Mar 31, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Current Academic Year] 
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ATM 135 Cultural Study of Dress [GEGA]

A study of the social, psychological and physical aspects of dress as related to culture, society and the individual.

Credit 3 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation Fall

Prerequisites -
Other Restrictions -
Restriction by Major -
Restriction by Class - Undergraduate standing

Rationale for Perspectives on a Diverse World - Dress is central to humans as biological, aesthetic and social beings. One could say, “to be human is to dress and to dress is to be human.” Dress is a practice, a ritual, a process and a form of communication about identity, social roles, and status. Dress defines, connects and divides. The production and distribution of dress and textiles link cultures and societies historically and globally. This course fulfills the General Education  Program’s Global Awareness requirements for Perspectives on a Diverse World  by providing students with content and experiences necessary to understand and develop informed perspectives about world cultural/global context using the study of dress as a means of understanding global issues and interrelations within the global community. We will interact with diverse sources, readings, objects, movies and artifacts of popular cultures as well as people to learn about this essential aspect of life in selected cultures. After completing this course, you should have acquired a competent vocabulary to describe and discuss specific items of dress and have an understanding of their cultural context. You will also have a better understanding of the social and behavioral process that impact the practice of dress historically and globally.

Keywords: fashion , Global Awareness (GEGA)  
Equivalent Courses: FM 135, HEC 303
Updates: Approved for GEGA 2/2017, effective Fall 2017; Change to dept. 6/2014

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