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APRL- 134 Global Fashion Industry (3.00 cr.)
Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
Analysis of the global fashion industry including design, development, merchandising, and manufacturing, with a specific emphasis on brand and organizational development.

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APRL- 145 Interior Decorating/Design Textiles (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Fibers and fabrics used in design/decorating planning of residential and commercial settings.

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APRL- 166 Apparel Construction I (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Study and application of woven apparel construction techniques, fabric selection, and fit.

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APRL- 167 Textiles I: Theory, Fibers and Structures (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Study of fibers, yarns, textiles, and textile manufacturing processes, and how target market needs are addressed through textile selection.

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APRL- 180 Pattern Development (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to flat pattern development for woven garments, with a focus on pattern alterations and fit process for global production.

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APRL- 211 History Of Fashion-19th Century To Present (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A study of the evolution of fashion from the 19th century to the present concentrating on the impact of the fashion designer and changing fashion trends.

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APRL- 225 Target Market Research and Line Development (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Apparel collection development by researching target markets and trend; hand and computer drawing techniques are utilized to communicate collection development.

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APRL- 250 Textiles II: Evaluation (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Evaluation of materials and products using industry testing equipment, procedures, and standards.

Prerequisite: Take APRL-167

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APRL- 272 Quality Analysis Of Sewn Products (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Analysis of sourcing and materials for quality product performance and specification development.

Prerequisite: Take APRL-167

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APRL- 274 Fashion Industry (3.00 cr.)
Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
Processes/functional areas in a sewn product enterprise.

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APRL- 286 Apparel Construction II: Cut and Sewn Knits (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Study and application of construction methods specific to stretch fabric sewn products.

Prerequisite: Take APRL-180

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APRL- 290 Specifications and Fit Development (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Garment sizing, fit, graded specifications,and pre-production processes of mass produced apparel.

Prerequisites: Take APRL-180 and APRL-272

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APRL- 299 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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APRL- 355 Special Topics: Advanced Construction with Specialty Fabrics (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Research and execute advanced construction techniques, including surface-applied embellishments used in tailored, bridal and/or couture garments using specialty fabrics.

Prerequisite: Take APRL-166

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APRL- 355 Special Topic: Pant Design, Pattern, Fit and Construction (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Principles of pant design, pattern, fit and construction will be discussed. Students will use various pattern and construction methods to develop original pant designs that are corrected for common industry fit issues.

Prerequisites: take APRL-166 and APRL-180

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APRL- 355 Special Topics in ADD: Sourcing, Logistics & Costing (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Analysis of apparel costing strategies based upon global sourced methods and logistics of apparel product development.

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APRL- 355 Special Topic: Sourcing, Logistics & Costing (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Analysis of apparel costing strategies based upon global sourced methods and logistics of apparel product development.

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APRL- 355 Special topic: Jacquart Fabric and Product Field Study (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Principles of producing and manufacturing innovated textile products. Analysis of competitive options. Products of Jacquart's brands will be organized into comparative spreadsheets.

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APRL- 355 Special Topics In Apparel Design/ Manufacturing (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Special topics in clothing and textiles. Repeatable for different topics.

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APRL- 373 Advanced Pattern Development (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Advanced pattern development by flat pattern making and draping methods, with an emphasis on creative pattern modifications and fit evaluation for global production.

Prerequisite: Take APRL-180

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APRL- 390 CAD For Apparel Images (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Using CAD programs, students create and communicate apparel collections for various target markets based on market research.

Prerequisite: Take APRL-225

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APRL- 393 Garment Engineering/Production (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Knowledge of the global fashion industry including development, merchandising, and engineering of soft goods production applied in a team-based laboratory simulation.

Prerequisites: take APRL-134, APRL-250, APRL-286, and APRL-290

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APRL- 394 Knit Design And Technology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Stitch formation and patterning of warp and filling knits. Influences on aesthetics and performance of knit fabrics. Design and production of knitted fabric and garments on a flat bed knitting machine, including use of CAD techniques.

Prerequisites: Take APRL-140 & APRL-285

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APRL- 398 Field Experience (2.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
A practical work experience within the apparel industry, supervised by a faculty member, requiring a minimum of 180 hours of unpaid work.
Department consent

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APRL- 399 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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APRL- 405 International Study Tour To The Fashion Industry (1.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Tour of international centers of clothing, textiles, and related arts. Study of the cultural patterns. Program includes lectures by consultants and seminars on the various phases of the fashion and fabric industries.
Department consent

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APRL- 419 National Study Tour To Fashion Industry (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Five-day visit to New York or alternate city: study hours, discussions and lectures by leaders in American fashion market.
Department consent

Must be Junior level or higher

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APRL- 449 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
A practical work experience within the apparel industry, supervised by a faculty member, requiring a minimum of 320 hours of paid work over a minimum of eight weeks.
Department consent

Must have a cummulative GPA of 2.75 or higher and must be at least a Junior.

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APRL- 464 Functional Design and Development (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Work teams apply physical science theory and creative problem solving methods to innovate functional clothing for specific needs, occupations, and activities.

Prerequisites: take APRL-250, APRL-286, APRL-290, APRL-373, and APRL-390

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APRL- 470 Portfolio Development For Apparel Design And Development (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A capstone course: resume and job search development; organization and updating projects from previous courses; creation of new portfolio projects that display a high level of apparel design and development skills and competencies.

Prerequisites: Take APRL-381, APRL-382, APRL-385, and APRL-394

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APRL- 485 Apparel Design Studio (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Creation, development, and formal presentation of original designs using flat pattern and/or draping techniques. Preparation of professional portfolio to include CAD and other illustrative materials representative of individual expertise.

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APRL- 498 Field Experience (1.00 - 2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Off-campus work and study in approved position to better understand challenges and potentials of various careers in merchandising and clothing and textile industries.
Department consent

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APRL- 499 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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APRL- 545 Textiles For Interiors (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Raw materials, fabric structures, specifications, and legislation related to quality, performance, and maintenance of textiles for commercial and household uses.

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APRL- 555 Special Topic: Sourcing, Logistics & Costing (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Analysis of apparel costing strategies based upon global sourced methods and logistics of apparel product development.

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APRL- 555 Special Topic: Pant Design, Pattern, Fit and Construction (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles of pant design, pattern, fit and construction will be discussed. Students will use various pattern and construction methods to develop original pant designs that are corrected for common industry fit issues.

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APRL- 555 Special Topics in ADD: Sourcing, Logistics & Costing (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Analysis of apparel costing strategies based upon global sourced methods and logistics of apparel product development.

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APRL- 573 Advanced Pattern Development (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Advanced pattern development by flat pattern making and draping methods, with an emphasis on creative pattern modifications and fit evaluation for global production.

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APRL- 590 CAD For Apparel Images (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Using CAD programs, students create and communicate apparel collections for various target markets based on market research.

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APRL- 590 Practicum In Textile Design (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Use of textile design techniques as means of artistic expression: stitchery, weaving, knotting, applique and hooking; emphasis on good design and creativity.

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APRL- 593 Garment Engineering/Production (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Knowledge of the global fashion industry including development, merchandising, and engineering of soft goods production applied in a team-based laboratory simulation.

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APRL- 594 Knit Design And Technology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Stitch formation and patterning of warp and filling knits. Influences on aesthetics and performance of knit fabrics. Design and production of knitted fabric and garments on a flat bed knitting machine, including use of CAD techniques.

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APRL- 605 International Study Tour To The Fashion Industry (1.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Tour of international centers of clothing, textiles, and related arts. Study of the cultural patterns. Program includes lectures by consultants and seminars on the various phases of the fashion and fabric industries.
Department consent

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APRL- 619 National Study Tour To Fashion Industry (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Five-day visit to New York or alternate city: study hours, discussions and lectures by leaders in American fashion market.
Department consent

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APRL- 664 Functional Design and Development (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Work teams apply physical science theory and creative problem solving methods to innovate functional clothing for specific needs, occupations, and activities.

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APRL- 670 Portfolio Development For Apparel Design And Development (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A capstone course: resume and job search development; organization and updating projects from previous courses; creation of new portfolio projects that display a high level of apparel design and development skills and competencies.

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APRL- 685 Apparel Design Studio (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Creation, development, and formal presentation of original designs using flat pattern and/or draping techniques. Preparation of professional portfolio to include CAD and other illustrative materials representative of individual expertise.

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APRL- 749 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved business/industry position related to the student's major. Selection by application and interview.
Department consent

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APRL- 769 Design Option Thesis (2.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Independent research under direction of investigation adviser. Culminating in a design show. A descriptive paper written according to thesis standards, including slides, will be presented.
Department consent

Prerequisite: take EDUC-740

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APRL- 780 Advanced Draping (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Manipulation of various fabrics on a dress form to develop garments from given and self-designed sketches that reflect advanced techniques. Construct garments from patterns.

Prerequisites: Take APRL-680

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APRL- 781 Advanced Flat Pattern (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Draft and develop paper patterns for garments by varying a master pattern from given and self-designed sketches that reflect advanced techniques. Construct garments from pattern.
Instructor's consent

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APRL- 790 Seminar In Textiles, Clothing And Retail Marketing (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Review, evaluation and interpretation of current research in textiles, clothing and retail marketing.
Department consent

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APRL- 799 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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