FM225 Textile Science
Prerequisites: FM 102 or FM 160 and FM 161.

A comprehensive study of textiles with emphasis placed on consumer information. The student is introduced to all of the stages of textile production from the development of fibers through the finished consumer product. The student also examines the effects of fabric finishes, uses, care, and treatment, and becomes aware of related laws governing manufacture and labeling. An extensive laboratory component includes physical, chemical, and optical procedures to evaluate the properties of a wide range of fabrics.

3 Credit Hours