Course Policies 2341

Overview of the Course

Course Description:  An introduction to textiles, providing a broad view of production and utilization of fabrics with emphasis on application and serviceability.

Course Objectives:   Following participation in all classes, the student
will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Use textile terminology correctly
  2. Describe laws and labeling requirements that regulate textile distribution
  3. Summarize how production processes affect the characteristics and costs of fabric
  4. Identify certain fabrics, their construction, and recommend used for these fabrics
  5. Predict fabric performance based on knowledge of textiles
  6. Select appropriate fabrics for specific uses.

Course Requirements: 

  1. Attend all classes regularly and on time
  2. Read assigned chapters before coming to class
  3. Keep a textile notebook of fabric swatches (purchased in the bookstore)
  4. Take four tests based on textbook reading and presentations in class
  5. Complete Homework assignments.

Assessment Methods:  The course requirements will be assessed by:
Projects, assignments, classroom activities, and continuous interaction with the students.

Class Participation:  Participation in all classes is expected and required.  All work is expected to be turned in on time. 

Disability statement: The University of the Incarnate Word is committed to providing a supportive, challenging, diverse and integrated environment for all students. In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act – Subpart E and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the University ensures accessibility to its programs, services and activities for qualified students with documented disabilities.

For more information, contact the Student Disability Services Office:
Director, Moisés Torrescano
Academic Counselor, Cynthia Pino
Location Administration Building – Room 105
Phone (210) 829-3997
Fax (210) 829-6078
*Information listed above is contact information for Student Disability Services’ Academic Counselor, Cynthia Pino.


In the spirit of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and the mission of this University, the fashion department has accepted as its charger for the 2008-2009 academic year, the pursuit of the value of respect; personal, departmental and universal.
We intend to implement this value by
                  -Treating each other with courtesy
                  -Attempting to recognize the divine in each one of us
                  -Recognizing the dignity of each individual

The Incarnate Word of God teaches us to treat ourselves, our peers, our superiors, and our community with thoughtful consideration.  Thoughtfulness in our words and actions can do much to create a positive and successful learning environment.

NB:  The following rules are in addition to the University of the Incarnate Word Student Code of Conduct published in the student handbook, available in the Student Activities Office.

Students are to respect the rights of others by treating faculty and classmates with respect.  They are to respect the property of others and to use departmental supplies and equipment carefully.

In addition, please

  1. No food or drink in the sewing or computer labs
  2. No portable music devices during class without the expressed consent of the teacher
  3. No sleeping in class
  4. Students should refrain from any unnecessary disruptive talking during class (faculty encourage an open environment in which everyone has the right to express their own opinions and ideas).  However, everyone should be able to do so without having to talk over any of their peers in order to be heard
  5. Turn off cell phones, pagers, PDA phones in classrooms
  6. No portable video game systems during class
  7. No laptops unless they are part of the on-going lesson
  8. No working on unrelated topics in class
  9. No walking in front of the teacher while they are teaching
  10. Only students enrolled in the class my be in the classroom during class
  11. No late work
  12. Departmental supplies are for in-class work

The highest standards of academic honesty are expected in the course.  Forms of academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to cheating, plagiarism, counterfeit work, falsification of academic records, unauthorized reuse of work, theft, collusion.  See the student handbook for definitions and procedures for investigations of claims of academic dishonesty.

Forms of Academic Dishonesty (including but not limited to):

  1. Cheating on tests, examinations or other class or laboratory work
  2. Involvement in plagiarism (appropriation of another’s work and the unacknowledged incorporation of that work in one’s own written work offered for credit)
  3. Counterfeit work, including turning in as one’s own, work which was created, researched or produced by someone else
  4. Falsification of Academic Records- knowingly and improperly changing grades on transcripts, grade sheets, electronic data sheets, class reports, projects, or other academically related documents
  5. Unauthorized reuse of work- turning in of the same work to more than one class without the consent of the instructors involved
  6. Theft- unauthorized use or circulation of tests or answer sheets specifically prepared for a given course and as yet not used or publicly released by the instructor of the course, or theft of completed tests
  7. Collusion- involvement in collusion (unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing course work)
  8. Facilitating Academic Dishonesty – intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another to violate a provision of the code of academic integrity


  • Garments must be entirely completed to be graded
  • Grading will be based on quality according to the rubrics for each construction course
  • The student will have to have a C or better to proceed to the next level in the fashion degree plan
  • No late work or extra credit will be accepted
  • IPs will only be issued in extreme circumstances
NB:  The student will have to earn a C or better to proceed to the next level in the fashion degree plan.


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