Textiles & Clothing

(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

You-Lo Hsieh, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Division

Division Office. 129 Everson Hall; 530-752-6650; http://textiles.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. https://textiles.ucdavis.edu/faculty

(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

You-Lo Hsieh, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Division

Division Office. 129 Everson Hall; 530-752-6650; http://textiles.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. https://textiles.ucdavis.edu/faculty

The Major Program

The textiles and clothing major emphasizes the connections among (a) the physical characteristics of textile products, (b) human perceptions of and behavior toward these products, and (c) global economic trends affecting the textile/apparel marketplace. An integrative knowledge base links textile products with people and processes, to focus on the production, distribution, and consumer use of textiles and apparel; see also Fiber and Polymer Science.

The Program. The textiles and clothing major offers two options: textile science and marketing/economics. The Textile Science option provides students with a broad knowledge base in both the social and physical sciences. This base includes production, end-use applications and care of textiles and apparel, physical and chemical properties of textiles, and social-psychological and economic aspects of textiles and clothing. The Marketing/Economics option emphasizes social science and business course work, while also providing students with an awareness of the physical nature of textile products.

Major Advisor. You-Lo Hsieh

Advising Center for the major is located in 1204 RMI south 530-752-3250 or 129B Everson Hall; 530-754-8368.

Internships and Career Alternatives. Textiles and clothing majors can pursue internships and careers in apparel production and merchandising, retail management, international marketing, textile testing and conservation, and textiles journalism. The majority of textiles and clothing graduates accept entry-level management and technical positions within the textile and apparel industry or in related fields; e.g., merchandising and marketing, production, research and development, technical service and design. Students may also pursue graduate studies in textiles, business, and other areas depending on their specific selections of restricted elective course work.

Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 42-44
Choose one:
3-4
PLS 021
Application of Computers in Technology (Active)
3
ECS 015
Introduction to Computers (Active)
4
ECS 030
Programming and Problem Solving (Discontinued)
4
ECN 001A
Principles of Microeconomics (Active)
4
ECN 001B
Principles of Macroeconomics (Active)
4
Choose one:
4
ANT 002
Cultural Anthropology (Active)
5
SAS 001
Critical Inquiry into Contemporary Issues (Active)
4
AHI 001A
Ancient Mediterranean Art (Active)
4
AHI 001B
Medieval and Renaissance Art (Active)
4
AHI 001C
Baroque to Modern Art (Active)
4
AHI 001D
Arts of Asia (Active)
4
PHY 001A
Principles of Physics (Active)
3
or
PHY 010
Topics in Physics for Nonscientists (Active)
4
PSC 001
General Psychology (Active)
4
SOC 002
Self and Society (Active)
4
STA 013
Elementary Statistics (Active)
4
TXC 006
Introduction to Textiles (Active)
4
TXC 007
Style and Cultural Studies (Active)
4
TXC 008
The Textiles and Apparel Industries (Active)
4
Choose one of the following two options:
 
Marketing/Economics Option
Units: 86-88
Additional Preparatory Subject Matter for the option.
18-19
MGT 011A
Elementary Accounting (Active)
4
MGT 011B
Elementary Accounting (Active)
4
CHE 010
Concept of Chemistry (Active)
4
or
CHE 002A
General Chemistry (Active)
5
MAT 016A
Short Calculus (Active)
3
MAT 016B
Short Calculus (Active)
3
Depth Subject Matter
56-57
ARE 100A
Intermediate Microeconomics: Theory of Production and Consumption (Active)
4
ARE 100B
Intermediate Microeconomics: Imperfect Competition, Markets and Welfare Economics (Active)
4
ARE 106
Econometric Theory and Applications (Active)
4
ARE 136
Managerial Marketing (Active)
4
STA 103
Applied Statistics for Business and Economics (Active)
4
PSC 151
Social Psychology (Active)
4
or
CNS 100
Consumer Behavior (Active)
3
FPS 110
Plastics in Society and the Environment (Active)
4
TXC 107
Social and Psychological Aspects of Clothing (Active)
4
TXC 162
Textile Fabrics (Active)
3
TXC 162L
Textile Fabrics Laboratory (Active)
1
TXC 163
Textile Coloration and Finishing (Active)
3
TXC 163L
Textile Coloration and Finishing Laboratory (Active)
1
TXC 164
Principles of Apparel Production (Active)
3
TXC 165
Textile Processes (Active)
3
TXC 171
Clothing Materials Science (Active)
4
TXC 173
Principles of Fashion Marketing (Active)
3
TXC 174
Introduction to World Trade in Textiles and Clothing (Active)
4
Restricted Electives
12
Choose 12 units:
12
ARE 018
Business Law (Active)
4
ARE 112
Fundamentals of Organization Management (Active)
4
ARE 142
Personal Finance (Active)
3
ARE 155
Operations Research and Management Science (Active)
4
ARE 157
Analysis for Operations and Production Management (Active)
4
ARE 171A
Financial Management of the Firm (Discontinued)
4
ARE 171B
Financial Management of the Firm (Discontinued)
4
ANT 122A
Economic Anthropology (Active)
4
ANT 126A
Anthropology of Development (Active)
4
CNS 100
Consumer Behavior (Active)
3
DES 077
Introduction to Structural Design for Fashion (Active)
4
DES 107
Advanced Structural Design for Fashion (Active)
4
DES 143
History of Fashion (Active)
4
ECN 101
Intermediate Macro Theory (Active)
4
ECN 121A
Industrial Organization (Active)
4
ECN 121B
Industrial Organization (Active)
4
ECN 134
Financial Economics (Active)
4
ECN 162
International Economic Relations (Active)
4
and
Other relevant course work.
 
Foreign language units may be used to satisfy any or all of the required 12 units.
0-12
MAT 016C
Short Calculus (Active)
3
PSC 151
Social Psychology (Active)
4
SOC 123
American Society (Active)
4
SOC 126
Social Interaction (Active)
4
SOC 140
Social Stratification (Active)
4
SOC 141
Industrialization and Social Change (Active)
4
SOC 145 (Discontinued 1990)
 
TXC 180A
Introduction to Research in Textiles (Active)
2
TXC 180B
Introduction to Research in Textiles (Active)
2
TXC 230
Behavorial Science Concepts in Textiles (Active)
3
TXC 293
Recent Advances in Textiles (Active)
3
and
Maximum of five units:
1-5
TXC 192
Internship in Textiles and Clothing (Active)
1-12
or
TXC 199
Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (Active)
1-5
Textile Science Option
Units: 86-87
Additional Preparatory Subject Matter for the option.
19
CHE 002A
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002B
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 008A
Organic Chemistry: Brief Course (Active)
2
CHE 008B
Organic Chemistry: Brief Course (Active)
4
MAT 016A
Short Calculus (Active)
3
Depth Subject Matter
51-52
ARE 112
Fundamentals of Organization Management (Active)
4
ARE 113
Fundamentals of Marketing Management (Active)
4
DES 143
History of Fashion (Active)
4
PSC 151
Social Psychology (Active)
4
or
CNS 100
Consumer Behavior (Active)
3
FPS 100
Principles of Polymer Materials Science (Active)
3
FPS 161
Structure and Properties of Fibers (Active)
3
FPS 161L
Textile Chemical Analysis Laboratory (Active)
1
TXC 107
Social and Psychological Aspects of Clothing (Active)
4
TXC 162
Textile Fabrics (Active)
3
TXC 162L
Textile Fabrics Laboratory (Active)
1
TXC 163
Textile Coloration and Finishing (Active)
3
TXC 163L
Textile Coloration and Finishing Laboratory (Active)
1
TXC 164
Principles of Apparel Production (Active)
3
TXC 165
Textile Processes (Active)
3
TXC 171
Clothing Materials Science (Active)
4
TXC 173
Principles of Fashion Marketing (Active)
3
TXC 174
Introduction to World Trade in Textiles and Clothing (Active)
4
Restricted Electives
16
Choose 16 units:
16
ARE 018
Business Law (Active)
4
ARE 141 (Discontinued 1998)
4
ARE 142
Personal Finance (Active)
3
ARE 155
Operations Research and Management Science (Active)
4
ARE 171A
Financial Management of the Firm (Discontinued)
4
ARE 171B
Financial Management of the Firm (Discontinued)
4
PLS 120
Applied Statistics in Agricultural Sciences (Active)
4
CHE 002C
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 128A
Organic Chemistry (Active)
3
CHE 128B
Organic Chemistry (Active)
3
CHE 128C
Organic Chemistry (Active)
3
CMN 042 (Nonexistent)
 
CMN 130
Group Communication (Active)
4
CMN 136
Organizational Communication (Active)
4
CMN 140
Introduction to Mass Communication (Active)
4
CRD 162
People, Work and Technology (Active)
5
CNS 100
Consumer Behavior (Active)
3
DES 077
Introduction to Structural Design for Fashion (Active)
4
DES 107
Advanced Structural Design for Fashion (Active)
4
DES 142A
World Textiles: Eastern Hemisphere (Active)
4
DES 142B
World Textiles: Western Hemisphere (Active)
4
ECN 100
Intermediate Micro Theory (Active)
4
ECN 101
Intermediate Macro Theory (Active)
4
ECN 121A
Industrial Organization (Active)
4
ECN 121B
Industrial Organization (Active)
4
ECN 134
Financial Economics (Active)
4
FPS 110
Plastics in Society and the Environment (Active)
4
Foreign Language units may be used to satisfy any or all of the required 16 units.
0-16
MGT 011A
Elementary Accounting (Active)
4
MGT 011B
Elementary Accounting (Active)
4
MAT 016B
Short Calculus (Active)
3
MAT 016C
Short Calculus (Active)
3
PSC 151
Social Psychology (Active)
4
SOC 025
Sociology of Popular Culture (Active)
4
SOC 123
American Society (Active)
4
SOC 126
Social Interaction (Active)
4
SOC 140
Social Stratification (Active)
4
SOC 148
Collective Behavior (Active)
4
SOC 159
Work, Employment, and Careers in the 21st Century (Active)
4
SOC 175
Mass Communication (Active)
4
STA 106
Applied Statistical Methods: Analysis of Variance (Active)
4
STA 108
Applied Statistical Methods: Regression Analysis (Active)
4
TXC 180A
Introduction to Research in Textiles (Active)
2
TXC 180B
Introduction to Research in Textiles (Active)
2
TXC 230
Behavorial Science Concepts in Textiles (Active)
3
TXC 293
Recent Advances in Textiles (Active)
3
and
Maximum of five units:
1-5
TXC 192
Internship in Textiles and Clothing (Active)
1-12
or
TXC 199
Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (Active)
1-5
Total: 128-132

(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

You-Lo Hsieh, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Division

Division Office. 129 Everson Hall; 530-752-6650; http://textiles.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. https://textiles.ucdavis.edu/faculty

The Division of Textiles and Clothing offers a minor program for non-majors interested in satisfying secondary career objectives. For acceptance into the program see the staff advisor in 129B Everson Hall.

Minor Advisor. G. Sun

Textiles and Clothing
Units: 18
Choose one:
4
TXC 006
Introduction to Textiles (Active)
4
TXC 007
Style and Cultural Studies (Active)
4
TXC 008
The Textiles and Apparel Industries (Active)
4
Choose 14 units:
14
FPS 100
Principles of Polymer Materials Science (Active)
3
FPS 110
Plastics in Society and the Environment (Active)
4
FPS 161
Structure and Properties of Fibers (Active)
3
FPS 161L
Textile Chemical Analysis Laboratory (Active)
1
TXC 107
Social and Psychological Aspects of Clothing (Active)
4
TXC 162
Textile Fabrics (Active)
3
and
TXC 162L
Textile Fabrics Laboratory (Active)
1
TXC 163
Textile Coloration and Finishing (Active)
3
and
TXC 163L
Textile Coloration and Finishing Laboratory (Active)
1
TXC 164
Principles of Apparel Production (Active)
3
TXC 165
Textile Processes (Active)
3
TXC 171
Clothing Materials Science (Active)
4
TXC 173
Principles of Fashion Marketing (Active)
3
TXC 174
Introduction to World Trade in Textiles and Clothing (Active)
4
Total: 18

Questions pertaining to the following courses should be directed to the instructor or to the Division of Textiles and Clothing. See also courses in Fiber and Polymer Science.

Courses in TXC:

TXC 006Introduction to Textiles (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Introduction to the structure and properties of textiles. Consumer use and fabric characteristics are emphasized. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, VL. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
TXC 007Style and Cultural Studies (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Discussion/Laboratory—1 hour(s). The multiple and overlapping influences of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and class on constructions of identity and community are explored through the study of style in popular culture and everyday life. Continuity and change in clothing and appearance styles are interpreted. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, SS, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2010 Fall Quarter.
TXC 008The Textiles and Apparel Industries (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Textile and apparel industries including fashion theory, production, distribution, and consumption of textile goods. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
TXC 092Internship in Textiles and Clothing (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Work experience off campus in a textiles or clothing-related area. Supervision by a member of the Textiles and Clothing faculty. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
TXC 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
TXC 099Special Study for Lower Division Students (1-5) Active
Variable. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
TXC 107Social and Psychological Aspects of Clothing (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): SOC 002. Social and cognitive factors influencing management and perception of personal appearance in everyday life. Concepts and methods appropriate to the study of meaning of clothes in social and cultural contexts. (Letter.) GE credit: SS, VL, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
TXC 162Textile Fabrics (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TXC 006. Properties of fabrics as related to serviceability, comfort, and appearance. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, VL. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
TXC 162LTextile Fabrics Laboratory (1) Active
Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TXC 162 (can be concurrent). Laboratory methods and procedures employed in studying properties of textile fabrics as related to serviceability, comfort, and appearance. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
TXC 163Textile Coloration and Finishing (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TXC 006; (FPS 110 or CHE 008B). Basic principles of textile dyeing, printing, and finishing; color theory; structure, properties, and application of dyes and finishes; factors affecting application and fastness; maintenance of dyed and finished textiles. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, VL. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
TXC 163LTextile Coloration and Finishing Laboratory (1) Active
Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TXC 163 (can be concurrent). Demonstrates various aspects of dyeing, printing, and finishing of textile substrates including the effect of fiber and finish type, and physical and chemical variables on dyeing and finishing processes and on the properties of the resultant textile. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
TXC 164Principles of Apparel Production (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TXC 006 or TXC 008. Overview of characteristics, technology, processes, and research in apparel manufacturing industries including study of government statistics, material utilization and fabrication, mechanization, management, and production engineering. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, SS, VL. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
TXC 165Textile Processes (3) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TXC 006. Physical processes involved in the production of textiles from the individual fiber to the finished fabric. Includes spinning, texturing, yarn formation, weaving preparation, weaving and knitting, tufting and fabric finishing. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
TXC 171Clothing Materials Science (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion/Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TXC 006; TXC 008; And senior standing. The properties, characterization, and performance evaluation of clothing materials and structures for specific functional applications. Principles and methods related to wetting and transport properties, fabric hand and aesthetic properties, clothing comfort, and material and assembly technology. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, VL. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
TXC 173Principles of Fashion Marketing (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TXC 008; (ECN 001A or ECN 001AV); (ARE 113 or ARE 136). Study of basic elements of fashion marketing including philosophy and objectives, organization, merchandising, pricing, promotion and personnel. (Letter.) GE credit: SS, VL. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
TXC 174Introduction to World Trade in Textiles and Clothing (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TXC 008. Structure of the global fiber/textile/apparel complex and its distribution patterns with an overview of political, economic and technological factors that are changing these industries and their markets. (Letter.) GE credit: SS, WC. Effective: 2005 Winter Quarter.
TXC 180AIntroduction to Research in Textiles (2) Active
Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Senior standing with textile-related major. Senior thesis on independent problems. Research begun in course 180A will be continued and completed in course 180B. (Letter.) GE credit: SS, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
TXC 180BIntroduction to Research in Textiles (2) Active
Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Senior standing with textile-related major. Senior thesis on independent problems. Research begun in course 180A will be continued and completed in course 180B. (Letter.) GE credit: SS, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
TXC 192Internship in Textiles and Clothing (1-12) Active
Laboratory—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Work-learn experience off campus in a textiles or clothing-related area. Supervision by a member of the Textiles and Clothing faculty. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
TXC 197TTutoring in Textiles and Clothing (1-5) Active
Discussion/Laboratory—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division textiles-related major. Tutoring of students in Textiles and Clothing courses. Assistance with discussion groups and laboratory sections under supervision of instructor. May be repeated for credit if tutoring another textiles course. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
TXC 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
TXC 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
TXC 230Behavorial Science Concepts in Textiles (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TXC 107; Upper division or graduate course in statistics (e.g., AMR 120) and one in a behavioral science (e.g., PSC 145). Examination of theories and research concerning relationships between clothing and human behavior with emphasis on research techniques, including methods of measuring clothing variables. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
TXC 290Seminar (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Critical review of selected topics of current interest in textiles. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
TXC 290CResearch Conference (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Individual faculty members meet with their graduate students. Critical presentations of original research are made by graduate students. Research activities are planned. Discussions are led by major professors for their research groups. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
TXC 293Recent Advances in Textiles (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Two upper division courses in Textiles and Clothing or consent of instructor. Critical reading and evaluation on selected topics of current interest in textiles. Multidisciplinary aspects of the topics selected will be stressed. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
TXC 298Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
TXC 299Research (1-12) Active
Variable. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
TXC 396Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.