing and finishing of textiles, basics of color generation and measurement. Emphasis mainly on cotton, wool, nylon and polyester. Laboratory includes experiments in wet processing and a project on statistical analysis of fabric defects.

PCC 401 - Impact of Industry on the Environment and Society
Relationship of society to safety and environmental aspects of manufactured products. Quantifying manufacturing risks. Protective methods, e.g. administrative, engineering, personal, treatment, pollution prevention. Social factors, e.g. political, regulatory, legal, consumer attitudes, public policy, perceptions. Understanding complex social issues, especially situations with conflicting goals. Critical comparison of options for risk reduction, and selecting reasonable (hopefully optimal) courses of action in complex and uncertain situations. Unsolved problems of industry and society (e.g. greenhouse effect). Relationships of ethics, laws and regulations to manufacturing.

PCC 402 - Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Fiber Formation
Flow behavior of polymeric materials as related to the formation of fibers by melt, dry and wet extrusion. Elementary theories of drawing and heat setting. Application of fiber-forming theories to synthetic and cellulosic fibers. Offered in Fall only.

PCC 420 - Textile Dyeing and Printing
Topics in coloration of textile fibers; chemical and physical mechanisms in textile dyeing and printing.

T 101 - Introduction to the College of Textiles
Introduction topics related to the College of Textiles, the textile industry, all textile curricula, advising, academic skills, team work, research and personnel involved in the college. Students will not receive credit for both USC 301 and T 101.

T 200 - Introduction to Textiles
Survey of textiles including technical and economic history of the industry; physical and chemical processes involved in producing textile products from raw materials; unique aesthetic, physical and chemical properties of textiles and how these properties are determined by raw materials and production processes; and influence of properties of textile materials on their utilization and performance. Restricted to non-degree students only.

TMS 211 - Introduction to Fiber Science
Properties of fibers related to type and chemical structure. Fiber classification and identification. Reaction to moisture, stress-strain properties, and methods of measuring physical properties. Relationship between polymer structure, fiber properties and utilization.

TC 530 – The Chemistry of Textile Auxiliaries
Industrially important textile chemicals used for enhancing fiber and fabric properties such as durable press, water repellency, anti-soiling, flame retardancy, softness, stiffness, lubricity and other uses. Correlation of effect with structure, end-use influences, interaction with fabric and fibers, sources and synthetic routes, economic and environmental considerations.

TC 565 - Polymer Applications and Technology
Poly(olefins), poly(vinyl chloride), poly(vinyl acetate), poly(urethanes), epoxies, silicones, styrene copolymers used as textile finishes, nonwoven binders, fabric coatings, composites, adhesives, foams, carpet backing adhesives. Emphasis upon synthesis, industrial processes, properties and products.

TC 704 - Fiber Formation - Theory and Practice
Practical and theoretical analysis of the chemical and physical principles underlying conventional methods of converting bulk polymer to fiber; rheology; melt, dry and wet polymer extrusion; fiber drawing; heat setting; general theory applied to unit processes.

TE 435 - Process Systems Analysis and Control
Dynamic analysis and continuous control of chemical and material engineering processes. Process modeling; stability analysis, design and selection of control schemes. Solution of differential equations using Laplace transform techniques.

TT 105 - Introduction to Textile Technology
Introduction to Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management. Structures and production methods for fabrics, yarn, and fibers. Introduction to the nature of polymers and the characteristics of polymers which make them useful for producing fibers that are practically and aesthetically desirable. Design of end products as well as fundamental economic and supply chain issues.

TT 221 - Yarn Production and Properties I
The techniques available for manufacturing yarns from staple fibers. A review of yarn numbering and fiber properties. The principles involved in opening, cleaning, blending, drafting, twisting and winding. Short and long staple spinning systems including a review of opening and cleaning lines, carding, draw frames, roving frames and different spinning machines. Filament yarn processing.

TT 252 - Formation and Structure of Textile Fabrics
Fundamentals of the conversion of fibers and yarns into woven, knitted, and nonwoven fabrics, and fabrics' conversion systems. Introduction to woven, knitted and nonwoven fabric design structure. Structure, property, and performance relations of textile fabrics. Testing and evaluation of textile structures.

TT 305 - Introduction to Nonwoven Products and Processes
Fiber web/nonwoven fabrics produced directly from fibers or their precursors. Physical and chemical nature of local bonding and fiber entanglement. Viable processes for producing these fabrics. Economic justification for process and production. Product/process interaction. Plant visits whenever possible.

TT 321 - Yarn Production and Properties II
Fiber and machine interactions in blending, carding, drawing and spinning. Drafting theories and the influence of fiber and machine variables on irregularity. The role of twist on yarn structure, properties and productivity. Developments and limitations in processing technology.

TT 331 - Performance Evaluation of Textile Materials
Standards, principles and effects of test conditions in measuring basic physical and mechanical properties of textile materials. Design of test and interpretation of test results in relation to end-use performance, product development, process control, research and development and other requirements.

TT 380 - Management and Control of Textile and Apparel Systems
Management approaches, practices and basic economic considerations in the development, production and distribution of industrial and consumer textile and apparel products.

TT 405 – Advanced Nonwovens Processing
Mechanisms used in the production of nonwoven materials. Design and operation of these mechanisms. Process flow, optimization of process parameters, influence of process parameters on product properties.

TT 425 - Textured Yarn Production and Properties
Structure and properties of continuous filament yarns. Examine response to elevated temperature and variables for texturing methods of producing bulked, textured and torqued yarns. Testing of yarn behaviors and discussion of problems encountered during processing.

TT 505 - Advanced Nonwovens Processing
Mechanisms used in the production of nonwoven materials. Design and operation of these mechanisms. Process flow, optimization of process parameters, influence of process parameters on product properties.

TT 520 - Yarn Processing Dynamics
Principles and practice involved in modern yarn and manufacture; including machine-fiber interactions occurring during different processing stages. Not normally for credit for undergraduate textile majors.

TT 521 - Textured Yarn Production and Properties
Structure and properties of continuous filament yarns. Examine response to elevated temperature and variables for texturing methods of producing bulked, textured and torqued yarns. Testing of yarn behaviors and discussion of problems encountered during processing.