History of Apparel

History of Apparel
Costume, clothing, and textiles as mediums for understanding the stages and states of individuals, families, and societies; apparel diversity and cultural identity.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 ProgramsContaining SFL 380
Course Outcomes

Content and Learning

  • Critically analyze how western cultural heritage is evidenced in the evolution of clothing through time periods.
  • Be able to distinguish clothing from various points in time by their characteristics and details.
  • Be able to recognize the importance of catalytic events, people and technological developments and how they influenced fashion.
  • Demonstrate how to use vocabulary and terminology specific to particular periods of time in order that we may more accurately express ourselves and communicate clearly.
  • Understand how the value systems and beliefs of societies are reflected in their clothing.
  • Be able to conduct personal research of interest and share those findings in a professional manner with the class.