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Required of all freshmen and transfer students in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design programs.
Introduction to Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design programs, activities, resources, and careers.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Computer aided design software functions and processes specific to textiles, merchandising and fashion design.  Introduction to desgin software at the basic level.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
This is an 8-week course.
Technical experience in stitch applications, garment construction and finishes and fundamental fit.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 216
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Studio 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Non-majors only.
An introduction to design fundamentals and their application in visual communications. Design problems and solutions will be explored and considered relative to the needs of various professions that use images to convey information.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 2
Analysis of social, cultural, aesthetic, and economic influences on clothing and human behavior.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 410, TMFD 425
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 9
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
Analysis of social, cultural, aesthetic, and economic influences on clothing and human behavior.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
TMFD 140A
Visual Literacy Lab: Analysis and/or CompositionCrosslisted as ARCH 140A, ARTP 140A, IDES 140A, JGEN 140A, LARC 140A
Prereqs:
ARTP: Art major or candidate for teaching endorsement in art. ARCH: Admission to the College of Architecture. IDES: Admission to the College of Architecture. JGEN: College of Journalism and Mass Communications major and 2.75 GPA. LARC: Admission to the College of Architecture. TMFD: Textiles, Merchandising and Design major or minor.
Development of creative and perceptual analytic skills through problem solving in design. Composition and analysis.
This course is a prerequisite for: CERM 231, GRPH 221, GRPH 223, PANT 251, PRNT 241, SCLP 211
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 2
TMFD 140B
Visual Literacy Lab: Perceptual DrawingCrosslisted as ARCH 140B, ARTP 140B, IDES 140B, JGEN 140B, LARC 140B
Prereqs:
ARTP: Art major or candidate for teaching endorsement in art. ARCH: Admission to the College of Architecture. IDES: Admission to the College of Architecture. JGEN: College of Journalism and Mass Communications major and 2.75 GPA. LARC: Admission to the College of Architecture. TMFD: Textiles, Merchandising and Design major or minor.
Development of creative and perceptual analytic skills through problem solving in drawing and design. Composition and perceptual drawing.
This course is a prerequisite for: CERM 231, GRPH 221, GRPH 223, PANT 251, PRNT 241, SCLP 211
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 2
TMFD 141A
Visual Literacy Lab: ColorCrosslisted as ARCH 141A, ARTP 141A, IDES 141A, JGEN 141A, LARC 141A
Prereqs:
ARTP: Art major or candidate for teaching endorsement in art.  ARCH: Admission to the College of Architecture. IDES: Admission to the College of Architecture. JGEN: College of Journalism and Mass Communications major and 2.75 GPA. LARC: Admission to the College of Architecture. TMFD: Textiles, Merchandising and Design major or minor.
Development of creative and perceptual analytic skills through problem solving in drawing and design. Composition and color theory application.
This course is a prerequisite for: CERM 231, GRPH 221, GRPH 223, PANT 251, PHOT 261, PRNT 241, SCLP 211
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 2
TMFD 141B
Visual Literacy Lab: Speculative DrawingCrosslisted as ARCH 141B, ARTP 141B, IDES 141B, JGEN 141B, LARC 141B
Prereqs:
ARTP: Art major or candidate for teaching endorsement in art. ARCH: Admission to the College of Architecture. IDES: Admission to the College of Architecture. JGEN: College of Journalism and Mass Communications major and 2.75 GPA. LARC: Admission to the College of Architecture. TMFD: Textiles, Merchandising and Design major or minor.
Development of creative and perceptual analytic skills through problem solving in drawing and design. Composition and perceptual drawing.
This course is a prerequisite for: CERM 231, GRPH 221, GRPH 223, PANT 251, PHOT 261, PRNT 241, SCLP 211
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 2
TMFD 143
Visual Literacy: Art and DesignCrosslisted as ARCH 143, ARTP 143, IDES 143, JGEN 143, LARC 143
Prereqs:
ARTP: Art major or candidate for teaching endorsement in art. ARCH: Admission to the College of Architecture. IDES: Admission to the College of Architecture. JGEN: College of Journalism and Mass Communications major and 2.75 GPA. LARC: Admission to the College of Architecture. TMFD: Textiles, Clothing and Design major or minor.
Introduction to issues in Visual Literacy as they relate to art and design. Formal and critical analysis.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 2
Describe, analyze, interpret and evaluate two and three dimensional design forms.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 225, TMFD 312, TMFD 314
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
ACE Outcomes: 2
Explore color concepts in two and three dimensional formats.  Emphasis on applications to visual merchandising, product development, and fashion design.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 225, TMFD 312, TMFD 314
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Develop perceptual and analytical drawing skills through visual problem solving using various media and techniques.  Emphasis on developing skills applicable to fashion and textile representation.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 225, TMFD 312, TMFD 314
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
TMFD 206
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Fibers, yarns, fabric construction, and finishes as they affect use and care.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 325, TMFD 405, TMFD 406, TMFD 408, TMFD 428
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 4
Analysis and evaluation of apparel structure. Design, style, and construction variations as related to quality, price, and performance.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 216, TMFD 312, TMFD 403, TMFD 416
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Textile and apparel industry processes. Social, cultural, and economic influences on the industry including entrepreneurship.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Creative experience in apparel design through the use of flat pattern methods.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 471, TMFD 472
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio 5
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Introduction to surface design with creative applications of printing and dyeing techniques on fabric.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 471
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio 5
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
TMFD major. TMFD 144, TMFD 145, TMFD 146, and TMFD 212.
Drawing garments and the fashion figure. Aesthetic styling and presentation, refining product specifications, and interpretations of current trends. Intermediate application of computer-aided design in flat drawings and visual presentations.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 412
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
ACCT 200 and 3 hrs MATH.
Role and responsibilities of apparel and/or home furnishings merchandisers in a retail operation. Fundamentals of merchandise mathematics and its application to computer technology.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 413, TMFD 422, TMFD 498
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Store and non-store visual merchandising and promotion for textiles and apparel. Includes strategies for branding and target market in both real and virtual platforms.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 498
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Junior standing; TMFD 206.
Creative application of woven and non-loom textile construction techniques.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 472
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Readings in current literature and individual problems.
Credit Hours: 1-5
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Creative experience in designing apparel through the use of draping techniques.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 471, TMFD 498
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per semester: 6
Course Format: Studio 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
TMFD 405/805
Prereqs:
Recent advances in the production and performance of fibers, yarns, finishes and dyes for textile products. Lab experiences designed to familiarize the students with standards, methods and equipment for evaluating textile product performance.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 498
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Physical and chemical analysis of textiles using standard testing procedures. The calculation, interpretation, and evaluation of test results.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
TMFD 407/807
Prereqs:
Junior standing, AHIS 101 or 102 or 3 hrs HIST 100 or 101.
Theoretical approach to the history of dress from ancient times through the twentieth century; examining dress in the context of social, economic, and artistic development of Western culture.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
TMFD 408/808
Prereqs:
Junior standing, TMFD 206, AHIS 101 or 102 or 3 hrs HIST 100 or 101.
Textiles in the context of artistic, social, political, and economic developments in the cultures of Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Emphasis on evolution of textile design and stylistic differences between cultures.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
TMFD 410/810
Socio-Psychological Aspects of ClothingCrosslisted as WMNS 410A/810A
Prereqs:
Senior standing; 3 hrs PSYC or SOCI; TMFD 123.
Theories and research findings about the social and psychological aspects of clothing and appearance in relation to the self and others.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Senior Standing; For Merchandising option and for the Textile and Apparel Design option: TMFD 312MRKT 300 and 6 hrs from any of the the following:  ACCT 200, ECON 200BLAW 300, FINA 300, MNGT 300. For Textile Science option and for the Textile, Merchandising and Fashion Design Communications option: TMFD 312 and ECON 200.
 
Synthesis of process involved in product development from product initiation to the development of market strategies.  Career and portfolio development.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs:
ACCT 200; MRKT 300 and 3 hrs from any of the following: ECON 200, BLAW 300, FINA 300, MNGT 300; TMFD 313 and 314.
Problems involved in consumer decision making, merchandise development and planning, retail strategies, and marketing practices specific to the textile and apparel industry.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Creative experience.
Designing apparel, computer-aided design, pattern making, and line development for specific markets.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per semester: 6
Course Format: Studio 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Senior Standing and TMFD 313
Comprehensive study of issues involved in global sourcing, including the scope, trends, and sustainability of current practices. An analysis of cultural, political, ethical, and economic perspectives related to global sourcing, production, trade and distribution of textiles and apparel products.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Digital and other media for printed textiles. Design development, professional practices, and expressive and communicative concepts.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio
Course Delivery: Classroom
TMFD 428/828
Prereqs:
4 hrs CHEM and TMFD 206.
This course is taught every other year. Check with adviser and/or department when planning course work.
Application classes of dyes. Physical and chemical properties of dyes within each class, methods of dye-fiber association, fastness properties of dyes, and recommended application procedures.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Advanced work in the creation of apparel as visual communication. Design conceptualization with experimentation in media, structure, technique, and presentation.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
TMFD 216 and 225; TMFD 325 and 403 recommended.
TMFD 472 requires a public presentation of work.
Advanced work in creation of textiles. Design conceptualization, development and experimentation in media, structure, application, and product development.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
TMFD 490
Prereqs:
Permission.
Presented by department faculty and visiting artists, scholars and scientists.
Opportunity to analyze and evaluate techniques, develop skills, or study topics of special interest. A. Textiles (1-3 cr) B. Fashion (1-3 cr) D. Design (1-3 cr)
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per semester: 9
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hrs textiles, merchandising and fashion design or permission.
The textile and apparel industry. Visits to museums, showrooms, manufacturers, retail establishments in major domestic and/or foreign markets such as: New York City, Paris, London, Milan, Prague, Shanghai, Seoul.
Credit Hours: 2
Max credits per degree: 4
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
TMFD 496/896
Prereqs:
12 hrs in textiles, merchandising and fashion design and permission.
Individual projects in research, literature review, or creative production. A. Textiles (1-5 cr) B. Fashion (1-5 cr) D. Design (1-5 cr)
Credit Hours: 1-5
Max credits per degree: 10
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
TMFD 498
Prereqs:
For all options: 2.5 GPA, 79 hrs completed toward the degree; 3.0 GPA in TMFD courses; plus any additional prerequisites that are required for the specific option as follows. For Merchandising option: TMFD 313 and 314. For Textiles Science option: TMFD 405/805 or 406/806. For Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design Communications option: TMFD 314 and 407/807 or 408/808 or 410/810. For Textile and Apparel Design option: TMFD 403/803 or 416/816 or 425.
TMFD 498 requires an application for the internship with the TMFD department and with the employer. TMFD 498 is 'Letter Grade only'.
Supervised individual professional experience with a qualified cooperative practicing professional.
Credit Hours: 2-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Senior standing.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
TMFD 206 or permission
Recommended practices for accessioning, handling, storage, exhibition, and preventative conservation of textiles and dress in museum collections. Philosophical and ethical issues confronting curators and collection managers.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hrs textiles, merchandising, and fashion design and permission
Selected problems related to textiles, fashion, and design.
A. Textiles
B. Fashion
D. Design
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 12
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
6 hours of history or art history; TMFD 206
TMFD 807, 808, and ANTH 100 recommended. Textiles and dress as an expression of the life, arts and material culture of Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. Literature and theoretical approaches.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Influence of social, political, artistic and technological developments on quiltmaking traditions.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
TMFD 212, 216, 312, and 803 or 816; or permission of instructor
Creative experience in designing textiles and apparel as three-dimensional art forms with emphasis on conceptualization, expression, media, techniques, lighting, space, and movement as influential factors combined with exhibition experience. Topics vary.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Studio
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission of instructor
Studio experience in working with a variety of media, including digital, to render and produce textiles and/or apparel; and Portfolio development.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Studio
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Digital and other media for textiles. Design development, professional practice, and expressive communicative concepts.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Studio
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
9 hrs textiles, merchandising and fashion design and permission
Significant issues in textiles, clothing, and fashion design.
A. Textiles
B. Fashion
D. Design
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 9
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Course Delivery: Classroom
TMFD 870A
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TMFD 870B
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TMFD 870D
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Lec 2, stu 2. TMFD 873 culminates in an exhibition in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery. Contemporary issues in design with creative and/or curatorial work.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Emergence and synthesis of theory, current theoretical development, conceptual structures, theory construction as a framework for research and evaluation of scholarly publications.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
TMFD 875
Research MethodsCrosslisted as HUMS 875
Research methods that addresses practical and theoretical issues involved in designing, conducting, and evaluating research.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Research methods for material culture study applied to textiles and dress. Methodologies for artifact study and skills. Fiber microscopy as a tool for artifact analysis. Conceptual development, application and evaluation of a model for artifact study.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
TMFD 890
Workshops on a variety of topics by department faculty and visiting artists, scholars and scientists. Opportunity to analyze and evaluate techniques, develop skills, or study topics of special interest.
A. Textiles
B. Fashion
D. Design
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 9
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Course Delivery: Classroom
TMFD 890A
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TMFD 890B
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TMFD 890D
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TMFD 891
Special Topics in Human SciencesCrosslisted as CYAF 891, HUMS 891, NUTR 891, SLPA 891, TEAC 891
Aspects of human sciences not covered elsewhere in the curriculum.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 12
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Course Delivery: Classroom
TMFD 896A
This course has no description.
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TMFD 896B
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TMFD 896D
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TMFD 899
Prereqs:
Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 6-10
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission of chair
Reading, discussions, and reports dealing with the economic, sociological, historical, technical, and aesthetic phases of textiles and clothing.
A. Textiles
B. Fashion
D. Design
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Delivery: Classroom
TMFD 905A
This course has no description.
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TMFD 905B
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TMFD 905D
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Prereqs:
TMFD 813 plus 9 hrs textiles, merchandising and fashion design, 6 hrs economics (undergraduate hrs) or permission
Current status of the domestic textile and apparel complex; current theories of textile consumption and demand within the international market; factors influencing textile and apparel production, distribution, and expenditures; the role of international trade and its influence on the domestic textile and apparel industry and foreign policy.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
TMFD 810, or permission
Appearance and space as systems of nonverbal communication with emphasis on their relationship to the development of the self and the micro and macro processes of life.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
TMFD 813 or permission
Common theoretical frameworks found in the textile/apparel/interior merchandising and marketing literature, plus issues which impact the textiles and apparel industry.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
TMFD 920
Teaching PracticumCrosslisted as CYAF 920, NUTR 920
Prereqs:
CYAF 918 or permission of department chair
Supervised classroom experiences designed to develop competencies in teaching at the college level.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
(1-3 cr per sem, max 9
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Prereqs:
Permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 2
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TMFD 995
Prereqs:
Permission
Intended primarily for doctoral students, although non-doctoral graduate students may be admitted with permission. Immersion in outcome-based scholarly activities with a faculty mentor. Develop, execute and report on one or more projects addressing the interaction between research and practice, individually or in small groups.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 18
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Prereqs:
Permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
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TMFD 997
Prereqs:
9 hrs textiles, clothing and design graduate credit
Supervised independent professional experience under direction of a practicing professional within the textile and apparel industry, government agencies, museums and/or businesses.
Credit Hours: 1-9
Max credits per degree: 9
Course Format: Field
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TMFD 998
Special Topics in Human SciencesCrosslisted as CYAF 998, NUTR 998
Prereqs:
Permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 6
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Max credits per degree: 55
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Course Delivery: Classroom