Apparel Design and Merchandising (BS)

Shown here are the general learning goals of the program broken down into specific student learning outcomes (SLOs). These SLOs represent what a student should be able to do as a result of successfully completing this program. Student performance on these outcomes are routinely assessed by program faculty as a way of informing programmatic improvement efforts.

Goal Outcome

1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of aesthetics and design in the apparel, textile global complex.

  • 1.1 Students analyze historical and contemporary influencing factors in the designing, merchandising and marketing of apparel products.
  • 1.2 Students demonstrate the contribution aesthetics has to the development, marketing and merchandising of apparel and textile products.
  • 1.3 Students display knowledge of aesthetics as its contributes to the development, marketing and merchandising of apparel and textile products.
  • 1.4 Students identify and demonstrate merchandising techniques for designing, marketing and merchandising of apparel and textile products.

2. Students demonstrate an understanding of cultural, economic and political dimensions of apparel in a global economy.

  • 2.1 Students analyze the influence of global cultures on consumer acquisition of apparel products.
  • 2.2 Students recognize the impact of a global apparel and textile complex on product development.

3. Students will demonstrate an understanding of apparel and textile industry processes.

  • 3.1 Students apply industry recommended technology in the development of apparel products for the consumer.
  • 3.2 Students demonstrate proficiency in illustration and presentation of apparel products used in the apparel and textile industry.
  • 3.3 Students demonstrate equipment and machinery proficiency in development of textile and apparel products.

4. Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of apparel to consumer behavior.

  • 4.1 Students differentiate consumer buying behavior based on demographic, psychograpic, technological and econmic factors.
  • 4.2 Students evaluate aesthetic interpretations of apparel product based on cultural diversity.