SRJC Course Outlines

6/25/2024 12:49:46 PMCLTX 8 Course Outline as of Fall 1981

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Discipline and Nbr:  CLTX 8Title:  INTRO TEX/MOD USAGE  
Full Title:  Introductory Textiles for Modern Usage
Last Reviewed:3/13/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Recomm.: Eligibility for Engl 100A or equiv. The study of natural and man-made fibers including their characteristics, use and care for clothing and home furnishings.  Topics include yarn and fabric construction and identification, dyeing and printing processes, finishes, fabric testing, performance and serviceability and legislation.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Recomm: Eligibility for ENGL 100A or equiv. The study of natural and man-made fibers including their characteristics, use and care for clothing and home furnishings.  Topics include yarn and fabric construction and identification, dyeing and printing processes, finishes, fabric testing, performance and serviceability and legislation. (Grade only)
(Grade Only)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Identify and discuss the major factors that influence textile
2.  Describe current trends in fiber and fabric consumption.
3.  Assess possible future problems in all areas of fiber consumption.
4.  Illustrate how the possible future problems in fiber consumption
   affect today's consumers.
5.  Identify specific imperfections or problems in textile products
   that cause dissatisfaction in consumption.
6.  State practices consumers may follow in selecting, using, and caring
   for textile products to increase satisfaction.
7.  List the natural and manmade fibers commonly used to make textile
8.  Compare the general properties of natural and manmade fibers.
9.  Describe the manufacturing and processing for each of the natural
   and manmade fibers.
10. Define basic terminology used in the textile industry.
11. Describe briefly three testing techniques used to identify fibers.
12. Test and describe the general reaction of protein, cellulosic, and
   manufactured fibers when subjected to the burning and solubility
13. Describe the appearance of protein, cellulosic and manufactured
   fibers when observed under a microscope.
14. Compare the properties of the following: spun yarns, filament
   yarns, carded and combed yarns, woolen and worsted yarns, simple,
   complex or novelty yarns.
15. Identify and select the fabrication method illustrated by fabric
   swatches representing the commonly used methods of making fabric.
16. Compare the basic characteristics of fabrics made by knitting,
   weaving, or felting blends, etc.
17. Recognize and select fine basic types of weaves used to make
   fabric; through basic types of knit fabrics.
18. Identify by fabric name and select swatches representative of: 25
   cotton fabrics, 15 wool, 10 silk, 4 linen, 4-6 each manmade fabrics.
19. Name and define ten different types of finishes applied to fabrics
   for usefulness and appearance.
20. Recognize techniques used to apply color and design to fabric.
21. Identify the trade name of cotton finishes applied to fabrics.
22. Explain how textile elements determine the care of the product for
   consumer satisfaction.
23. List and define five legislative acts and/or Federal Trade Commission
   rulings that relate to the sale of textile products.
24. Explain how each legislation provides benefits for the consumer.
25. Recognize violations of textile legislations and/or FTC rulings.
26. Explain the purposes of products used in laundering operations.
27. Explain how temperatures affect cleaning, wrinkling, dye stability,
   and fabric finish durability.
28. Describe satisfactory stain removal techniques for common stains
   often found on textile products.
29. List products that may be used effectively to remove water-based
   and oil-based stains.
30. Discuss the effects of modern laundering practices on the environment.
31. Practice basic weaving techniques in a sampler project.
32. Practice the art of spinning of wool fleece.
33. Practice one method (batik) of application of design/color by
   completing a sampler.

Topics and Scope
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1.  History of textile industry.
2.  Cultural background.
3.  Consumer movements and problems.
4.  Standards and government regulations.
5.  Textile terms and properties.
6.  Manufacture and processing of fibers.
7.  Study of natural and man-made fibers.
8.  Yarn structure.
9.  Fabric construction-woven, nonwoven, knit, other, etc.
10. Fabric design.
11. Finishes.
12. Performance.
13. Maintenance-cost.
14. Experiments include: fiber identification using microscope, burn
   test, chemical test, care of fabric during laundering and stain
   removal, create yarns by handspinning, dye hand spun yarns (time
   allowing), weave identification and construction, evaluating labels
   and advertisements, identification of fabrics by visual means,
   designing fabric using batik method (time allowing), evaluating
   fabrics using wear tests and color tests.

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1.  Notebook containing assignments given during the semester,
   reference readings, class lecture notes, text assignments, handouts,
   experiments, swatch collection, labels and advertisements, other,
2.  Research project.
3.  Reference readings (3 required).
4.  Swatch collection.
5.  Lab experiments.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
15 - 25%
Written homework, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 15%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
15 - 25%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, SHORT ESSAY
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
15 - 25%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Textiles by Kadolf, Holler Saddler, 7th Ed. 1993

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