Special Study in Home Economics: Textile Studies

EDCP 492 (3.0) Online – Course Outline


  • Weekly Review Quizzes for Module 1
  • Reading Responses for Modules 2, 3 and 4
  • Group Projects for Modules 2 and 3 (round robin)
  • Individual Assignment for Module 2
  • Individual Assignment for Module 3
  • Individual Assignment for Module 4

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.


This online course is designed for those who want to explore the topic of textile studies in preparation for teaching home economics/family studies in the secondary school or for general interest. Students will examine a variety of sample textiles, create a textile sample kit for future reference, and study the processes from fiber to fabric to finishing. Students will also investigate and analyze historical and cultural influences related to textiles and clothing; learn and apply the elements and principles of design to textile products; and investigate contemporary issues related to textiles and clothing.


This course will be offered online on Canvas – http://canvas.ubc.ca

Module 1: From Fiber to Fabric
Week 1 Introduction
Week 2 Natural Fibers
Week 3 Manufactured Fibers
Week 4 Yarns
Week 5 Fabric
Week 6 Dyeing, Printing and Finishing
Module 2: Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Textile Use and Design
Week 7 Culture, Race and Ethnicity and Textiles
Week 8 Historical Study of Clothing and Textiles
Week 9 Culture and History Influence on Modern Textiles and Dress
Module 3: Elements of Principles of Design
Week 10 Elements of Design
Week 11 Principles of Design
Module 4: Issues Related to Textiles and Dress
Week 12 Identifying the Issues
Week 13 An Exploration of an Issue


Call the UBC Bookstore to order: 604-822-2665, or toll-free in North America: 1-800-661-3889 or
Order online: http://shop.bookstore.ubc.ca/courselistbuilder.aspx

  • The Textile Kit™ with iTextiles™ ATEXINC ©2015 ISBN: 9781604051421


This is an online course. Students are required to have a computer, access to the Internet, and a Campus Wide Login ID and password to access the course website.


Your EZproxy connection will allow you to access library resources from your computer on or off campus. For more information, go to https://services.library.ubc.ca/electronic-access/connect/


Telephone: 604.822.2013, or toll-free in North America: 1.888.492.1122
Email: pro-d.educ@ubc.ca

Latest Revision on: October 25, 2018