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Last approved: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 17:19:56 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:20:00 GMT

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Major
TTM (Textile Technology Management)
580
032572
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Consumer Perspectives in Fashion
Consumer & Fashion
College of Textiles
Textile and Apparel Management (18TAM)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
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Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
TTM591Fall/201716
TTM591Spring/20166
TTM591Spring/20159
TTM591Fall/201316
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Yingjiao Xu
Associate Professor
Graduate Faculty

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture1515NoN/A
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote


Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Introduction of concepts and theories related to consumer behavior. Analysis of apparel and textile consumers and their decision making processes as well as internal and external influencing factors. Application of consumer behavior models to investigate consumer behaviors pertaining to textile and apparel products through individualized research projects.

Consumer Behavior in the context of the textile and fashion industry is critical to the curriculum for the concentrations under the Textiles degree, including fashion and textile design, retail and brand management, textile management, and textile technology. This course has been offered three times in the past three years as a special topics course and has become a regular for students in Textiles. There is no other course offered on campus designed for the introduction and application of consumer behavior concepts and theories in the textile and apparel industry. 


No

Is this a GEP Course?
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Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
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Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
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Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
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US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
 
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Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
Poole College of ManagementSteve AllenThe original CAF was updated per inputs from colleagues in PCOM to reflect a textiles/apparel context of this proposed course. PCOM provided their support to our offering of this course on 08/09/2017.
No additional resources are needed for this course.

This course is designed to provide students opportunities to understand concepts and theories related to consumer behavior with an ultimate goal to apply the concepts and theories to examine consumer behavior pertaining to textile and apparel products. Specifically, the following objectives are developed: 



  1. To investigate prevalent trends and patterns in consumer needs and consumption pertaining to textiles and apparel;

  2. To review theoretical frameworks applied in consumer behavior research;

  3. To evaluate research in the consumer behavior field pertaining to textiles and apparel products (relevancy, validity, methods, and applications);

  4. To identify internal and external factors influencing consumers’ decision making processes; and  

  5. To apply consumer behavior models to investigate consumer behavior for textile and apparel products. 


Student Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing the course, students are expected to be able to : 


1) identify prevalent trends and patterns in consumer needs and consumption pertaining to textiles and apparel; 


2) understand theoretical frameworks applied in consumer behavior research; 


3) evaluate research in the consumer behavior field pertaining to textiles and apparel products (relevancy, validity, methods, and applications); 


4) identify internal and external factors influencing consumers’ decision making processes; and


5) apply consumer behavior model to investigate consumer behavior for textile and apparel products. 


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Attendance10This course is conducted in a seminar format that entails related readings assigned for discussion each week. For learning and understanding of the concepts and ideas to occur, it is imperative that all students read the article readings assigned (including assigned Chapters from the text book) and contribute to the discussion.
Homework20There are 2 homework assignments throughout the semester. Guidelines will be provided for each homework.
Discussion20Each student will sign up for one topic as the discussion leader. (Sign up for topics will occur in the first class).
Written Assignment10Students need to write a one-page single-spaced review summary of one of the readings for the topic led by a discussion leader. Each student is to submit 6 reviews.
Project20The research paper will be paced through the whole semester. Students will be presenting their intermediate (component) project to the class for feedback/comments. The final paper will be graded. Detailed project guidelines will be provided.
Final Exam20Take home exam.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
see syllabus
mlnosbis 12/21/2017:
1) Student Learning Outcomes must be listed on the syllabus.
2) Will all the reading materials be posted to the Moodle site, or are students expected to access the journals and materials separately?
3) Syllabus should include NC State's general PRR statement; item 14 from the Graduate Course Syllabus attached under Additional Documentation.

cohen 1/18/2018:
In CIM, write "see syllabus" for the topical outline.

ABGS Reviewer Comments 2/12/2018:
- No concerns.
yxu11 (Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:25:42 GMT): Thank you for the comments. Below is a summary of the updates and responses to the comments: 1) student learning outcomes are listed on the syllabus; 2) updated the reading materials list. The remaining ones are those sources where reading materials for the course will be obtained. Citations are provided for students to direct students to get access to the readings on those journals/websites. 3) Item 14 from the Graduate Course Syllabus checklist are not included on the syllabus. 4) "See syllabus" was stated on the CIM for topical outline.
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