Graduate Courses

Topics in Clothing and Textiles

  • TAM 7001: 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Selected current topics in field of interest.

Problems in Clothing and Textiles

  • TAM 7085: 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Selected current readings in field of interest. Prerequisites: 3000-level course in field of problems and instructor's consent.

Global Sourcing

  • TAM 7110: 3 Credit Hours
  • 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. Prerequisites:TAM 3110 or TAM 9100.

Supply Chain Management

  • TAM 7130: 3 Credit Hours
  • This course examines how the supply chain management can be used to gain a competitive advantage in the softgoods industry. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Branding

  • TAM 7300: 3 Credit Hours
  • Management of branding product lines produced by textile and apparel firms; strategic implications of the development of brand equity toward increasing customer loyalty.

History of 19th and 20th Century Dress

  • TAM 7510: 3 Credit Hours
  • A study of nineteenth and twentieth century western dress as influenced by time, place, and culture. Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

International Experiential Learning in Textiles and Apparel

  • TAM 7949: 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • 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.

Readings in Clothing and Textiles

  • TAM 7960: 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Readings in recent research material in textiles and/or clothing. Prerequisites: 20 hours in Textile and Apparel Management, and instructor's consent.

Softgoods Product Development

  • TAM 7980: 3 Credit Hours
  • Integration of consumer, trend and aesthetic research to develop and produce a competitive apparel product line using a multi-functional team approach. Prerequisites or Corequisites: TAM 3480 or TAM 4480.

Retail Marketing and Merchandising

  • TAM 7990: 3 Credit Hours
  • 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. Prerequisites: TAM 2300, ACCTCY 2036, MRKTNG 3000.

International Experiential Learning in Textiles and Apparel

  • TAM 7999: 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • 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.

Readings in Textiles and Apparel Management

  • TAM 8000: 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Readings in recent research material in textiles and/or clothing. Prerequisites: 20 hours in Textile and Apparel Management, and instructor's consent.

Topics in Clothing and Textiles

  • TAM 8001: 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Selected current topics in field of interest.

Problems in Textiles and Apparel Management

  • TAM 8085: 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Selected current readings in field of interest. Prerequisites: 4000-level course in field of problem and instructor's consent.

Seminar in Clothing and Textiles

  • TAM 8087: 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Reports and discussion of recent work in area of concentration.

Research in Clothing and Textiles

  • TAM 8090: 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Independent research leading to a thesis. Report required. Graded on S/U basis only.

Supply Chain Management in the Global Softgoods Industry

  • TAM 8130: 3 Credit Hours
  • This course examines supply chain management strategies to gain a competitive advantages in the global softgoods industry.

Survey of Research in Textile and Apparel Management

  • TAM 8190: 1 - 6 Credit Hours
  • A survey of current research in textiles and apparel management. Underlying theory, research design and empirical techniques will be analyzed and critiqued. Prerequisites: hours in Statistics and 3 hours in Research Methods.

Applied Research Procedures and Analyses in Textiles and Apparel

  • TAM 8410: 3 Credit Hours
  • Investigation of applied research techniques and analyses used in the field of Textile and Apparel Management. Prerequisites: 3 credits of merchandising, marketing, or microeconomics; 3 credits in computer science and 3 credits in statistics.

Perspectives of 19th and 20th Century Dress

  • TAM 8510: 3 Credit Hours
  • A study of nineteenth and twentieth century western dress as influenced by time, place, and culture.

Sustainable Softgoods: Global Policies and Practices

  • TAM 8600: 3 Credit Hours
  • 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.

Problems in Textiles and Apparel Management

  • TAM 9085: 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Selected current readings in field of interest. Prerequisites: 4000-level course in field of problem and instructor's consent.

Research in Textiles and Apparel Management

  • TAM 9090: 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Independent research leading to dissertation. Graded on a S/U basis only.

Theory Development and Evaluation in Textile and Apparel Research

  • TAM 9190: 3 Credit Hours
  • 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.

Cloth and the Human Experience

  • TAM 9500: 3 Credit Hours
  • Examines the social context of dress and other intimate manifestations of daily life using culture as the level of analysis.

Textile History Seminar

  • TAM 9510: 3 Credit Hours
  • Investigation of research in textile and costume history with emphasis on developing questions, methods of analysis and interpretation appropriate for data sources used.

Readings in Clothing and Textiles

  • TAM 9960: 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Readings in recent research material in textiles and/or clothing. Prerequisites: 20 hours in Textile and Apparel Management, and instructor's consent.