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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sustainable Apparel and Textile Innovation Minor

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Minor Requirements:

All courses included in the minor must be completed with a C- or better. At least nine credits must be at the 300-level or above. Substitutions for the courses below may be made with permission of the program director. Independent studies and special problems courses may also count toward the minor with the director’s approval.  Only nine credits may be counted toward both a student’s major requirements, other minor, and the Sustainable Apparel and Textile Innovation minor.

Core Courses:

Required Electives:

Take three credits from each of the three elective areas, and take a fourth elective from any area (12 credits).

Design for Social Change:

Design for Social Change focuses on the critical role of human behavior for sustainable innovation to succeed. Courses in this elective provide a framework for understanding how visual information and artifacts can be used for raising individual and community awareness and understanding, changing attitudes, and generating the political will so that citizens, consumers, business and political leaders, and others can embrace lasting change in what apparel products are offered, and how they are made, used, and disposed of. One of the following:

Business and Industry Innovation:

Business and Industry Innovation provides students with expanded knowledge on relevant social, cultural, economic, and legal contexts that support and constrain business and industry innovation. Understanding these constraints facilitates innovation by allowing students to analyze the broad contextual factors that may need to be addressed. One of the following:

Alternative Electives:

Alternatively, students may also bundle three of the following one-credit courses to fulfill this elective requirement:

  • FASH 689 - Apparel Supply Chains & Social Responsibility
  • FASH 691 - Socially Responsible Apparel: Global Policy
  • FASH 692 - Sustaining Global Apparel Supply Chains
  • FASH 693 - Culture & Work in the Apparel Industry
  • FASH 694 - Apparel Consumers and Social Responsibilty
  • FASH 695 - Bringing Social Responsbility to Apparel Corporate Culture
  • FASH 696 - Current Initiatives for Apparel Industry Labor Compliance
  • FASH 697 - Worker-Centric Social Responsibility
  • FASH 698 - Redesigning “Green” Apparel
  • FASH 699 - Producing Environmentally Responsible Apparel

Science and Engineering Innovation:

Science and Engineering Innovation augments student knowledge on scientific and engineering approaches for chemical management, water and waste water treatment, energy management, and/or waste disposal. Innovations in all areas are needed to improve environmental performance in the apparel and textile industry. One of the following:

Credits to Total a Minimum of 18

Last Revised 2017-2018 Academic Year