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Textile Marketing (B.S.)

Outcome Statements for Textile Marketing Majors

Upon completion of the program, students are expected to (know and be able to do):

  1. Knowledge base: as a graduate of TM you will understand the underlying theories and practices of the global textile and apparel complex, and the multidisciplinary nature of the field:
    • a. Identify and discuss concepts related to the historical background of textiles and fashion.
      b. Identify and discuss concepts related to the design, production, and evaluation of textile and apparel products.
      c. Identify and discuss concepts related to the management, marketing, and/or consumption of textile and apparel products.
      d. Identify and discuss concepts related to the cultural, social, and psychological aspects of textiles, dress, and appearance.
      e. Understand the limitations of your own knowledge base.
  2. Critical Inquiry: as a graduate of TM you will understand and use methods of inquiry appropriate to your discipline or practice, including field-relevant quantitative and qualitative analytical tools:
    • a. Be able to find information and arguments from a variety of sources, including class materials, peer-reviewed literature, the Internet, library, media and/or raw data.
      b. Be able to evaluate the validity of all available sources of information, including class materials, peer-reviewed literature, the Internet, library, media, and/or raw data.
      c. Evaluate, integrate, and apply appropriate information from various sources to create cohesive, persuasive arguments, and to propose design concepts.
  3. Problem Solving: as a graduate of TM you will use acquired knowledge, skills, and creativity to identify and solve major-related problems:
    • a. Identify and analyze a problem, including design problems and their constituent parts.
      b. Synthesize information from appropriate sources to form a deeper understanding of a problem and its relation to issues in your field.
      c. Evaluate multiple perspectives and potential solutions.
      d. Draw conclusions from the analysis of data/evidence/information, then propose and justify an appropriate solution to a given problem.
  4. Communication: as a TM graduate you will communicate clearly and effectively using a variety of methods:
    • a. Write effectively using field-specific terminology and conventions in a variety of forms for appropriate professional audiences.
      b. Speak and listen effectively in both formal and informal professional settings.
      c. Be able to communicate a concept visually using technology or graphic displays.
      d. Demonstrate appropriate and effective interpersonal and group communication skills for professional settings.
  5. Professional Development: as a TM graduate you will gain knowledge and practice regarding the ethical principles and best practices utilized in the textiles and apparel complex:
    • a. Reflect on the motivating forces of your own behavior and perceptions.
      b. Practice systematic self-assessment and reflection.
      c. Recognize the social-historical-cultural factors that influence your knowledge.
      d. Understand the ethical principles of your profession and display high standards of integrity in professional settings.
      e. Develop an appropriate career path and understand the need for continued learning.
  6. Personal Development: as a TM graduate you will demonstrate a sense of responsibility to self, community, and society:
    • a. Develop an awareness of the diverse global community and ecology within physical, biological and social dimensions.
      b. Have a broad sense of social and environmental responsibility.

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