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TXA 318E TXA 318E. Fashioning America. 3 Hours.

Explore the history of the United States from pre-Civil War to contemporary society as reflected through targeted as well as changing styles in costume and dress. Examine the ability of dress as a device that can communicate political, social, economic, aesthetic and cultural change. Analyze clothing choices as related to exterior motivations including protection, gender, status and decoration. Relate the power of dress to particular demographic groups throughout history. Acquire a vocabulary with which to describe apparel and related items. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Textiles and Apparel 303 (Topic: Fashioning America) and 318E may not both be counted.

Bachelor of Science in Textiles and Apparel



The Division of Textiles and Apparel (TXA) is a science-based interdisciplinary hub providing a dynamic education – setting students up for a breadth of career and academic opportunities. Students in the Division of Textiles and Apparel are able to select from a wide range of innovative courses on campus, in New York City, NY, or Paris, France, or in studios and labs in collaboration with industry partners in the Austin, TX area. TXA students study the art of design, the science of chemistry and physics, and the application of retail principles .