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Textiles (APRL 1100)

Total Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 2
Lab Credits: 1

Description: Because fabric is the primary component of apparel and many sewn products, an in-depth study of cloth fabrication will be covered in this class. Natural and manufactured fibers, yarns, fabrics, finishes and regulations affecting textiles will be studied. Must be taken A-F.

Topical Outline:
1. Natural Fibers
2. Manufactured Fibers
3. Yarns and Sewing Threads
4. Woven Fabrics
5. Knitted Fabric
6. Textile Finishing

Learning Outcomes:
1. Identify and analyze natural fibers
2. Identify and analyze manufactured fibers
3. Determine fiber content
4. Test for fiber identification
5. Identify weaving and knitting principles
6. Identify fabric finishing processes

Prerequisites:  Placement into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042